Low Carb Peanut and Cucumber Salad

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  • prep time

    prep time

    25 min

  • cook time

    cook time

    0 min

  • ready time

    ready time

    25 min

Low Carb Peanut and Cucumber Salad

8 ratings

Refreshing, tangy with a little bit of crunch, this peanut salad brings together aromatic herbs, cooling cucumber and salty peanuts.

Perfect served as a light lunch on its own, or as a side salad served with grilled chicken or pork.

The recipe calls for tamari sauce, however this can be substituted directly for soy sauce.

  • Net Carbs

    5.6 g

  • Fiber

    2.6 g

  • Total Carbs

    8.4 g

  • Protein

    5 g

  • Fats

    10.3 g

135 cals

Low Carb Peanut and Cucumber Salad

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  • Scallions


    2 medium - 4 1/8" long

  • Peppermint, Fresh

    Peppermint, Fresh

    2 tablespoon

  • Cilantro


    2 tablespoon, chopped

  • Lime Juice Raw

    Lime Juice Raw

    2 teaspoon

  • Cucumber, Raw, Without Peel

    Cucumber, Raw, Without Peel

    1 large - 8 1/4" long

  • Peanuts


    2 tablespoon, chopped

  • Hot Chili Peppers, Green, Raw

    Hot Chili Peppers, Green, Raw

    1 tablespoon, chopped

  • Peanut Butter, Unsalted

    Peanut Butter, Unsalted

    ½ tablespoon

  • Tamari Sauce

    Tamari Sauce

    2 teaspoon

  • Water


    ½ tablespoon

  • Salt


    ¼ teaspoon

  • Sesame Oil

    Sesame Oil

    ½ tablespoon

Recipe Steps

steps 6

25 min

  • Step 1

    Peel the flesh of the cucumber lengthways into thin strips with a speed peeler to create flat noodles. Add the noodles to a mixing bowl with the salt and stir well to combine. Set aside for 15 minutes to draw out any excess moisture.
    Step 1
  • Step 2

    Whilst the cucumber is resting, add the peanut butter, tamari sauce, sesame oil, water and lime juice to a mixing bowl. Whisk together until smooth.
    Step 2
  • Step 3

    Drain any excess water from the cucumber and blot with kitchen paper to soak up any further moisture and salt.
  • Step 4

    Finely slice the scallions and add to the bowl with the cucumber noodles, along with the diced chilli. Toss to combine.
    Step 4
  • Step 5

    Roughly chop the cilantro and mint and add to the noodles, stir well to combine.
    Step 5
  • Step 6

    To serve, drizzle the peanut sauce over the noodles. Roughly chop the peanuts and scatter over the salad.
    Step 6

Comments 9

  • Beachbound

    Beachbound a year ago

    Budget friendly!!! So different, easy and refreshing! Great as a side or light lunch. I've shared with so many people and everyone has loved it.

    • Tealblazer

      Tealblazer 3 years ago

      Fresh and invigorating with fantastic flavour!

      • MarvellousKale457930

        MarvellousKale457930 3 years ago

        Could we use any other nut, like pecans?

        • velvetmonster

          velvetmonster 4 years ago

          I am moaning with pleasure over this dish.

          • rebaaye@gmail.com

            rebaaye@gmail.com 5 years ago

            I was making an Asian Dish that I was "Keto-izing" into a salad and needed a Keto Salad Dressing--so I made the dressing part of this recipe except I added some Equal to it (I like a sweeter Asian Dressing). This TOTALLY fit the bill!!! I will try the entire salad VERY soon!

            • MomCat76

              MomCat76 5 years ago

              Stevia or monk fruit sweetener would be better than equal.

            • recipewriter

              recipewriter 5 years ago

              Great! Thanks so much for your feedback 😊

          • Keto Doll

            Keto Doll 6 years ago

            The peanuts are missing in the ingredients, is this on purpose?

            • leannaduquette3b55

              leannaduquette3b55 6 years ago

              ❤ peanuts are the 6th ingredient on the list.