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Asian Cucumber and Peanut Salad Recipe
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Asian Cucumber and Peanut Salad

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"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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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    5 mins
  • READY IN

    1 hr 20 mins

Directions

  1. Heat vegetable oil in a small skillet over medium heat; cook and stir garlic until softened and lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Set garlic aside to cool.
  2. Whisk vinegar and sugar in a salad bowl until sugar has dissolved; add chili-garlic sauce, fish sauce, coriander, cooked garlic, and red pepper flakes until thoroughly combined. Stir in cucumbers, peanuts, and green onions to coat with dressing. Refrigerate at least 1 hour to overnight.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 11, 2013

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.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 15, 2013

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.

 

8 Ratings

Jan 28, 2013

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.

 
Mar 17, 2013

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.

 
Sep 05, 2014

Absolutely LOVE this salad! I used a combination of peanuts and about a tablespoon of peanut butter. I will make it again and again!

 
Apr 26, 2015

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.

 
Apr 19, 2015

Very good and to add s little color we added shaved carrots

 
Oct 16, 2014

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.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 155 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 12.5 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 10.5 g
  • 16%
  • Fiber
  • 2.9 g
  • 11%
  • Protein
  • 5.8 g
  • 12%
  • Sodium
  • 438 mg
  • 18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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