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.

Yield: Makes 6 to 8 servings
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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 64
  • Calories from fat: 63%
  • Protein: 3.4g
  • Fat: 4.4g
  • Saturated fat: 0.6g
  • Carbohydrate: 4.2g
  • Fiber: 1.8g
  • Sodium: 145mg
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg


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