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Here's the recipe, plus another one I found in my files,, >>>

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Posted to Thread #250 at 5:29 am on Dec 28, 2005

called "Cucumber Asian Salad." It also had great reviews.

THAI CUCUMBER SALAD

"This is a spicy, refreshing salad that's perfect served on a hot summer evening with garden-fresh veggies. It's easiest to use a mandoline to slice the veggies, but a sharp knife and patience will do quite well, also!"

1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 1/2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon lime zest
1/2-1 small jalapeno, seeded and minced
salt and pepper
1 seedless cucumber
1 small red bell pepper
1 medium carrot
1/2 small red onion
1-2 tablespoon chopped cilantro (optional)
1/4 cup dry roasted peanuts, chopped

Whisk the first 7 ingredients (lime juice through jalapeno) in a large bowl.
Season with salt and pepper.
Trim the ends from the cucumber.
Split lengthwise in half.
Slice very thinly.
Toss into the dressing.
Halve the red pepper vertically, core and remove seeds and white membranes.
Slice the pepper, horizontally, into very thin strips.
Add to the dressing and toss.
Peel the carrot and trim off ends.
Slice diagonally into very thin slices.
Add to the rest of the salad.
Peel the onion and cut in half horizontally.
Then slice vertically into very thin strips.
Add these to the bowl and toss everything together until well mixed.
Set aside for at least one hour, stirring occasionally (this can be marinated for up to 8 hours, but refrigerate if marinating for longer than 2 hours).
Transfer to a serving bowl.
Sprinkle cilantro (if used) and peanuts over top.

4 servings

posted by VictoriaL - Recipezaar
http://www.recipezaar.com/93536

CUCUMBER ASIAN SALAD

Salad:
1 japanese cucumber or hothouse cucumber or English cucumber, peeled and sliced (if not available, use 2 regular cucumbers)
2 scallions, sliced thin
2 tablespoons light soy sauce
1 teaspoon fresh gingerroot, grated
1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
1 teaspoon sugar
salt and pepper
hot sauce

Garnish :
1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds

DIRECTIONS:
Toss all salad ingredients and top with seeds.

4 servings

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