- Organic Bound
Cucumbers are so crunchy and mild tasting, they marry beautifully with other flavorings. They're often prepared as a condiment and served with spicy or smoky dishes such as satays, smoked fish or grilled meats.
This recipe's combination of heat, sweet, salt and sour makes it a perfect accompaniment to spicy Thai cuisine. While typically served with satay, this cucumber salad is delicious as a condiment for Indian food as well. Adjust the amount of jalapeño to fit your taste, if you prefer a milder flavor.
|1 medium||English cucumber, unpeeled (halved lengthwise and very thinly sliced)|
|1 small||jalapeño or Serrano chile (very finely diced, or to taste)|
|1 tablespoon||minced fresh mint or Thai basil|
|1 tablespoon||fresh lime juice|
|1 tablespoon||Sugar (preferably superfine)|
|2 teaspoons||unseasoned rice vinegar|
|2 tablespoons||chopped roasted salted peanuts|
Place the cucumbers in a medium-size bowl and add the chile and mint. Toss to combine.
Mix the lime juice, sugar and vinegar in a small cup, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Add the juice mixture to the cucumbers and toss to combine.
If you're not serving the dish immediately, refrigerate (covered) for up to 4 hours. Just before serving, add the peanuts and toss again.