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.

casaveneracion.com Ensaladang Pipino (Cucumber Salad)

A salad dressing with the basic lemon dressing may sound ordinary but with chopped pimientoes, your salad will explode with flavor. :)

Ingredients :

5 cucumbers

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.

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Hello, my name is Connie Veneracion. I cook, I shoot, I write. But I don't do the laundry. I don't like housekeeping very much either... (more about me)

7 Responses

  1. ogz says:

    wow mukhang gourmet, i should reserve this recipe hehehe

  2. Connie says:

    “mukhang gourmet”

    hehehehe who would have guessed how easy it is to do, eh? :)

  3. mitzi says:

    ms connie where can i get the pimientos? ang alam ko lang po kc is the one na nsa cheesewhiz..LOL!

  4. Rashell says:

    Can’t find parsley, i used basil. Its absolutely good!!!! Thank you

  5. gel says:

    Hi po Ms. Connie,

    If Ill use lemon instead of calamansi, how many lemons will equal the juice of 30pcs of calamansi?

    Thank you po