I couldn’t wait to share this recipe–it’s crunchy, spicy, satisfying, and far from ‘just a salad’. I made it for lunch today and my finicky daughter loved it and asked me to share the recipe. It’s a seasonal recipe because Kirby cucumbers are abundant right now, and they have the perfect flavor and consistency for this, the skins are still soft at this point, and they don’t need to be seeded. You can get them at farmer’s markets and even some stores in the Northeast. I bought about 5 pounds from my local market on Saturday.
We ate a bowl of this for lunch served with a small quesadillas made with sprouted grain tortillas and a local goat cheddar.
Here it is:
Chili-Lime Kirby Cuke Salad
serves 2 as a main dish
- 6 Kirby Cucumbers, ends cut off, diced (unpeeled)
- 5 stems green onions, chopped small
- half bunch cilantro washed well and chopped
- salt to taste
- juice of 1 lime, with a little of the pulp thrown in
- several good dashes Cholula Chili-Lime Hot Sauce OR 1/2 tsp chili powder with 1 tsp apple cider vinegar and dash of cayenne
Mix and serve, or chill 1-2 hrs to let flavors combine
Have you seen the new Katonah Green Guide? Here are a couple of excerpts for the best local resources for green, organic, and locally produced stuff:
TABLE Local Market: farm produce and artisanal goods, great brewed organic coffee, lovely frittatas, cool community table, close to train, also where I buy compostable plates and cutlery.
Near and Natural Market and Cafe: small store, the only source in that town for organic and local foods, some fresh foods, deli, outdoor seating, really cute. Would be good setting for meetings, just talk to the owners.
Cellar XV Wines usually has a good selection of sulfite-free organic wines, also some local.
location 88 Danbury Road, Ridgefield, CT
Check it out, there’s lots more!
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