Sweet and sour cucumber salad

    1 hour 5 min

    A delightfully light refreshing side dish of marinated cucumber, red onion, fresh coriander and peanuts. It goes wonderfully with Asian-inspired barbecued meats. Hope you enjoy it!

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    Serves: 4 

    • 115ml water
    • 115ml white wine vinegar
    • 115g (4 oz) sugar
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 large cucumber, peeled
    • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
    • 2-3 tablespoons freshly chopped coriander
    • 3-4 tablespoons chopped peanuts

    Prep:1hr  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Ready in:1hr5min 

    1. To make dressing: Combine water, vinegar, sugar & salt in a small saucepan. Heat over med-high heat, stirring occasionally, until gently boiling.
    2. Let boil until slightly thickened and clear (about 2 mins.) Remove from heat and let cool.
    3. Cut cucumber lengthways in half, then in quarters. Then cut horizontally to form little triangles.
    4. Combine cucumber, red onion and coriander in a medium bowl and pour cooled dressing over everything.
    5. Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour or until ready to serve.
    6. Before serving, pour off most of dressing and sprinkle salad with chopped peanuts. Delicious!


    I have added in chilling time.

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    Really really good, thanks for sharing  -  15 Apr 2009