I love cucumbers and have umpteen cucumber salads. Because cucumbers are quite flavour neutral they are a great partner for lots of different kinds of other flavours and textures. Satay is a peanut based sauce that is sweet and salty and finished with lime. I serve this quick and easy salad with chicken skewers or salmon.
Serves 2 Adults & 2 Kids
3 tbsps crunchy peanut butter (smooth is fine too)
1 tbsp soft brown sugar
2 tbsp soy sauce
1/2 tsp grated ginger or ginger paste
1/2 tsp grated garlic or garlic paste
75ml veg or avocado oil
1/2 red chilli
small bunch of coriander leaves
- Put the peanut butter and sugar in a bowl then pour over the soy sauce and stir to combine. It will be lumpy. Squeeze in the whole of the lime and add the ginger and garlic pastes then stir again. Gradually pour in the oil and whisk until smooth. Finely chop the chilli and stir into the sauce then leave to infuse while you prepare the cucumber.
- Trim away some of the cucumber skin in alternating strips then slice into sections about as wide as a pound coin. Arrange the slices on a plate then drizzle over the sauce. Scatter with coriander leaves. Keep any leftover dressing in an airtight container in the fridge for a week.