Springtime has me with cucumbers and spinach. This Asian inspired salad is hearty and tasty.
Easy to whip up; shake dressing up in a jar and hold until ready. Chop cucumbers and onions. Add in cilantro and spinach.
I like with some red pepper flakes in my salad. My neighbor thought it was just fine as is.
This book has recipes that are simpler than their original book; for me it's been hit or miss (I don't mind more complicated recipes!). This one is a hit that I will put into my veg rotation.
Cucumber Salad with Peanuts and Cilantro
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TOASTED SESAME DRESSING
1/2 cup rice vinegar
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 teaspoon tamari or soy sauce
1 teaspoon pure maple syrup
2 tablespoons olive or grapeseed oil
2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
4 cups spinach
3 medium cucumbers, halved, seeded and cut crosswise into half moons
1/2 medium red onion, thinly sliced
1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
1 cup unsalted roasted peanuts, chopped
2. Make the salad: In a large bowl, toss together the spinach, cucumbers, red onion, and cilantro. Pour in the dressing and toss everything together. Sprinkle in the peanuts, salt, pepper then taste and add more salt or whateverthefuck you think it's missing.