Thursday, January 12, 2017

You might like...a Thai Cucumber Salad (and some books).

No picture to go with the salad but I just got back from the library so that's  the picture of the day.  Kathleen recommended The Widow's War.  I just finished The Graveyard Apartment, one of those you just can't put down until the end and you want to throw the book across the room when it is 1 am.

So the salad:  for Lisa, who likes it.

One large English cucumber (that's the long one that is wrapped in plastic.  I had to ask.)
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
2 or three scallions thinly sliced (I used green onions)

Dressing is 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
heaping tablespoon of Swerve
l T. water
1 T. toasted sesame oil
1/2 t. of salt
l oz. crushed peanuts (didn't have so I used 1 T. sesame seeds)
some crushed red pepper

I didn't peel the cucumber, just cut it into rounds, add all the ingredients and stir to dissolve the sweetener.  I should be sweet, sour, and salty.  I combined the two right away and refrigerated .

If you want to, check out the original recipe on as I sometimes don't follow directions, example, leaving out the fish sauce etc.

Hope today has been good to you!


Ann Thompson said...

The cucumber salad sounds good. It works with my diet too

Prims By The Water said...

Sounds like a really good salad. Will need to try. Not much of a book reader lately...just trying to finish up some past Valentine stuff I started from last year. Stay warm my friend and don't go out in this ice if you don't have to. Janice

kath001 said...

I hope you like The Widow's War.

I am definitely trying the salad! I love Thai. :)

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

That is a surprising twist on the sweet and salty. I do love cucumbers ! Enjoy your books. I've done little reading lately compared to what I usually do. Hope you have a fantastic Friday. Colder but no snow or rain here!

Eggs In My Pocket said...

Cucumber salad sounds good. I need to catch up on my book reading. Your books sounds very interesting!