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Asian-Inspired Cucumbers and Peppers with Peanuts

Asian-Inspired Cucumbers and Peppers with Peanuts – Garden fresh cucumbers and red bell peppers  marinated in an Asian inspired vinaigrette, chilled, and then topped with crushed peanuts. Asian-Inspired Cucumber and Peppers with Peanuts ~ The Complete SavoristSummer is NOT OVER. I repeat, summer. is. not. over. At least where the fresh produce and the actual date on the calendar are concerned. To many of your children, well their homework, alarm clocks, and end of daily frolicking has actually ended their summer. Our summer will officially end next Thursday when my baby starts kindergarten. Time has flown. I created my ever first blog post when she had just learned to crawl. Now, she can write her name and knows all the words to “See You Again” by Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth.

I have a bounty of fresh produce, so while I am starting to make more fall food, I am still enjoying fresh summer-style foods like this simple salad of cucumbers, carrots, red peppers, and onion. It’s all tossed in a simple vinaigrette, chilled and as it is being served, crushed peanuts are added.

The peanuts really add a lot to this dish by way of crunch, texture, and flavor. If you’re allergic or do not like peanuts, you’ve still got a great salad on your hands without them.

How are you using up the remainder of your summer bounty? Asian-Inspired Cucumber and Peppers with Peanuts ~ The Complete Savorist

Asian-Inspired Cucumbers and Peppers with Peanuts

Servings: 8 -10
Author: Michelle
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Ingredients

  • 2 cucumbers; halved and sliced
  • 2 carrots; sliced
  • 2 red bell peppers; sliced
  • 1/2 medium white or red onion; sliced
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro; chopped
  • 1 cup peanuts; in pieces

Marinade

  • 1 tsp garlic chili sauce +/- to taste
  • 2 tbsp sweet chili sauce +/- to taste
  • 1/2 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper

Instructions

  1. Slice the veggies and place them in a large bowl.
  2. Add the cilantro, stir well.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk the marinade ingredients together.
  4. Pour the marinade over the veggie.
  5. Cover the veggies and shake the bowl, allowing the marinade to fully coat all the vegetables.
  6. Chill for 15 minutes.
  7. Remove from fridge and shake, forcing the liquid to mix into all the vegetables again.
  8. Repeat this until the salad has marinated for an hour.
  9. Once ready to serve, drain off the remaining liquid.
  10. Toss the salad with the peanuts.

Asian-Inspired Cucumber and Peppers with Peanuts ~ The Complete SavoristAsian-Inspired Cucumber and Peppers with Peanuts ~ The Complete SavoristAsian-Inspired Cucumber and Peppers with Peanuts ~ The Complete SavoristAsian-Inspired Cucumber and Peppers with Peanuts ~ Cucumbers, Onions, Red Bell Peppers, and Carrots tossed in an Asian-Inspired Vinaigrette and topped with crushed peanuts ~ The Complete Savorist

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50 Comments

  • Reply
    Joy @ Joy Love Food
    August 16, 2015 at 1:09 pm

    Summer is still in full swing here in New England (plus the kids don’t go back to school until Sept. 2nd) and I am definitely still enjoying all the wonderful fresh summer produce. This cucumber salad looks delicious, I love the sound of the vinaigrette and the peanuts on top, yum!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      August 17, 2015 at 1:49 am

      Thank you Joy. It is a fun salad to eat. The crunch adds great texture.

  • Reply
    Joanne T Ferguson
    August 17, 2015 at 1:24 am

    What a healthy and delicious recipe that would make a great dish to bring for a BBQ! Pinned!

  • Reply
    Levan @ Crazy Vegan Kitchen
    August 17, 2015 at 3:55 am

    So fresh and tasty! A real treat for a dinner side dish or even a main! Thanks for sharing Michelle!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      August 17, 2015 at 8:09 pm

      Thank you Levan, it really works in any way you want to eat it, main or side.

  • Reply
    Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
    August 17, 2015 at 5:25 am

    Yum! Fresh crunchy and crisp! What a wonderful cucumber salad!

  • Reply
    lizzy
    August 17, 2015 at 7:10 am

    Yummy! This looks like a great side dish and change from the typical cucumber salad!

