Mexican Cucumbers are so easy to make! Chili powder and freshly squeezed lime juice make cucumber slices pretty addictive. Serve this chili and lime cucumber recipe as an appetizer or quick snack!
Mexican Cucumbers Recipe
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, especially when tossed with some chili powder and lime juice. This is a great mini appetizer or snack with a spicy Mexican flair, depending on your choice of chili powder.
Ingredients in Mexican Cucumbers
- Chili powder
- Lime juice
How to Make Mexican Cucumbers
Slice. Slice cucumber into thin slices.
Drizzle. Drizzle with lime juice.
Season. Sprinkle with chili powder and a bit of salt.
Recipe Tips & Notes
- Slice the cucumbers however you'd like. You can slice them as thick as you like them. I like them thinner, about a quarter inch thick or so.
- Use fresh lime juice. Use fresh limes here if you can. They will give you superior flavor!
- Prefer lemons? You can also use lemon juice for this recipe. Try them out with freshly squeezed lemons.
These chili and lime cucumbers are best served fresh! The acidic lime juice will make the cucumbers go a bit soft, and you don't want them to lose their crisp consistency.
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!
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Chili and Lime Cucumbers - Recipe
- 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.