Wildcard Winner

Sesame Peanut Cucumber Salad

By • August 14, 2013 • 5 Comments

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Every Monday and Wednesday, we'll announce a new Wildcard winner: a recipe that may not have been entered in (or won) a contest, but a recipe that we've tested and loved.

Today: The salad you'll want to eat the rest of the summer.

Sesame peanut cucumber salad from Food52

WHO: Bob Vivant is a writer, recipe developer, and photographer in Chicago who strives to make cooking fun and approachable.

WHAT: The salad you'll want to eat the rest of the summer.

HOW: Slice your cucumbers and radishes, toss with dressing, and top with sesame seeds.

WHY WE LOVE IT: This is a no-cook recipe that's far from being bland -- and it doesn't ask much of you on a steaming-hot summer day. Eat piles of it, straight-up, for lunch -- or serve it for dinner with fish, chicken, or pork.

Seasame Peanut Cucumber Salad by Bob Vivant

Serves 2 to 3

1 large cucumber, thinly sliced
1 large or a few small radishes, cut into matchsticks
1 fresh hot red chile pepper, diced (remove the seeds for a milder salad)
1 clove garlic, finely minced
1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated or finely minced
1 lime, zest and juice
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1/2 teaspoon fish sauce
2 teaspoons sesame oil
1 teaspoon honey
1 teaspoon black sesame seeds
2 tablespoons salted and roasted peanuts, roughly chopped
Fresh Thai basil, mint, or cilantro or a combination of them, chopped

See the full recipes (and save and print it) here.

Photo by James Ransom

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Tags: wildcard, salad, cucumber, summer

Comments (5)

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8 months ago Dina Moore-Tzouris

as luck would have it, it is farmer's market day in Nyack today! Making this ASAP.

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8 months ago dina.dunkelman

Minus the fish sauce and the honey, I'd love to to make this!

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8 months ago TheFarmGirlCooks

Wow! This looks amazing - I can't wait to share the recipe with my farm's CSA members! Thank you!

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8 months ago Midge

Congrats BV. Sounds totally addictive.

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8 months ago dymnyno

This is a real keeper...I will be making this for a few months to come!