I don’t know about you, but I just love a lime-cilantro dressing and this one is fantastic over this cucumber salad. It’s a refreshing side salad to just about any meal, but especially when eating Mexican food or a bbq. The picture shows the cucumber spiraled, but I think I would prefer the cucumbers sliced thinly – next time for sure!
2 cucumbers, unpeeled – sliced thin or cut with spiral
1 small red onion, sliced thin
3 limes, juiced
Zest of 1 lime
1/2 jalapeño pepper, chopped fine (to taste)
1/3 cup cilantro, chopped
2 TBS. extra virgin olive oil
Salt to taste
1. Soak the red onions in salted water for a few minutes to remove some of the spiciness. Rinse well with cold water and drain on a towel.
2. Put sliced or spiraled cucumbers and the red onions into a bowl and set aside.
3. Make the dressing: put the zest, lime juice, jalapeño, cilantro, and olive oil in a small bowl and whisk well. Pour over dressing over salad, mix, and flavor with salt, as needed.
4. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving. Serve cold.
Calories 50, Fat 3.5gm, Sodium 80mg, Carbs 5gm, Fiber 1 gm, Sugar 2gm, Protein 1gm