Friday, June 10, 2011

Lime Cucumber Wraps

Ah... the days of summer begin!  I like to eat light "clean" food in the summer.  One of my favorites are cucumbers!  For this particular recipe I used a English (or hothouse) cucumber because of its length and of course they were on sale last week.  Generally, English cucumbers are more on the expensive side and are sold in a shrink-wrap.  Cucumbers are "in season" from May through August so I was having fun coming up with some recipes this week using them.  I'm sure there will be more to follow!
Ingredients:


1  English (Hothouse) Cucumber, sliced thin lengthwise
1 small jicama, sliced 1/4 inch matchbox slices
1 tablespoon cilantro, diced
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
2 tablespoons sesame oil
1/2 fresh lime juice
4 slices deli, Dilusso Cracked pepper turkey (Optional, I put this in for the boys)
Extra lime wedges to serve
Extra salt and pepper to serve as well


Method:


1) Slice the English cucumber lengthwise in thin strips that are bendable (*Note: you will need a sharp knife for this).


2) In a bowl lightly toss the sliced jicama, cilantro, salt, pepper, sesame oil, and juice from 1/2 of a lime.


3) Layer cucumber slice, deli turkey (if using), then pile in a little of the jicama mixture.  Roll-up tightly and secure with a toothpick.  (I secured a slice of lime on top with the toothpick that was exposed).  


4) Drizzle any remaining juice left over from the Jicama mixture on top of the completed Cucumber Wraps and lightly salt and pepper to taste.  Enjoy!










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