Monday, March 16

Fresh Cucumber Peanut summer salad


This is a wonderful summer salad, and is great for Indian taste buds. The best way to have cucumbers, is to have them in salads(as i feel). For those who like a crunchy salad, this Thai salad, known as Taeng Kwa Brio Wan, is perfect with its combination of cucumbers and peanuts. A lovely combo of flavours and textures. So give these salads a try as you work to improve your diet. I added very small amounts of red bell peppers for a little more color, as we all know when a food looks good we carve more for it.. :)and it makes it even more healthier

I did tried my hand at a simple food carving too, see how the mini cucumber basket with small carrot flowers looks like.. isin't it cute..

Ingredients:

1 large cucumber; peeled, seeded and diced
3 tbsp coarsely chopped peanuts(roasted n peel removed)
10-15 Cherry tomatoes halved
1/2 small onion, chopped(optional)
1 tsp olive oil
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tbsp red pepper chopped
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp white sugar
1 tbsp minced fresh cilantro
salt to taste

Method:

Take a mixing bowl and whisk sugar, lemon juice, olive oil and cumin till the sugar has dissolved in it. Then add cucumbers, peppers,tomatoes, onions and cilantro.
Since i used mini cucumbers hence i just chopped them( didn't peeled n seeded). I usually prefer not to peel its skin, just scrub it nicely.
Combine it all by tossing.
And then it can be kept in fridge to be chilled.
Just before serving add salt to taste and serve it by sprinkling chopped peanuts on top.

PS:
I just added cumin, as i like its flavour, likewise you can also add chat masala powder to it.
The original recipe calls for, adding salt at first to cucumber and squeeze the water out of it.

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Sending this to AFAM:Cucumber going in my blog, started by Maheshwari of Beyond The Ususal.

16 comments:

Varunavi said...

nice basket neha.yummy salad.U used raw peanuts?

Pooja said...

Healthy post neha...

Neha said...

Thanx Varunavi for correcting me. I did used roasted n peeled peanuts, and now i edited the post too.

sowmya said...

looks refreshingly beautiful...

Sindhirasoi said...

love any salad that have cucumber,and this is no exception :-)

AnuSriram said...

Nice art with cucumber.. Looks lovely! The salad is so colourful and healthier too..

Uma said...

mmm. lovely salad! A plate of health inviting me! Cucumber basket looks pretty Neha!

Priya said...

WOw thats a beautiful basket Neha, salad looks really refreshing!!

Vibaas said...

salad looks refreshing and the basket looks cute :)

Shelly said...

looks fantastic!

Cham said...

Wow very artistic ur basket :)

Madhumathi said...

Thats a refreshing salad..and the cucumber basket is very very pretty :)

Gayathri said...

Looks very fresh, real nutritious diet

foodbin said...

looks fresh and healthy

Cynthia said...

Such a colourful and beautiful presentation.

Priti said...

Salad looks refreshing and the basket is nice....gud entry

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