Photo: Randy Mayor; Stylist: Cindy Barr
Serves 4 (serving size: 1/2 cup)

With just 52 calories per serving, fresh and delicious Cucumber-Peanut Salad is perfect alongside burgers, chicken, or any summertime meal.

How to Make It

Combine cucumber, onion, lime juice, brown sugar, and salt in a medium bowl; toss to coat. Sprinkle evenly with peanuts.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

Great Asian salad

June 21, 2016
Have made this many times.  Add other veggies including julienne carrots and radishes for variety.  Usually make it with green onions.  The dressing is spicy, tangy and sweet.  Made it again last night with Chicken Thighs with Sesame Ginger Glaze and it did not disappoint!

BogeysMom's Review

September 04, 2014
Sorry, but this didn't do anything for me. It was rather bland and boring.

ehensley1's Review

February 11, 2014
Delicious! Added a sprinkle of five spice and cherry tomatoes. Will definitely make again.

creamcheese's Review

July 23, 2013
This was fabulous - I served it to two guests and we gobbled up all four servings. I made it again a couple days later but was out of peanuts so I threw in a couple spoonfuls of peanut butter instead. Might I take this moment to not recommend that option. The peanut butter mixed with the lime and cucumber juice and the flavor became diluted. Watery. Meh. So, follow those directions and eat up! Will totally make this (the right way) again.

lbelli01's Review

June 19, 2013
This was a great alternative to the regular cucumbers/vinegar/sugar recipe. I wouldn't change a thing. It's just cucumber salad, so I just couldn't go and give it five stars.