Cool down with this light refreshing Balinese Cucumber Peanut Salad and you’ll feel your cares and worries disappear. You might even imagine you are relaxing on a South Sea beach somewhere and hear the ocean waves lap on the sand.
Or just add this quick and easy dish to your outdoor barbecue for a light taste. It goes perfectly with grilled ribs, pork chops, fish and chicken. The lightness of the cucumber has a thirst quenching quality that is a perfect foil for hot and spicy sauces.
We like it with Mexican style foods, too!
3 tablespoons dry roasted peanuts, coarsely chopped
1 cucumber, long English
1 large regular cucumber
1/4 sweet onion, large, such as Vidalia
3 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 1/2 tablespoon sugar, or more to taste
1/2 teaspoon salt, or more to taste
Preparing the cucumber:
Making the dressing:
Stir in the cucumber and onion.
Sprinkle the salad with the peanuts and serve.
Save some money by using regular peanuts and in place of the pricier dry roasted ones.
Enjoy a whole Balinese feast with recipes here. I love their version of the salad with lime juice and apples added.
I like the cucumber to be chilled but I had a friend who during his university days worked on a farm. He said the best thing on hot days when they were working in the fields was to pick a hot cucumber and devour it! Most refreshing thing ever! Heck, he was a PHd student so he should know! So maybe a cucumber picked fresh from the garden would work more than fine.
Either way, chilled or warm from the sun, enjoy your Balinese Cucumber Peanut Salad.
Don't forget to close your eyes and feel those cooling island breezes.
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