Crunchy Cucumber Salad Recipe

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crunchy cucumber salad

ravishing rubbies

By
@rrsuttles

low calorie crunch of the cucumber is enhanced by chopped peanuts.Serve this as a side dish or a topping for grilled fish.


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Serves:

4

Prep:

5 Min

Ingredients

2
englishor other unwaxed cucumbers,chopped into 1/4inch dice about3cups
1 medium
green serrano chile pepper,finely chopped(remove seeds if desired)
1/2 c
raw peanuts(toasted,unsalted ones will also work)
2-3 Tbsp
freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/4 tsp
salt
1/2 tsp
sugar
1/8 tsp
ground cayenne or red pepper
1 Tbsp
canola oil
1/4 tsp
mustard seeds

Directions Step-By-Step

1
place cucumbers and pepper in medium bowl.Using coffee grinder or food processor,chop peanuts until reduced to a coarse powder(not too fine,but no big chunks).Add to cucumbers along with lemon juice(to taste),salt,and sugar(to taste)and mix well.
2
Sprinkle cayenne in small pile on top of salad.Do not stir in yet.Heat oil in small skillet over high heat.When it begins to smoke,add mustard seeds and cover with a lid or a splatter screen.As soon as the seeds stop sputtering,remove from the heat and carefully pour oil over cayenne.Stir in dressing.
3
Note:pouring the hot oil over the cayenne prevents scorching.Be cautious when doing this.
4
nutritional info per serving: 152 calories;5 grams protein;7 grams carbohydrates:12.5 grams fat;1.5 grams saturated fat;0mg. cholestrol;2grams fiber;150mg.sodium

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Salads
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy