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Kevin Curry

Spicy Peanut Cucumber Salad

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Spicy Peanut Cucumber Salad


4 Servings
Serving Size:About 1.25 cup
* Optional Substitution Note
  • 12 Persian cucumbers, halved and sliced diagonally
  • Sauce
    • 5 tablespoons natural peanut butter, no sugar-added & no salt
    • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
    • 3 tablespoons low sodium tamari (or soy sauce)
    • 1 tablespoon coconut sugar
    • 1 tablespoon hot chili oil (optional)
    • 2 tablespoons red pepper flakes (optional) 
  • 1 cup loosely torn cilantro (or basil, mint, tarragon or parsley)
  • Garnish
    • cilantro or
    • crushed roasted peanuts
      crushed roasted peanuts


Step 1

Add the sliced cucumbers to a colander and sprinkle a pinch or 2 of sea salt on them to expel any excess moisture.  Set aside for 10 minutes.

Step 2

In a bowl, mix together the ingredients for the sauce using a fork or a whisk.  Mix until smooth.
spicy peanut butter dressing sauce

Step 3

Add the cucumbers to a large mixing bowl then drizzle about 3/4 of the sauce onto the cucumbers, reserving some for garnish.  Gently toss the sauce and cucumbers together using your fingers, then sprinkle in the cilantro and gently toss again.

Step 4

Add the cucumbers to a serving bowl or plate, then garnish with lime, more herbs and crushed peanuts!
Spicy Peanut Cucumber Salad Recipe

Step 5

I especially love enjoying this meal with a protein like grilled fish (mahi-mahi), chicken or beef.
Spicy Peanut Cucumber Salad Recipe

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Prep 15min
Total 15min
# of servings4
Serving Size:About 1.25 cup

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About Kevin - author


Hey, I'm Kevin

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and maintaining an active lifestyle.

By experimenting in the kitchen and sharing my meals on Tumblr, I learned healthy eating is not boring! By making a few adjustments to my favorite foods, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my wellness goals while satisfying my desire for BANGIN food! 😅 Now I try to help people around the world realize that same level of freedom in eating regardless of budget. Welcome, let's #DemocratizeWellness together!