Recipe by Patrice G. Ward
"A Barbadian spin on cucumber salad, almost always served as a side dish with main meals. Also used (with the addition of parsley and a touch of allspice) as the 'pickle' in 'soused' meats (pork, lamb, beef/oxtails, chicken). Fresh lime juice is the key to this delicious salad."
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cucumber, thinly sliced
sweet onion, thinly sliced
red bell pepper, thinly sliced
fresh lime juice (about 1 lime)
salt to taste
hot pepper sauce, or to taste
we really liked this recipe tho i added 'quite' abit more hot sauce (chipotle tabasco), and lime juice and also sprinkled in some course ground black pepper and there was plenty of marinade for the veggies...i served it with bbq'd fish and baked taters...will forsure make it again...thanks for the recipe...
As is there is not too much flavor going on. I ended up adding a LOT more hot pepper sauce but still felt it lacked something which is probably vinegar. Growing up in Kansas City I rarely every had a raw cuke without it being marinated in vinegar of some kind but not everyone likes vinegar either so my only other suggestion would be to add a fresh herb of your choice and that would definitely kick it up a notch. I will make this again but with tweaks.
Not a bad cucumber salad, a bit different from what I'm used to, I feel it needed something, I did add a extra dash of hot pepper sauce, a little bit more water. There wasn't any juice to this salad, so I wasn't sure extactly if that was right. It's seasoned for sure, dressed??? I'm not so sure. But it's a decent light summery salad for sure. Do try. Will make again and play around with the flavor more. Thanks
i have made my own version of this salad for my family. the addition of fresh parley, some onion and maybe more lime juice for a tangy flavour. shredding the cucumber finely may also help in the absorption of the flavors. Bye
oh and ps. leaving the cucumber until it turns soft: it has something to do with osmosis. i'm 14 so i'm not a pro but i'm barbadian so i hope i helped
Of course I added two small limes instead of juice from one. It just didn't seem like enough from one. I also put in more Hot Sauce (Louisiana Hot Sauce) and put in some pepper and a pinch of salt. Didn't have a red bell pepper, so I added a couple slices of tomato to add to the mix. Added a purple onion...and a LOT at that! It was good but I for sure want to try and mix it up a bit for the next times. A great afternoon snack for work and very easy to make!
Just not a lot of flavor. Many other cucumber salad recipes out there that are loaded with taste. As other reviewers suggested, I added extra Tabasco sauce, some freshly ground pepper, and even a littlle bit of chopped cilantro, but it wasn't enough to take it beyond blandness. Served with chicken scallopini, sesame green beans, freshly cooked apples, and strawberry shortcake for dessert. It's a very colorful dish with nice presentation, but beyond that, I don't think there's much to recommend it.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 33
** Calories from Fat: 2
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