Thai Cucumber Salad with Peanuts

Thai Cucumber Salad with Peanuts

I was making a red curry dish for dinner tonight and wanted to pair it with a light side dish. I found this recipe at Food and Wine and thought it would be perfect, especially since I had all of the ingredients on hand. I love it when that happens! This cucumber salad was super easy to throw together, tasted fresh, crisp, and delicious. I loved the combination of flavors and textures, the bit of heat the Thai chile gave to the dressing, and the salty crunch the peanuts gave to the salad.

Thai Cucumber Salad with Peanuts

Combine the lime juice, fish sauce, sugar, chiles, garlic, and oil together in a small bowl. Whisk until well combined; set aside to allow flavors to mingle.

Thai Cucumber Salad with Peanuts

When ready to serve the salad, add the cucumber, sliced onion, cilantro, peanuts, and a pinch of salt to a large bowl. Whisk the dressing well before pouring on top of the cucumber mixture. Mix with a spoon until well combined. Serve immediately. Enjoy.

Thai Cucumber Salad with Peanuts

 

 

Thai Cucumber Salad with Peanuts

 

Yield: 4  

Total Time: 5 minutes +/-

Ingredients:

4 tsp fresh lime juice
1 tsp fish sauce
1 tsp sugar
1 Thai chile, sliced thinly
1 clove of garlic, minced
3 tsp canola oil
1 English cucumber, halved lengthwise, seeded and sliced 1/4 inch thick
1/4 small red onion, sliced thinly
1/3 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
2-3 tbsp roasted peanuts
Pinch of sea salt

Directions:

Combine the lime juice, fish sauce, sugar, chiles, garlic, and oil together in a small bowl. Whisk until well combined; set aside to allow flavors to mingle.

When ready to serve the salad, add the cucumber, sliced onion, cilantro, peanuts, and a pinch of salt to a large bowl. Whisk the dressing well before pouring on top of the cucumber mixture. Mix with a spoon until well combined. Serve immediately. Enjoy.

Adapted recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
Original recipe by Food and Wine

 
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