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Marinated Cucumber Salad

Photo attribution: Mayra Reyes
Ready In: 15 minutes
Serves: 4
Low Added SugarDairy-freeGluten-freeVeganVegetarian

Simple and refreshing, just what you need on a hot summer day! The peanuts add a nice crunch, and the spice is nice!

What you'll need

Large bowl
Spatula or spoon
Measuring cups
Cutting board
Sharp knife

Ingredients

Serves 4
2 Cucumbers sliced
3 cloves Garlic peeled and thinly sliced
2 stalks Green Onions sliced
1/2 cup Cilantro chopped
1/2 cup Mint chopped
3/4 cup Rice Vinegar (or more, enough to coat cucumbers)
1 pinch Crushed Red Pepper Flakes or more, to taste (optional)
Salt to taste
Black Pepper to taste
Peanuts chopped, for garnish

Directions

1.

Combine cucumbers, garlic, green onions, cilantro and mint in a large bowl.

2.

Add rice vinegar, crushed red pepper, salt and pepper; toss gently to combine.

3.

Chill and allow to marinate for at least one hour. Taste and adjust seasonings. Top with chopped peanuts before serving.

Chef's Tips

If using slicing cucumbers, partially peel if skin is thick, cut in half lengthwise, seed and then slice. Otherwise, English or Persian cucumbers work nicely.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 0.75 cup

Serving Per Container 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 151
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11 g14%
Saturated Fat 1 g5%
Sodium 454 mg20%
Total Carbohydrate 8 g3%
Dietary Fiber 3 g11%
Protein 7 g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Cooking Environment: Very Quick, Limited Kitchen, No-cook
Source: Shauna Schultz, RD, Nevada County Public Health
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