Mexican Cucumber Salad

New Mexico Chiles are the dried form of the Red Anaheim Pepper. This chile has a thin flesh with an earthy chile flavor and undertones of wild cherries. This chile ranges from 2 – 4 on a heat scale of 1 to 10. The New Mexico Chile may be referred to as the California Chile or Chile Colorado. New Mexico Chiles are commonly used in Red Mexican or Southwestern sauces. This is a mildly hot chile. Scoville heat units 8,000 – 12,000.

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Serves: 4

1 lb cucumber, thinly sliced
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1 lime, squeezed
¼ cup corn
½ teaspoon New Mexican Chile Powder*
Salt to taste

Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Stir well and serve immediately.


*To make chile powder: grind dried chile in coffee or spice grinder.