Spanish Cucumber Salad (Ensalada de Pepino) Recipe

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  • 10 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 6 cups (4 to 6 servings)
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Spanish cucumber salad (ensalada de pepino) is a perfect dish for a warm day. It is light, tasty, and refreshing.

If you need to prepare something in a hurry or when unexpected guests arrive, this salad is great since it takes just minutes to prepare!

What You'll Need

  • 2 cucumbers
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1/2 medium red onion
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons vinegar (red-wine)
  • 6 to 7 tablespoons oil (​extra-virgin Spanish)
  • Salt (to taste)

How to Make It

  1. Peel cucumbers with vegetable peeler or knife. Slice in rounds about 1/8-inch wide.
  2. Cut tomatoes into eight pieces each.
  3. Thinly slice red onion into rings. Then, cut the rings in half.
  4. Place all ingredients into a serving bowl. Sprinkle approximately 1/2 teaspoon of salt over the top.
  5. Pour 2 to 3 tablespoons vinegar over vegetables and 6 to 7 tablespoons of olive oil.
  6. Toss salad and taste.
  7. Adjust ingredients to your taste.

    Note: It is common to sprinkle cool water into the salad or to put ice cubes in the bowl if it is a very hot day. Either way, the cold water mixes with the oil and vinegar, making more dressing to dip bread in!