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Spicy Cucumber Salsa

  • yield: Makes 6 cups
Photography: Thibault Jeanson

Ingredients

  • 2 seedless cucumbers (2 pounds)
  • 2 medium shallots, peeled and trimmed
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons minced jalapeno pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups loosely packed fresh mint, chopped medium fine
  • 2 tablespoons champagne vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Peel cucumbers in strips for a striped effect. Cut in half lengthwise; remove any seeds. Cut crosswise into 1/8-inch slices.

  2. Step 2

    Combine cucumbers, shallots, jalapeno, and mint. In a small bowl, combine vinegar, salt, and pepper. Gradually whisk in olive oil until combined. Pour over cucumbers, and toss gently to combine. Serve.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, June 1996

Reviews (2)

  • 11 Nov, 2008

    LOVE IT
    add whole jalpeno for kick!!

  • 11 Jul, 2008

    I took the idea of this recipe and switched it around with things I had on hand. Instead of shallots, I used a small white onion. Instead of mint, I used parsley. Instead of vinegar, I used lime juice. I added a little bit of sugar to take off the edge and it was fabulous! I paired it with Martha's Grilled Salmon with Citrus Sauce and some lemon rice. Yummo!