Cilantro Lime Cucumber Salad

Serves 5-6
Credit: @thefoodcharlatan
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.


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


    1. Dice the jalapeño and garlic and add to a medium-sized bowl.
    2. 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.
    3. Finely slice the cucumbers. Add the cucumbers to the dressing and stir together.
    4. 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.