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18 March 2019

This Mexican recipe with chili powder, lime juice and cucumbers is very easy to make, and is perfect for an appetizer or quick snack.

This is an extremely simple dish to make, and is quite perfect as a party appetizer or introduction to brunch. Serve with champagne or a cold margarita if it isn’t too early.

We like to make this when the garden is going crazy, or when our neighbors’ gardens are going crazy. Seriously, we had to stop growing cucumbers because everyone else in the neighborhood is growing them, and everyone wants to give them away.

Why does the world need so many cucumbers? It’s hard to complain since they are so delicious.

This is a great mini appetizer or snack with a spicy Mexican flair, depending on your choice of chili powder.

Chili and Lime Cucumbers

Let’s talk about how we make them, shall we?

Ingredients Needed

  • 1 small cucumber
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Dash of salt

How to Make These Chili and Lime Cucumber Snacks – the Recipe Method

First, slice cucumber into thin slices. You can slice them as thick as you like them. I like them thinner, about a quarter inch thick or so.

Slicing the cucumbers

Next, drizzle with lime juice. Use fresh limes here if you can. They will give you superior flavor.

You can also use lemon juice for this recipe. Try them out with freshly squeezed lemons.


Drizzling the cucumbers with fresh lime juice

Finally, sprinkle the cucumber snacks with chili powder and a bit of salt.

Sprinkling chili powder over the cucumber slices

Chili Powder Options to Use

I like to vary it up when I make these little Mexican snacks. Sometimes I will use pure ancho chili powder, or perhaps a morita powder, or even a nice blend of American chili powder. Try my homemade chili powder recipe for this.

Tajin seasoning is a good choice, too. It’s a mixture of chili powder, salt, and dehydrated limes. Nice flavor for sure!

That’s it my friends! Serve the up! I hope you enjoy your spicy snack time.

Mexican Chili and Lime Cucumbers Snack - Ready to eat

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If you enjoy this recipe, I hope you’ll leave a comment with some STARS. Also, please share it on social media.

Don’t forget to tag us at #ChiliPepperMadness. I’ll be sure to share! Thanks! — Mike H.

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5 from 3 votes

Chili and Lime Cucumbers - Recipe

This Mexican recipe with chili powder, lime juice and cucumbers is very easy to make, and is perfect for an appetizer or quick snack.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 min
Total Time16 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chili peppers, cucumbers, lime, recipe, snack, spicy
Servings: 3
Calories: 20kcal


  • 1 small cucumber
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Dash of salt


  • Slice cucumber into thin slices.
  • Drizzle with lime juice.
  • Sprinkle with chili powder and a bit of salt.
  • Serve!


Calories: 20kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Sodium: 45mg | Potassium: 188mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 865IU | Vitamin C: 4.7mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 0.7mg

This recipe was updated on 2/24/2019 to include new photos. It was originally published on 5/19/2014.


  1. Lanre Olaobaju

    5 stars
    iAwesome!!! This recipe has given me another perspective on cucumbers, now I can eat it more without being bored or not out of compulsion ( trying to drop some weight because osteoarthritis of knee)
    I also added black pepper and a few peanuts.

    1. Michael Hultquist - Chili Pepper Madness

      Thanks, Lanre! I love the addition of the peanuts! Very nice.

  2. 5 stars
    These were so good for a healthy snack. I used Cajun seasoning as I had it in the cupboard. Amazing. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Michael Hultquist - Chili Pepper Madness

      Great, Amanda! Nice touch with the Cajun seasonings. I agree, I love this snack.

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