Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Thai cucumber salad with roasted peanuts

As people in hot climates already know, eating spicy things when it's hot out will actually cool you off. (Hot peppers = you sweat = sweat evaporates and cools you off.) This is also a great way to use up cucumbers.

1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1 1/2 tablespoons fish sauce
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
1 minced seeded jalapeno
2 minced garlic cloves
3 big cucumbers, halved, seeded, and thinly sliced
3/4 cup sliced red onion
3 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
3 tablespoons chopped roasted peanuts

Whisk first five ingredients together. Place cucumbers, onion and mint in large bowl. Add dressing and toss to coast. Sprinkle with peanuts and serve.

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