Peanut Cucumber Salad

Although this tangy, simply dressed cucumber salad was inspired by a dish the Shaw family enjoyed in a Chinese restaurant, Eva Shaw has found that it complements almost any meal.


Makes 6 to 8 servings

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Nutritional Information

Calories 64
Caloriesfromfat 63 %
Protein 3.4 g
Fat 4.4 g
Satfat 0.6 g
Carbohydrate 4.2 g
Fiber 1.8 g
Sodium 145 mg
Cholesterol 0.0 mg


1/4 cup rice vinegar
1 teaspoon sugar
About 1/2 teaspoon salt
3 English cucumbers (about 1 1/2 lb. total)
1/2 cup unsalted roasted peanuts, coarsely chopped


1. In a large bowl, combine vinegar, sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon salt.

2. Peel cucumbers, if desired, and slice very thin. Add to dressing and mix to coat. Add more salt to taste and sprinkle with peanuts.

Eva Shaw, Carlsbad, California,


July 2002
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