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Pepinos Con Chile y Limon Or Cucumbers with Chile and Lime (vegan)

by Spicie Foodie on July 9, 2012

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This morning I opened my eyes up to another sunny summer day. I cannot tell you how happy sunny days make me. There is just something so wonderful about waking up to the warmth of sunshine on your face. It always leaves me feeling energized and ready to start the day.

pepinos con chile y limon, cumbers with chile and lemon, snack, Mexican, spicie Foodie

The fist thing I do after waking up is open all the windows in the house. Well, all except Joanie and Chachi’s windows. I love feeling the summer breeze flow through the flat. Outside I hear people bustling about. The sounds of children running by, playing and laughing can be heard throughout the day.

pepinos con chile y limon, cumbers with chile and lemon, snack, Mexican, spicie Foodie

At midday I poked my head out the window, there were so many people strolling by. There’s a mother pushing a stroller, and children walking behind her licking gelato cones. Those scenes often repeated throughout the day. Today as I watched the children I could feel that summer enthusiasm I once had as a child. You know, that feeling you get when school is out and the summer is yours to do whatever you please.

pepinos con chile y limon, cumbers with chile and lemon, snack, Mexican, spicie Foodie

I began thinking about my sisters and brothers. How we spent our summer days running around, cooling off at the pool, going for ice cream, eating our favorite summer foods, and all the family picnics. I started to remember how we loved to eat cucumbers drizzled with fresh lime juice, sprinkled with loads of chile 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.

pepinos con chile y limon, cumbers with chile and lemon, snack, Mexican, spicie Foodie

Recalling those summer memories made me miss my siblings and also made my mouth water for some pepinos. Since my family lives on the other side of the world, and I can’t just stop by for a visit, I decided to snack on some cucumbers. There really isn’t much of a recipe. Ingredient amounts are a matter of personal preference. But below is a what you’ll need.

pepinos con chile y limon, cumbers with chile and lemon, snack, Mexican, spicie Foodie

Pepinos Con Chile y Limon Or Cucumbers with Chile and Lime
peeled cucumber, sliced or cut into spears or chunks
lime juice
chile powder or Tajin or any Mexican fruit seasoning powder
salt

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and enjoy as a snack. I like to add chile powder as I eat. Some bites have more and other’s less chile, it’s up to you. Don’t forget to drink the juice left at the bottom, it’s the best part.

pepinos con chile y limon, cumbers with chile and lemon, snack, Mexican, spicie Foodie

Each bite satisfied my belly and made my heart content. I think these cucumbers will forever remain a favorite summertime snack and memory.

 

P.S.
Please come back on Wednesday for another special guest post.

in Fruits,Mexican,Snacks,Vegan/Vegetarian

{ 44 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Rosa July 9, 2012 at 7:30 AM

A great combination! So fresh and summery.

Cheers,

Rosa

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2 Spicie Foodie July 9, 2012 at 11:10 PM

Thanks Rosa!

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3 Laura (Tutti Dolci) July 9, 2012 at 7:34 AM

What lovely memories of summer! I love the flavors you paired with cucumbers here, a perfect bite!

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4 Spicie Foodie July 9, 2012 at 11:10 PM

Thank you Laura! The flavors are very typically Mexican.

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5 Love2cook Malaysia July 9, 2012 at 11:39 AM

Perfect summer treat! The pictures are making me to watch them over and over! Gorgeous shots…:)

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6 Spicie Foodie July 9, 2012 at 11:12 PM

Thank you so much:)

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7 TastefullyJulie July 9, 2012 at 2:49 PM

I have dozens of cucumbers in my garden that I don’t know what to do with. Thanks for this!

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8 Spicie Foodie July 9, 2012 at 11:12 PM

Hi Julie,
Oh too bad I’m not your neighbor, because I could help you with all those cucumbers:)

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9 Victoria of Flavors of the Sun July 9, 2012 at 5:34 PM

How many plates of these (or jícama) have I made for my son? Countless. Hundreds. A standard Mexican snack as in “Mom, do you think you could make me a snack plate of cucumbers with tajin?” Maybe thousands.

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10 Spicie Foodie July 9, 2012 at 11:13 PM

Hi Victoria,
Ay, no me digas de jicama! It’s my favorite but can’t get it here. Your son has great tastes;)

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11 Jen Laceda | Tartine and Apron Strings July 9, 2012 at 7:33 PM

The watery freshness of cucumbers always remind me of growing up in tropical Philippines! We would suck on these veggies (or fruits) to keep us cool!

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12 Spicie Foodie July 9, 2012 at 11:13 PM

So Philippinos are just like Mexicans:)

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13 Liz July 10, 2012 at 3:17 AM

I love this simple cucumber recipe…so delicious and refreshing on a hot summer’s day. I have those same sorts of childhood memories…most of it done with bare feet…such fun we had.

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14 Spicie Foodie July 11, 2012 at 9:05 PM

Hi Liz,
Me too, I like to let the cucumbers shine in the recipes. Oh yes, barefoot summers can’t forget that;)

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15 anna July 10, 2012 at 3:33 AM

mmm so lovely for the summer time. chile, lime, and salt are the trifecta of perfect seasoning.

