Spicy cucumber and peanut salad

Spicy cucumber and peanut salad

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About this recipe: Garlic and chilli sauce add a spicy kick to a this easy cucumber salad with peanuts and spring onions.


Serves: 4 

  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon caster sugar, or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon chilli-garlic sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried chilli flakes (optional)
  • 2 cucumbers - halved lengthwise, seeds scraped out with a spoon and thinly sliced
  • 75g chopped peanuts
  • 2 spring onions, chopped

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Extra time:1hr chilling  ›  Ready in:1hr20min 

  1. Heat vegetable oil in a small pan 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 chilli-garlic sauce, fish sauce, coriander, cooked garlic and chilli flakes until thoroughly combined. Stir in cucumbers, peanuts and spring onions to coat with dressing. Chill at least 1 hour to overnight.

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