John's Cucumber Sweet Onion Salad With Lime Pepper Dressing

"This is wonderful on a hot summer night. The flavours are amazing. The longer you marinade the salad the better it is...try to let it sit for 24 hours...You will not be disappointed."
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Ready In:
24hrs 20mins




  • Run a fork down the cucumbers, all over, making slight indentations.
  • Cut the cucumber in half, lengthwise.
  • Scoop out all the seeds.
  • Cut the cucumber halves into 1/8" strips.
  • Peel the onion and cut lengthwise into quarters.
  • Slice the quarters crosswise into thin strips.
  • In a large bowl, combine cucumber and onions with lime juice, salt and sugar.
  • Toss well.
  • Add hot pepper flakes, olive oil, vinegar and water, toss well.
  • Cover and refrigerate for 24 hours.

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  1. Lori Mama
    Very nice recipe. I used English cucumbers, left the peel on, scooped out the seeds and sliced them on my mandolin, along with the sweet onions. I also added the zest of the limes, as they are too expensive to just use the juice. Took it to our church pot luck where it was well received. :)
  2. Garlic Chick
    Made yesterday and yum! I increased the sugar to 1 teaspoon and may go even a bit more on that the next time. I also peeled my cucumbers and cut them using a mandoline. So I would have some "kick" I added one dash of cayenne in addition to the hot pepper flakes, great! Thanks for posting, Baby Kato, this is a great recipe!
  3. threeovens
    This was very refreshing served next to a spicy pork chop. I love the flavors of this since I am not a big cucumber fan - but I love pickles! I will definitely be making this again as it is so easy.
  4. Chef floWer
    Yum! After 24 hours this was like a semi pickle cucumber and onions salad. I don't normally eat raw cumbers because my stomach gets upset, but I was able to eat this without a problem because the cucumber were "pickled" and the acids that make my tummy upset didn't affect me. My daughter loved the juice, even with the chilli (which is unusual for her). Thanks Baby Kato for a lovely recipe.
  5. annchase60
    I was looking for a salad to have with some ribs I was cooking up to have when company came. Everyone loved the salad, including me!


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