Recipe by tammyn316
"A fresh cucumber salad with a real kick! My mom adds rice noodles making it a great lunch or dinner add-on. I prefer it as it is."
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white sugar, or to taste
Asian-style chili-garlic sauce
red pepper flakes
cucumbers - halved lengthwise, seeds scraped out with a spoon, and thinly sliced
green onions, chopped
Tasty and spicy. I mostly followed the recipe except used 1/2 tablespoon of fresh coriander and a teaspoon of organic peanut butter (made from just peanuts) in the dressing instead of chopped peanuts because that's what I had. Next time I will use more of both: maybe a full tablespoon of fresh coriander and a tablespoon of peanut butter (if I don't have peanuts). The peanuts are an important part of the taste. We ate this as a side salad to burgers, and it was very good. I imagine it would also taste great on rice.
These were okay. It had a balance issue with it but didn't want to mess with it. I didn't have peanuts so that was the only ingredient missing and also altered the chili garlic.
Since most recipes tell you to saute garlic for about 30 seconds, I cut back on the time for fear that 5 minutes would turn the garlic bitter. No doubt about it, this salad does have a kick. If you're in the middle on spiciness, you may want to add half a tablespoon of the chili-garlic sauce, taste, and then add the rest if you feel you need it. Same comment applies to the addition of the red pepper flakes. This is a pretty nice Asian cuke salad, and I definitely liked the flavor of the coriander which is a spice I've not used often.
I added red onion, chicken, and cooked chow mein noodles. It's so good. The only problem was I didn't have enough for leftovers. I'm going to double it next time so I can enjoy it for lunch the next day as well.
Absolutely LOVE this salad! I used a combination of peanuts and about a tablespoon of peanut butter. I will make it again and again!
Too spicy, and I usually like the extra kick. Next time I will omit chili garlic sauce. Kind of quiet too; next time I will add thinly sliced red onion and cilantro. I will also substitute jarred minced garlic for cooking the garlic.
Very good and to add s little color we added shaved carrots
I didn't have Asain Garlic Sauce and I made my own. Don't skip the peanuts bc it changes the entire dynamic of the recipe.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Asian Cucumber and Peanut Salad
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 95
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