In Mexico this is a favorite snack for many, specially during the hot summer months. Cucumbers leave you cooled and feeling refreshed.
By Nancy Lopez-McHugh
Today as I watched the children I could feel that summer enthusiasm I once had as a child. You know, that feeling you get when school is out and the summer is yours to do whatever you please.
I began thinking about my sisters and brothers. How we spent our summer days in Mexico. I thought of how we played outside, cooled off at the pool, and recalleed our favorite summer foods. I started to remember how we loved to eat cucumbers drizzled with fresh lime juice, sprinkled with loads of chile powder and a pinch or two of salt. After all the cucumbers were gone then we’d lift up the bowl to our mouths and drink the remaining juices.
In Mexico this is a favorite snack for many, specially during the hot summer months. Cucumbers leave you cooled and feeling refreshed. There really isn’t much of a recipe, because ingredient amounts are a matter of personal preference. But below is a what you’ll need.
Pepinos Con Chile y Limon Or Cucumbers with Chile and Lime
peeled cucumber, sliced or cut into spears or chunks
chile powder or Tajin or any Mexican fruit seasoning powder
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and enjoy as a snack. I like to add chile powder as I eat. Some bites have more and other’s less chile, it’s up to you. Don’t forget to drink the juice left at the bottom, it’s the best part.
Nancy Lopez-McHugh is a food blogger, photographer and published author. Most recently she has published "Yummy Pics: A Food Blogger's Guide To Better Photos".