Pfepfel Bar Labid--Tunisian Cucumber and Pepper Relish

Total Time
8hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 8 hrs

Adapted from Time/Life Foods of the World. Posted for ZWT6. Cooking time is marinating time.


  1. Combine salt and lime juice and stir until salt dissolves.
  2. Add cucumbers and peppers, and stir to coat.
  3. Cover tightly and marinate at room temperature at least 8 hours.
Most Helpful

Made this for a church potluck; I changed the green bell peppers for red. After 9 or so hours of marinating (overnight), there was a lot of liquid in the bottom of the bowl. I tasted a piece or two of the veggies. The salt and slight sourness of the lime juice were tasteable, but I tasted no lime flavor, which disappointed me. Next time I make this, I´ll try sprinkling a little lime juice on just before I serve it. Bottom line: beautiful to look at, easy to make, not terribly interesting to eat as I would have liked. The recipe can stand a little ?goosing.?

sloscutoff July 21, 2013

Great fresh and healthy recipe! When I first tasted this I thought it was going to be too salty but after a few bites it seemed just right to me. I let mine marinate the full 8 hours, stirring a couple of times during the marinating. Great side dish - thanks for sharing the recipe! Made for Spring Pick-A-Chef 2011

loof March 22, 2011