Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Cucumber Salad with Peanuts

We've just got past the first few days of spring and already we are feeling the difference in the weather. Its a tad warmer, the snow has almost entirely disappeared and green shoots of grass pushing their tiny heads out of the barren ground!

Warmer weather definitely encourages a change in the menu and I am really enjoying making fresh and light salads now-a-days!! Here's one with cucumber and peanuts! The beauty of this salad recipe is that its very easy to put together, can be added as a side dish to a meal, and serves as a wonderful and tasty starter too :)

Ingredients:
1 medium cucumber, peeled & diced
2 green chilies, minced
1/2 tsp ginger, grated
2 tbsp cilantro, minced
2 tbsp fresh coconut, shredded
1/4 cup peanuts, roasted & crushed
1/2 cup plain yogurt
Salt, to taste
Pinch of sugar

Method:
  1. Mix the cucumber, chilies, ginger, coconut, and cilantro. all the ingredients together. Set aside for 10 minutes.
  2. Blend salt and sugar into the yogurt. Add to the cucumber mix and coat the cucumber well.
  3. Add the peanuts.
  4. Mix and serve immediately with a meal.
This salad goes well with parathas, bhaji, or dal. But I often dish it up separately as a starter with roasted papads (poppadums) or as a dip with crunchy corn tortillas. This refreshing recipe goes to Neha @ Easy & Tasty recipes who is hosting AFAM Cucumber this month.

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3 comments:

  1. Beautiful salad, love the addition of peanuts! :)

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  2. I too love cucumbers with peanuts, both r my favourite...salad looks delicious with yogurt in it too..

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  3. Peanuts will give nice crunch to the salad, right. I like ur blog title Anna Rasa - so beautiful and expressive words.

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