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Mexican Cucumbers with Chile and Lime

“Today I want to share with you one of my most favorite snacks, that also happens to be perfect for the summer heat. This simple snack of cucumbers sprinkled with chile powder, salt and a splash of lime juice is among the most popular in my home country of Mexico. There the summers are hot and the sun is bright, so staying hydrated is very important and juicy cucumbers will help your body stay so.”

“This treat is a favorite of mine because it brings back memories of hot summer days spent playing with my siblings. We loved to eat cucumbers drizzled with fresh lime juice, sprinkled with loads of chile powder and a pinch or two of salt. After all the cucumbers were gone then we’d lift up the bowl to our mouths and drink the remaining juices. The lime and cucumber juices helped keep us hydrated and very satisfied. But best of all we loved this snack because it was one we didn’t need mom’s help putting together, we could prepare it all by ourselves.”

Prep Time: 5 minutes Total Time: 5 minutes


  • Peeled cucumber,
    sliced or cut into
    spears or chunks
  • Freshly squeezed lime
  • Chile powder or Tajin or
    any Mexican fruit
    seasoning powder
  • Salt

1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and enjoy as a snack.

Remember to drink the juice left at the bottom, it’s the best part!

*If limes are not available substitute with lemons.

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