Sweet and spicy, with flavors of toasted sesame and fresh peanuts, this easy Asian Cucumber Salad is flavorful and light, a delicious and unique side dish.
Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and whisk slight to combine. Allow to sit for a few minutes while you prep the salad, to allow the flavors to meld, whisking as needed.
Wash cucumbers. Slice off ends and then peel. Cut in half lengthwise and scoop out seeds with a small spoon. Cut into 1/4-1/2 inch thick crescents.
Place cucumbers in a bowl and toss with dressing. Refrigerate for an hour.
Toss again, and top with crushed peanuts just before serving.
* You need 3 cups of cucumbers, sliced according to the directions. This is probably 1 1/2 large cucumbers. If your cucumbers are short and stubby (like mine), that's about 3 cucumbers.
This recipe makes 6-1/2 cup servings.