Thai Cucumber Salad with Peanuts

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total time: 20 mins
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In this refreshing salad, crisp cucumbers and aromatic cilantro are tossed with a tangy dressing made with lime juice, fish sauce and fiery Thai chiles. Slideshow:  Fast and Easy Ethnic Recipes 


1/4 cup fresh lime juice

1 tablespoon fish sauce

1 tablespoon sugar

2 Thai chiles, thinly sliced

1 small garlic clove, finely grated

2 tablespoons canola oil

3 English cucumbers—halved lengthwise, seeded and sliced crosswise 1/4 inch thick

1 cup packed cilantro, chopped

1/2 cup salted roasted peanuts

1/2 small red onion, very thinly sliced

Kosher salt

How to Make It

In a small bowl, whisk the lime juice with the fish sauce, sugar, chiles, garlic and oil. In a large bowl, toss the cucumbers, cilantro, peanuts and onion. Add the dressing and toss to coat. Season with salt and serve right away.

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