In this fun salad, cucumber slices and carrot ribbons are tossed with a sweet-sour dressing to create a healthy-yet-indulgent side.
Set a colander over a bowl. Add the cucumbers and salt; toss until coated. Let drain for 15 minutes. Pat the cucumbers dry.
In a large bowl, whisk the vinegar and sugar until the sugar dissolves. Toss with the cucumbers, carrots, chile (if using), and cilantro. Garnish with the peanuts (if using).