Pickled red onion and cucumbers

    1 hour 10 min

    In this classic Peruvian dish called salsa criolla, red onions, cucumbers, tomato and a jalapeno chilli pepper are pickled in lime juice and vinegar.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 1 teaspoon sea salt
    • 2 red onions, sliced very thinly into half moons
    • 2 large cucumbers, halved and sliced very thinly
    • 1 large tomato, halved and thinly sliced
    • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
    • 2 tablespoons lime juice
    • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
    • 1 jalapeno pepper, sliced into very thin matchsticks, or more to taste
    • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh coriander
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil
    • cracked black pepper to taste

    Prep:30min  ›  Extra time:40min marinating  ›  Ready in:1hr10min 

    1. Fill a bowl with water; stir in salt until dissolved. Add red onions; let soak for 10 minutes. Drain and pat dry.
    2. Mix onions, cucumbers, tomato, rice vinegar, lime juice, white wine vinegar, jalapeno pepper, coriander, olive oil and black pepper together in a large bowl. Cover with clingfilm and let marinate at room temperature before serving, about 30 minutes.


    Substitute chopped parsley or basil for the coriander, or use all 3.

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