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16 Spicie Foodie July 11, 2012 at 9:05 PM

It really is:) Thanks Anna

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17 Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen July 10, 2012 at 3:46 AM

I hear you, I love the feeling of sun on my skin and summer is filled with great memories from childhood.

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18 Spicie Foodie July 11, 2012 at 9:05 PM

Thanks Sylvie:)

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19 Suzanne Perazzini July 10, 2012 at 4:49 AM

I missed my sisters too when I lived in Italy but fortunately we are all together again. I’m afraid I don’t like cucumber but I sure do like your photos.

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20 Spicie Foodie July 11, 2012 at 9:06 PM

That’s great and I’m happy for you Suzanne. It’s okay about not liking cucumbers, my hubby sides with you;)

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21 Eha July 10, 2012 at 6:20 AM

Love cucumbers; love the simplicity of the very attractive salad! Fascinated by the black/gold-toned spoon and fork you have used. I collected similar in the olden days from Thailand – may I ask from where your beautiful pieces come? [or have I read too fast and missed this?]

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22 Spicie Foodie July 11, 2012 at 9:08 PM

Hi Eha,
Wow, I love how much attention you paid to my utensils and photos:) Yes, in fact they are from Thailand. Well, I actually bought them in a antique shop here in Prague, but they say Thailand. I don’t think they are actual antiques, didn’t cost too much, but I did fall in love with them.

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23 Nami | Just One Cookbook July 10, 2012 at 9:47 AM

Incredibly easy yet it’s completely new flavor on cucumbers that I’m so curious to try! I am with you – sometimes I miss my home and my family, but cooking really helps to cope with some homesickness. :-) Hope you get to see your family soon!

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24 Spicie Foodie July 11, 2012 at 9:10 PM

Yes really so easy and perfect for the summer. I feel the same way Nami. When I cook a childhood dish it comforts me and makes me feel like my family is close by. Then if my husband really enjoys the food then it makes it that much better. Thanks and I hope you too;)

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25 love2dine July 10, 2012 at 11:02 AM

What a stunning photos, i would love to grab the food.

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26 Spicie Foodie July 11, 2012 at 9:10 PM

Thanks!

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27 Natalie July 10, 2012 at 1:08 PM

Que rico! This looks really good especially since I am obsessed with cucumbers. There is such a cooling sensation about cucumbers!

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28 Spicie Foodie July 11, 2012 at 9:10 PM

Gracias Natalie!

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29 Ramona July 10, 2012 at 4:29 PM

Childhood food memories are so wonderful! I have never tried cucumbers this way… but I do eat mangos, pineapples and sour apples almost exactly like this…. Now I have to give my favorite cucumbers a spicy kick. :)

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30 Spicie Foodie July 11, 2012 at 9:11 PM

Hi Ramona,
They really are, good for the soul too. You eat fruit like Mexicans then:)

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31 Jean (Lemons and Anchovies) July 10, 2012 at 5:14 PM

Hi Nancy! This post reminded me of my childhood summers. My sisters and I loved sliced cucumbers drizzled with lemon juice and sprinkled with salt. They were so refreshing. I would love to make your version soon–the chile and lime would be a hit with my taste buds, no doubt! :)

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32 Spicie Foodie July 11, 2012 at 9:11 PM

Hi Jean,
Thanks and I hope you try them soon:)

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33 Gina July 10, 2012 at 6:27 PM

I have a pulse, he he, or at least I think that’s what it is. I’ve never tried the cucumbers with the lime and chile only the fruit. Need to change that, huh. I opened my windows to hear an owl hooting away this morning, that made me really happy. Been thinking about you and hoping all is well.
-Gina-

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34 Spicie Foodie July 11, 2012 at 9:12 PM

Haha Gina:) Oh how neat is that? I’ve never had an owl out my window. I’ve been thinking of you too. Hope you are okay, hugs!

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35 Kelly @ Inspired Edibles July 11, 2012 at 3:32 AM

What a simple and delightful recipe. Very happy to come across your blog!

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36 Spicie Foodie July 11, 2012 at 9:12 PM

Thanks Kelly:)

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37 RecipeNewZ July 11, 2012 at 11:12 PM

Gorgeous snack! So simple and healthy, but so pretty that it would feel like a very special occasion! You are brilliant, as always, Nancy :-)

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38 Spicie Foodie July 12, 2012 at 2:33 AM

Thanks Elana:)

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39 Patty July 12, 2012 at 2:33 AM

I could eat cucumbers every day, this simple recipe is perfect for summertime;-)

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40 Magic of Spice July 18, 2012 at 9:10 PM

What a wonderful snack and sounds like such a perfect morning! Children do bring back the enthusiasm for such simple things that we often forget :)

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41 DB-The Foodie Stuntman July 22, 2012 at 6:41 PM

What a great idea for a snack!

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42 Spicie Foodie July 23, 2012 at 2:11 PM

Thank you!

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43 vianney August 1, 2012 at 8:42 AM

This is my childhood on a plate, love them!!

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44 Spicie Foodie August 1, 2012 at 8:16 PM

Mine too:)

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