Thai Cucumber Salad with peanuts and chilli peppers

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The other day I surprised my girlfriend with a Thai dinner in the garden and I just had to share with you this super tasty salad. Make this Thai cucumber salad with some steamed mussels with lemongrass and basil and you have the perfect recipe for a romantic night! This dish plays with your senses and helps you spice things up at home.

Preparation time: 25 minutes; Marinating time: 45 minutes. (4 people)

Thai Cucumber Salad

Ingredients
  • 3 cucumbers
  • 1 cup of unsalted almonds
  • 2 Tbsp of sparkling wine vinegar
  • 2 Tsp of sugar
  • 2 Tbsp of chilli sauce
  • 1/2 red onion (chopped)
  • 15 gram fresh coriander
  • 150 grams of roasted peanuts without salt (chopped)
  • 2 Tbsp of minced garlic
  • 1/2 Tsp of red chilli peppers (chopped)
  • 1 Tbsp of fish sauce 
  • 1 Tbsp of argan oil 
Directions
  • Place 1 cup of unsalted almonds in a preheated oven 150º-160º for about 10 minutes until slightly roasted. After 10 minutes remove the almonds and grind into a powder.
  • Peel the cucumbers and cut the cucumbers in half lengthwise. Remove the seeds and cut the cucumber in slices.
  • Mix vinegar, 1 Tbsp of argan oil and sugar in a small bowl and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Mix the dressing with the cucumbers, chilli sauce, onion and coriander. Marinate the salad for 45 minutes.
  • Add 1 Tbsp of argan oil in a skillet and fry garlic and chili peppers for 2-3 minutes.
  • Mix the salad with the peanuts, fried garlic and chili peppers, 2 Tbsp of almond powder, garlic and fish sauce.

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I hope you all enjoy this salad and let me know what you think in the comment section below! Cheers!

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