Cucumber Salad With Pineapple and Jalapeno

Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

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.

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.


Most Helpful

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

iris5555 May 11, 2010

Fabulous Salad! I doubled the amount of pineapple and just couldn't get enough. This would be great served at a barbque but I plan on making it all summer long. ZWT 4 Go Jefes!

cookiedog July 10, 2008

Very attractive visually, but the dressing really was not to my taste - sweet enough to be cloying, yet harsh from the white vinegar. I might try this same combination of fruit and vegetables, with maybe a splash of rice wine.

realbirdlady June 27, 2008

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