These Mexican cucumbers will become your favorite vegan snacks. Pepinos con chile y limon are healthy and very delicious.
What is Pepinos Con Chile Y Limon
The exact translation is cucumbers with chile and lime.
It’s exactly just that, cucumber slices drizzled with freshly squeezed lime juice and sprinkled with a chile powder.
The chile powder is almost always Tajin seasoning.
What is Tajin
Tajin is a very popular dry chile seasoning mix made of ground red chile powder, salt and lime.
There are different levels of spiciness — there’s a habanero pepper flavor one; and there’s also low sodium versions available,
Tajin is easily found at the Hispanic aisle of your grocery store, Mexican food stores, and of course Amazon.
What To Use Instead of Tajin
If you don’t have access to Tajin seasoning don’t worry. Simply mix 4 Tablespoons of ground red chile powder (Guajillo or cayenne make great options) with 1/2 teaspoon of salt.
You can taste and adjust the amounts to your personal taste. If anythign this is a great way to control the amount of salt.
Perfect Flavor Combination
Pepinos con chile y limon is a perfect flavor combination for your tastesbuds!
You have the savoriness from the salt, spicy from the chile, tarness from the limes and a slight sweetness from the cucumbers.
Let’s not forget that great crips texture of the cucumbers.
Cucumbers Are Healthy
Cucumbers, especially during the summer months, are great for hydrating our bodies. They are mostly water so they are perfect for hot days and to enjoy after a workout.
- Cucumbers are low in calories, and with that high water content, they’ll keep you feeling full.
- Contain antioxidants
- aid digestion
- help control blood sugar
- help with healthy blood pressure
- packed with Vitamin C and Vitamin K
- packed with Magnesium, potassium, manganese
Mexican Cucumbers or Pepinos con Chile y Limon Are A Favorite of Mine
This healthy vegan snack always reminds me of my sisters and brothers. How we would spend our summer days running around, cooling off at the pool, going for ice cream, eating our favorite summer foods, and all the family picnics.
All of us love to eat cucumbers drizzled with fresh lime juice, sprinkled with loads of chili powder, and a pinch or two of salt.
After all the cucumbers were gone then we’d lift up the bowl to our mouths and drink the remaining juices. So delicious!
There really isn’t much of a recipe. Ingredient amounts are a matter of personal preference. But below is what you’ll need.
Mexican Cucumber Snack of Cucumber with Chili and Lime Juice
- 1 whole cucumber ,sliced or cut into spears or chunks
- 1 lime ,sliced in half
- Tajin Seasoning
- salt ,to taste
- Peel the cucumber, making sure to remove as much of the hard green peel as possible.
- Slice off the ends then slice into rounds or match sticks. Size and thickness is as desired.
- Place the cucumber in a bowl, then drizzle with fresh lime juice and sprinkle with as much Tajin as possible.
- Taste and add more lime or Tajin if desiered. Enjoy!
Each bite will satisfy your belly and make your heart very happy. I think these cucumbers will quickly become and remain a favorite vegan snack of yours.
What’s one of your favorite vegan snacks?
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post updated June 2020