Munchable Peanut Salad

  • Serves

    serves 4

Served as a snack in Madras, India, this unique salad is both spicy and acidic. We adapted this recipe by adding cilantro and suggest adjusting the cayenne to suit your taste.


  • 1 12 cups raw peanuts, shelled and skinned
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 3-4 small shallots, peeled and slivered
  • 2 medium tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 2 14 tsp. cayenne
  • 4 tbsp. lime juice
  • 3 tbsp. fresh cilantro, coarsely chopped


Step 1

Place peanuts in a small saucepan with water to cover. Add salt and bring to a boil over medium heat. Cover, reduce heat, and cook until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain, then place peanuts in a bowl.

Step 2

Add shallots, tomatoes, cayenne, lime juice, and cilantro. Stir to mix well. Add salt to taste, for a balanced flavor of saltiness and sourness.

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