Peeling the cucumbers for this dish (regardless of variety) helps them absorb more flavor. Thai basil provides a slightly sweet, peppery note and a hint of anise, but you can also use Italian basil or mint.
In a large serving bowl, whisk together the vinegar, sesame oil, lime juice, and fish sauce. Add the cucumbers, basil, and peanuts to the vinaigrette, toss, and serve.
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