Friday, January 2, 2009

Cucumber Riata by Suzie

There are many recipes for cucumber salad. This is my favorite! I found it in a cookbook loaned to me by a friend years ago. The cumin and mustard seed give it a whole new twist and make it a perfect accompaniment to spicy eastern foods. Enjoy!

3 large cucumbers
1 tsp salt
1 cup cream
Juice of one lime
1 1/2 T white vinegar
1/3 cup chopped cilantro
1 tsp dill weed
1 tsp. cumin seed
1 tsp mustard seed

Peel, seed and dice the cucumbers. Place them in a colander, sprinkle with the salt and set aside to drain for at least 30 minutes.
In a small skillet over medium heat, toast the seeds until golden, stirring or shaking the pan constantly.
Mix the cream, lime juice, vinegar, cilantro, dill, and seeds in a bowl.
Add the cucumbers and chill in the refrigerator before serving.

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