Wife Jan asked for chicken satay for dinner. Satay needs a salad. Most recipes on-line suggest a cucumber salad, but one suggested adding apples. The dressing is more Thai inspired, rather than something that would be served in Thailand.
Karl’s Cucumber Apple Salad with Thai Lime Dressing
2 Tbs. peanut oil or a neutral oil
1 ½ Tbs. lime juice
¼ tsp. lime zest
1 Tbs. rice vinegar
1 Tbs. Thai fish sauce
½ tsp. local wild flower honey
⅛+ tsp. Thai roasted red pepper paste
1 large Japanese cucumber, cut into ⅛ inch slices
1 large Jazz apple, cored, quartered, peeled, and cut into ⅛ inch slices
¼ cup green onion, green parts only, sliced finely
1. Put all of the dressing ingredients into a small lidded jar and shake well.
Tip: Let the dressing meld for 15-20 minutes, re-shaking it occasionally.
2. Put the cucumber and apples slices in a bowl and add the green onion.
3. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to coat.
4. Serve slightly chilled.