Spicy Cucumber Dipping Sauce

Spicy Cucumber Dipping Sauce

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From: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 1995

A bright accompaniment for grilled fish or shellfish.

Ingredients 16 servings

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  • 2 small cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 fresh hot red or jalapeño pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup rice-wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup finely shredded cucumber
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice


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  1. Using a mortar and pestle or working on a cutting board with the flat of a large knife, mash the garlic, pepper, sugar and salt into a paste. Transfer to a small bowl and stir in vinegar, cucumber and lime juice. Add a small amount of water if the sauce is too acidic for your taste. Let stand for 30 minutes before serving.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 tablespoon
  • Per serving: 9 calories; 0 g fat(0 g sat); 0 g fiber; 3 g carbohydrates; 0 g protein; 1 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 2 g sugars; 12 IU vitamin A; 2 mg vitamin C; 1 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 163 mg sodium; 7 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 0
  • Exchanges: Free Food

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