Cucumber Salad With Pineapple and Jalapeno

READY IN: 1hr 20mins
Recipe by lazyme

This is my favorite cucumber salad. It's really refreshing served with a spicy entree. I do cut back to about 1/2 cup sugar and like to use black sesame seeds to give it another dash of color. From the RSVP section of Bon Appetit magazine.

Top Review by iris5555

Very tasty salad. I decreased the sugar as suggested and added a touch more salt.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring first 4 ingredients to boil in heavy small saucepan, stirring until sugar dissolves.
  2. Simmer until reduced to 2/3 cup, about 4 minutes.
  3. Transfer syrup to large bowl and refrigerate until cold.
  4. Add pineapple to syrup.
  5. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour.
  6. Add cucumber and next 3 ingredients to pineapple mixture; stir to coat.
  7. Line plates with lettuce leaves.
  8. Spoon salad atop lettuce.
  9. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve.

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