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Chili-Lime Kirby Cuke Salad

kirby cucumbers

Kirby Cucumbers from the local farmer's market

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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About Heather Flournoy

I am a writer, social media connoisseur, environmentalist and professional marketer. My personal blog is and my professional website is I love people's stories, and a passionate cultivator of connections, both for myself and helping others to connect. Tell me who you are, what your story is, and I'll tell you who you should talk to. In my own view, I know some of the most interesting, colorful and profound people in the world. You know who you are. Besides all the above, I am proud to say I am a working class single mother who raised a beautiful daughter. I connect deeply with animals, especially horses. I love music, coffee shops, farmer's markets, growing my own food, sustainable agriculture, broad thinkers, the healing arts, and dive diners.


7 thoughts on “Chili-Lime Kirby Cuke Salad

  1. where do you get the sprouted grain tortillas, or do you make them?


    Michele d.

    Posted by Michele duRivage | June 21, 2010, 7:28 pm
  2. Ha! ha! This made me chuckle! Being MEXICAN, this is a ‘typical snack’ that one makes at home or popularly sold by street vendors! One can even find it made in local Mexican shops and restaurants! I saw them being sold in Mount Kisco!

    But, the Traditional manner is to cut the Cukes lenghtwise, squeeze lime juice, sprinkle salt and then the ‘picante’ (hot sauce or chili powder). You eat them like fries. It’s a GREAT and healthy snack! Kids love it!

    Posted by Mari | June 25, 2010, 1:19 pm
  3. Where did you buy your sprouted grain tortillas?

    Posted by Michele duRivage | June 27, 2010, 11:43 pm
  4. Yum. Thanks!! And ditto on oil independence. Let’s focus on the flow of our own internal source of energy, the breath — expand and center within to tap into the creative resourcefulness we each own.

    Posted by Jeanne | July 1, 2010, 1:31 pm

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