I first tried this refreshing and zingy snack while teaching in Mexico…years ago…
My students (first and second graders) used to rave about it – actually, as soon as school was out they would run across the playground, throw open the gate and flee to the little shop right next door. Their specialty? Fresh veggies (or fruit) with lime juice and chilies. The owner, a little old Mexican lady, would slice each fruit or vegetable to order, then press the juice from one or two limes into a plastic baggie, add the sliced veg, and a bit of red chili powder into it… then twist the bag closed and shake. Spicy and refreshing. Simple and nutritious. Cucumber slices marinating in lime and chiles – sounds good to me!
Here’s my take on this fun and snazzy snack;
Peel and slice one cucumber (watermelon and jicama are yummy too!).
Place in shallow bowl or on large plate.
Squeeze the juice from one or two limes (depending on the amount of veg./fruit).
Pour over sliced cucumbers, let rest (marinate) for a bit.
Add red chili powder – as much or as little as you like.
A bit of salt if you like too…
Here’s the cucumber on the vine in my back garden…before being picked…(:
Cucumbers are plentiful right now. I’m gonna try this!
let me know what you think! (:
Um, yum! Pinning for when my cucs are ready to pick!
My cucumbers seem to be coming one by one, but that’s fine – it’s been me against the squash bugs, so I’m happy to get whatever I can! (: Hope yours are ripe soon!! enjoy.
thanks…wonderful refreshing recipe!
your welcome! Hope you try it! (:
Not something too complicated for me – good! Does sounds refreshing and healthy. The simplicity of something delicious from a certain place and time reminds me of Colorado summers staying in log house cabins – without running water! We really weren’t crazy people – just with other families loving nature and getting away. One of my best childhood memories of food from the cabin is toast made in the wood-burning stove topped with a dab of creamed honey from Del Norte, CO. Sounds too simple to be that good but really was and could only turn out that way in the cabin.
Thanks for sharing and for bringing to mind a delicious memory!
I so get the ‘simple things’… I love your story about your childhood! It really is those little things which are so memorable!!! Thank you for sharing a bit of your life here…(:
This sounds fantastic. I’m trying it! 😀
It so is – I do hope you try it – it’s perfect for those hot days!! (:
I love the story about the kids wanting this as an after school snack!!
Thanks! They were always so excited to have this treat – and it was refreshing for me, as an adult, to experience children wanting a healthy snack vs. junk food…(:
I love this! It is so adorable to imagine the little ones running to get their hands on such a treat.
Thank you! I do hope you try it – it’s great, year round…(: The kids were so cute, it’s true – and they were so excited to have me try it – and I was so glad I did! (:
Trying this when my cucumber starts to come in more plentiful.
The great thing about this recipe is you can do it with one! Hope you like it! (:
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