Cucumber Salad With Magic Spice Blend

By Eric Kim
July 1, 2018
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Author Notes: With a touch of spiky lime juice and a Salt Bae throw of my Magic Spice Blend, this tastes not unlike cucumbers with Tajín. Addictive, in other words. Plus, it's a three-ingredient salad when you need it the most (on busy weeknights like tonight).Eric Kim

Food52 Review: Featured in: My Lip-Smacking BBQ Ribs & the Secret Spice Blend That Makes Them Sing.The Editors

Serves: 1
Prep time: 5 min

  • 1 cucumber, sliced into medallions
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • 1 teaspoon Magic Spice Blend, recipe follows
  1. On a large plate, lay the cucumber slices in a single layer.
  2. Sprinkle over the lime juice and 1 teaspoon of the Magic Spice Blend.

For the Magic Spice Blend

  • 1/3 cup brown sugar, dark or light
  • 3 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons smoked paprika (you can use regular sweet paprika if you don't like the taste of smoked)
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon celery seed, crushed in the palm of your hand
  1. Spoon all of the ingredients into a Mason jar and shake.

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