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Spanish Cucumber Salad Recipe - Ensalada de Pepino

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Spanish Cucumber Salad - Ensalada de Pepino

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Spanish Cucumber Salad or "Ensalada de Pepino" is a perfect dish for a warm day. It is light, tasty and refreshing. If you need to prepare something at the last minute, this salad is great, since it takes just minutes to prepare!

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 cucumbers
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1/2 medium red onion
  • 2-3 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 6-7 Tbsp extra virgin Spanish olive oil
  • salt to taste

Preparation:

This Spanish cucumber salad recipes makes 4-6 servings.

Peel cucumber with vegetable peeler or knife. Slice in rounds about 1/8” wide. Cut tomatoes into eight pieces each. Thinly slice red onion into rings. Then, cut the rings in half.

Place all ingredients into a serving bowl. Sprinkle approximately 1/2 teaspoon of salt over the top. Pour 2-3 tablespoons vinegar over vegetables and 6 tablespoons of olive oil. Toss salad and taste. Adjust ingredients to your taste.

Note: It is common to sprinkle cool water into the salad or to put ice cubes in the bowl if it is a very hot day. Either way, the cold water mixes with the oil and vinegar, making more dressing to dip bread!

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