Growing Chefs! Ontario Cilantro Lime Cucumber Salad

Cilantro Lime Cucumber Salad

This refreshing salad is a perfect accompaniment to your Taco Tuesday! Fresh, delicious, and simple to put together.
Serves 8-10
4 cucumbers, thinly sliced1 jalapeño, seeded and minced4 cloves garlic, minced1/2 cup cilantro, finely chopped1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes1/3 cup lime juice (3-4 limes)2/3 cup olive oil Black pepper to taste Salt to taste
Cutting boardChef's knifeRaspMeasuring cupMeasuring spoonsTongsBowls of various sizesTasting spoonsDish towel

Get Organized!

Gather your mis en place; get together all of the equipment needed for the recipe and gather your ingredients.

Get Prepped!

Slice cucumber very thinly with a Chef’s knife.

Cilantro Lime Cucumber Salad step 1

Cut jalapeño in half, remove stem, and scrape out seeds with a spoon. Cut into strips and dice finely. 

Wash your hands before touching your face after handling hot peppers!

Remove peel from garlic, and grate finely with a rasp. Alternately, mince very finely with a Chef’s knife.

Cilantro Lime Cucumber Salad step 4

Cut limes in half, and juice enough limes to get ⅓ cup lime juice.

Cilantro Lime Cucumber Salad step 5

Remove cilantro leaves from stem and discard stem. Bunch together cilantro leaves and chop finely.

Measure olive oil and red pepper flakes.

Cilantro Lime Cucumber Salad step 6

Get Cooking!

Add diced jalapeño and garlic to a medium-sized bowl.

Add lime juice to the bowl, season with pepper and salt and whisk together well. 

Cilantro Lime Cucumber Salad step 7

Continue whisking, and add oil in a thin stream, whisking continually, to emulsify the oil into the dressing.

Cilantro Lime Cucumber Salad step 8

Combine cucumbers with red chili flakes and cilantro in a large bowl. Add dressing and toss with tongs to combine. Taste and adjust seasoning if needed.

Cilantro Lime Cucumber Salad step 9