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Pepinos Con Chile y Limon: Mexican Cucumbers with Chile and Lime

Pepinos Con Chile y Limon: Mexican Cucumbers with Chile and Lime

Pepinos Con Chile Y Limon Recipe

In Mexico this is a favorite snack for many, specially during the hot summer months. Cooling, refreshing, and with a delicious kick.

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 – and basically you can adapt as you wish. But below is a what you’ll need.

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Pepinos Con Chile Y Limon Recipe

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Pepinos Con Chile Y Limon Recipe

Pepinos Con Chile y Limon: Mexican Cucumbers with Chile and Lime


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  • Author: Nancy Lopez-McHugh
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 1-2 1x

Description

A deliciously simple Mexican summer snack, crunchy, tangy, and with a kick.


Ingredients

Scale

1 cucumber, semi-peeled and sliced in thick slices

1 lime, juiced

Chile powder or Tajin or any Mexican fruit seasoning powder to taste

Sea salt to taste

Optional: 1 jalapeño or red chili, finely sliced or chopped


Instructions

  • Chill cucumber for 30 minutes before starting.
  • Peel, and slice cucumber in thick slices.
  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl and enjoy as a snack.

Notes

I like to add more chile powder as I eat. Some bites have more and other’s less chile, it’s up to you.

Oh, and if you want to spice this up a little bit, you may want to add some chopped fresh chilies to the mix. It adds another layer of heat, and makes it extra tasty.

Don’t forget to drink the juice left at the bottom, it’s the best part.

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Chilling Time: 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Raw
  • Cuisine: Mexican

 

View Comments (4)
  • Why did I never think of this before. So great with the juicy cucumber and the slight heat from the chili. I did both Tajin and chili powder and it was perfect.






  • This is such a great summer snack. I make it in the morning, leave it in the fridge throughout the day, and at around lunchtime it is usually finished. Love it.






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