Ensaladang Pipino (Cucumber Salad)

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. :)

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.

  • ogz

    wow mukhang gourmet, i should reserve this recipe hehehe

    • http://homecookingrocks.com Connie

      “mukhang gourmet”

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

  • mitzi

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

    • Connie

      Market or supermarket. :)

      • Rashell

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

        • gel

          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

          • Connie

            I have no idea, sorry.