Spicy cucumber and peanut salad

    1 hour 20 min

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

    3 people made this

    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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    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.  -  11 Aug 2013  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    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.  -  28 Jan 2013  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    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.  -  17 Mar 2013  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)