  • Reply
    Katie @ Recipe for Perfection
    August 17, 2015 at 7:45 am

    I’m fine with summer lasting several more months… anything to stop the avalanche of pumpkin recipes! 🙂

  • Reply
    Neli @ Delicious Meets Healthy
    August 17, 2015 at 8:36 am

    This is such a beautiful salad, Michelle! I love the flavors in the salad dressing! Sounds so delicious and perfect salad for a hot summer day!

  • Reply
    Diana Rambles
    August 17, 2015 at 8:37 am

    This looks fantastic!!! I love peanuts!

  • Reply
    Michelle@healthiersteps
    August 17, 2015 at 8:50 am

    I love the sound flavor combo to this cucumber, I can’t wait to try it!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      August 17, 2015 at 8:10 pm

      Hope you enjoy it Michelle.

  • Reply
    Melanie
    August 17, 2015 at 12:11 pm

    My husband doesn’t like cucumbers, but I love them! This looks good.

  • Reply
    Kallee
    August 17, 2015 at 3:19 pm

    I love the colors and it looks mighty tasty!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      August 17, 2015 at 8:11 pm

      Thank you Kallee, we enjoyed it.

  • Reply
    LydiaF
    August 17, 2015 at 5:55 pm

    What an amazing collection of flavors. And the photos look lovely, too.

    • Reply
      Michelle
      August 17, 2015 at 8:11 pm

      Thank you so much Lydia.

  • Reply
    Julia
    August 17, 2015 at 6:34 pm

    I love summer and all recipes that involve fresh produce! This looks great and the perfect light salad. I have cucumbers to use so I can make this soon!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      August 17, 2015 at 8:11 pm

      Hope you enjoy it Julia.

  • Reply
    Nicky
    August 17, 2015 at 7:11 pm

    This looks wonderful. Quick pickled cucumbers are made better with the sweet chili sauce and garlic chili sauce. I would enjoy this with a bowl of rice vermicilli

    • Reply
      Michelle
      August 17, 2015 at 8:12 pm

      You hit the nail on the head with the rice vermicelli.

  • Reply
    Emily @ Love, Pasta and a Tool Belt
    August 17, 2015 at 8:19 pm

    This looks so perfect so serve on a hot summer night!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      August 17, 2015 at 9:39 pm

      It really is. Hope you enjoy it.

  • Reply
    Michelle @ Sunshine and Hurricanes.com
    August 17, 2015 at 8:33 pm

    Love the idea of peanuts…my picky kids could pick them out and that’ll be their meal! 😉

  • Reply
    Lucy
    August 17, 2015 at 8:44 pm

    This looks delicious! And I have cucumbers in the fridge just waiting for me to do something with!

  • Reply
    Emily
    August 17, 2015 at 9:15 pm

    Yum! I bet the peanuts add the perfect crunch to the salad!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      August 17, 2015 at 9:42 pm

      Yes, the cucs soften a bit in the dressing, so the peanuts give the crunch back.

  • Reply
    Cathy @ Our Mini Family
    August 17, 2015 at 10:08 pm

    Mmmm this dish looks delicious! I’d love to try it!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      August 18, 2015 at 12:01 am

      Hoep you get the chance to enjoy it.

  • Reply
    Meagan
    August 18, 2015 at 6:01 am

    This looks amazing and so healthy for the summer! I love all the colors. I’m going to add to my dinner list. I need good healthy ideas to get back into my routine.

    • Reply
      Michelle
      August 19, 2015 at 1:01 am

      Hope you enjoy it Meagan.

  • Reply
    Britney
    August 18, 2015 at 7:11 am

    This would be such a great new recipe to try for my family! Thanks for sharing it!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      August 19, 2015 at 1:02 am

      Thank you for stopping by.

  • Reply
    Debra @ Bowl Me Over
    August 18, 2015 at 11:29 am

    I love my veggies and these look so good, pinned for later!!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      August 19, 2015 at 1:03 am

      Hope you enjoy it Debra.

  • Reply
    Jillian @ Food, Folks and Fun
    August 18, 2015 at 1:36 pm

    This looks like a refreshing salad for summer!

  • Reply
    Elena
    August 18, 2015 at 6:55 pm

    You’re right, summer isn’t over yet! This looks delicious!

  • Reply
    Sandra
    August 23, 2015 at 12:00 am

    Tasty looking salad, Michelle! Love the crunchy textures going on here. I want to hold on to summer for as long as possible too!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      August 23, 2015 at 1:36 am

      Let’s hope it will last a bit longer.

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