Summer

Mojito Cucumber Salad

June 10, 2010
Author Notes

Mojitos are refreshing summer drinks, and cucumbers are refreshing summer snacks, so why not combine them into one? A good mandolin is important so you can get even and paper-thin slices of cucumber. And don't throw out the juice that comes out of the cucumber - mix it with a little gin or more rum for a tasty cocktail. —Cave Cibum

  • Serves 4
Ingredients
  • 1 English cucumber (or two smaller cucumbers)
  • 30 fresh mint leaves
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup white rum (or 1 nip bottle)
  • 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1 lime, zested and juiced
  • 1 inch fresh ginger, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Cut cucumber into thin slices (a mandolin is helpful to achieve even slices). Put in a large bowl and set aside.
  2. In the bowl of a food processor, combine mint leaves, sugar, rum, rice wine vinegar, lime zest, lime juice, chopped ginger, and red pepper flakes. Process until smooth, 20-30 seconds.
  3. Pour dressing over cucumbers and mix until cucumbers are well coated. Refrigerate for at least one hour for flavors to meld.
Contest Entries

See Reviews

See what other Food52ers are saying.

  • Cave Cibum
    Cave Cibum
  • AntoniaJames
    AntoniaJames
Review