Ensaladang Pipino (Cucumber Salad)
There first time I served this salad at a dinner party, my friends were a little hesitant about trying it because they thought that the red stuff were hot chili peppers. They aren’t. They’re chopped pimientoes, I told them. After trying it, one of them asked if I could make some for her husband’s birthday party on New Year’s Day. What you see in the photo is one of the two trays of salad that I prepared, as requested.
A salad dressing with the basic lemon dressing may sound ordinary but with chopped pimientoes, your salad will explode with flavor. :)
To make the dressing :
juice from 30 kalamansi (lemon or lime is okay)
6 tsps. of sugar
a pinch of salt
1/2 tsp. of cracked black pepper
1/2 c. of olive oil
2 tbsps. of chopped pimientoes
1 tbsp. of chopped parsley
Cooking procedure :
Peel the cucumbers. Cut into rings about 1/4 inch thick. Arrange in rows.
To make the dressing, place all the ingredients in a glass jar with a screw type cap. Shake a couple of times to dissolve the sugar and salt. Pour over the sliced cucumbers and chill well before serving.