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Cilantro-Lime Cucumber Salad from TheFoodCharlatan.com

Cilantro-Lime Cucumber Salad

This easy cucumber salad recipe is a fast and fresh summer side dish with a bit of a kick. The cilantro adds the perfect twist! A perfect compliment to a Mexican-style meal.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 5 Servings
Calories 94kcal
Author Karen


  • 1 jalapeno seeded and finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic finely minced
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice fresh
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper crushed
  • ½ teaspoon salt or to taste
  • black pepper to taste
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cucumbers very finely sliced (see photos)
  • 4 tablespoons cilantro minced, 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.


Make sure that you let the salad sit on the counter for a little while before serving if it's been in the fridge; the olive oil solidifies slightly when it's cold.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 94kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 236mg | Potassium: 188mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 151IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg