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Spicy Cucumber Dipping Sauce

  • 10 m
  • 40 m
Kirsten Dixon
“A bright accompaniment for grilled fish or shellfish.”


    • 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


  • 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.
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