With the kids having summer vacation, things are pretty crazy at home. Simple salads and quick fix dinners are my life savers at the moment. I would have never thought of combining cucumber and pineapples until K came home with the English cucumber. I am not sure why it is called so, but it is the long slender variety with very small seeds and is normally wrapped in plastic wrap and is unwaxed.
Does it surprise anyone that it was the first time English cucumber made its way to our house? Anyway, a pineapple also accompanied it and the salad was put together. There was crunchiness from the cucumber, sweetness from the pineapple and mild heat from the chilly powder. It was a perfect side to a meal and tasted great. You can certainly use regular cucumber for this too. Off to the recipe.
Cucumber Pineapple Salad
Salad with cucumber and pineapple.
- cucumber - 2 cups - diced (I used the English cucumber)
- pineapple - 1 cup - diced
- cilantro - 2 tbsp
- onion - 1 tbsp - chopped
- salt - to taste
- chilly powder - a pinch (use jalapeno instead if needed)
- lemon juice - 2 tsp
Toss all the ingredients together. Serve chilled.
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Healthy salad ready.
10 Responses to Cucumber Pineapple Salad
I doubled the recipe (2 pineapples 3 non English cucumbers) and this was a hit at a Sunday afternoon meeting I just attended.
so refreshing! a neat summer salad!
Love this. I love cucumber salads.
looks very fresh and appetizing. I love salads. This salad is going to be one of my must try recipes. Thanks for sharing.
I can’t wait to try this – this looks so refreshing and perfect for a side for 4th of July
Sounds prefect for hot summer dinners, beautiful and very interesting combo.
Your kids already started summer vacation, my son’s vacation starts after 2 weeks. Waiting for it
Cucumber & pineapple sounds like a great combination for salad.
Looks refreshing and yumm..
I love salads….fresh, crunchy and totally healthy. Just plain lime juice and rock salt can make such a difference! Love this recipe.
lovely presentation,love it a lot