Munchable Peanut Salad

by0| PUBLISHED Jan 23, 2007 5:00 AM
Munchable Peanut Salad

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.

Yield: serves 4


  • 1 <sup>1</sup>⁄<sub>2</sub> cups raw peanuts, shelled and skinned
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 3-4 small shallots, peeled and slivered
  • 2 medium tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 2 <sup>1</sup>⁄<sub>4</sub> tsp. cayenne
  • 4 tbsp. lime juice
  • 3 tbsp. fresh cilantro, coarsely chopped


  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.
  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.