Cilantro Lime Cucumber Salad

IMG_8785Hi all– Summer is already upon us here–none of the usual “June Gloom” — cloudy overcast, so you long for summer to kick in.   The days are hot and sunny and just asking for a cool summer salad with dinner.  I think this one fills the bill.


2 cloves garlic, finely minced
3 tab. lime juice (1 large lime)
1/4 cup red bell pepper, cut to tiny bits
1/2 tsp. salt
freshly ground pepper to taste
4 tab. olive oil

2 cucumbers, sliced thinly
4 tab. cilantro, chopped

Combine the garlic, lime juice, red pepper, salt, pepper and olive oil in a container with a tight lid.  Shake the ingredients until they are blended.

In a bowl toss the cucumbers with the dressing and then stir in the cilantro.  Serve it up cold for a fresh summer salad.