Cilantro-Lime Cucumber Salad
5-6 side servings
jalapeno, seeded and finely diced
cloves garlic, finely minced
tablespoons fresh lime juice
teaspoon crushed red pepper
teaspoon salt, or to taste
black pepper to taste
tablespoons olive oil
cucumbers, very finely sliced (see photos)
tablespoons minced cilantro, to taste
- Dice the jalapeno and garlic and add to a medium-sized bowl.
- Add 3 tablespoons of fresh lime juice, crushed red pepper, salt, and pepper. Use a whisk to incorporate the 3 tablespoons olive oil. Set aside.
- Finely slice the cucumbers. Use a mandolin if you have it, but a very sharp knife will do the trick. (See photos below.) Add the cucumbers to the dressing and stir together.
- Finely mince the cilantro and add it to the bowl. Stir to combine. You can either let it sit in the fridge to marinate for a couple hours, or serve immediately.
by The Food Charlatan