Tempt My Tummy Tuesday…Mexican Cucumber Salad

by Lisa on April 18, 2011


A sweet friend, Carrie, brought this salad to a recent small group dinner. We were having a Mexican themed meal and her addition of this salad was perfect! I know you will enjoy it as well.

Mexican Cucumber Salad


  • 1 medium cucumber, chopped
  • 1 (8.75 ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 (16 ounce) can stewed tomatoes, drained and sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried cilantro
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. In a large bowl, toss together the cucumber, corn, tomatoes, green bell pepper, red bell pepper, and red wine vinegar. Season with crushed red pepper flakes, garlic, cumin, cilantro, salt, and black pepper. Cover, and chill at least 30 minutes before serving.

(The recipe does not call for avocado, but I think it would make a great addition to this salad.  Cube fresh avocado and add to the saladALSO, I LOVE fresh cilantro.  So I would definitely be using fresh cilantro in this recipe, as well. )

{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

Alea Milham April 18, 2011 at 9:20 pm

What a great twist on a cucumber salad! Sounds perfect for spring – if only spring would arrive! 🙂


Allison @ Alli 'n Son April 18, 2011 at 10:25 pm

Thanks for hosting another wonderful link up!


michelle April 18, 2011 at 11:54 pm

So refreshing to find new linky’s!


aimee April 19, 2011 at 7:19 am

THanks for hosting, I love your site and your recipes!@
I’m your newest follower 🙂


Lisa @ HappyinDoleValley April 19, 2011 at 7:30 am

Those cucumbers sound delicious! Thanks for hosting — so many great sounding links to check out this week. 🙂 Today I’m sharing our recipe for oatmeal date muffins; these turned out so good! Blessings, ~Lisa


Jane April 19, 2011 at 10:12 am

Hi Lisa,
Your salad sounds fresh and delicious! I added my Tomato Soup this week. Thanks for hosting! 🙂


Candace April 19, 2011 at 11:07 am

You are speaking my language with this wonderfully, fresh salad. I’m with you on adding avocado and fresh cilantro. I’m definitely going to give this a try. Thanks so much for hosting! I’ve linked up my Lemon Chicken and Bulgur. Have a wonderful Tuesday, Candace


Denise @ Creative Kitchen April 19, 2011 at 12:00 pm

I love cilantro also!! And avocado! I look forward to your hop each week, so thank you for hosting! I’m sharing the EASIEST Flourless Chocolate Cake which is dangerous for chocolate lovers like me…it’s that EASY!! 🙂

When I got redirected to your new site (which is beautiful btw), I got super excited as I am in the middle of a MOVE myself. I’m moving from blogspot to my own domain…switching over to wordpress, etc. Seems like you just went through this yourself. It’s been pretty painless…and I’m having fun learning wordpress and redesigning my blog a bit. I would be ever grateful if you could email me any tips/advice or things you wish you’d known. Doesn’t have to be lengthy…I have lots of Twitter peeps helping out, but I’m nervous about the redirect…that going smoothly & loss of page ranking and/or stats. If you could at least let know how that was affected for you & the amount of time you spent working on your new site, I’d greatly appreciate it! THANKS!! 🙂

Have a GREAT week & a BLESSED Easter and Resurrection Sunday! This is one of my favorite times of year as I celebrate my anniversary of walking with the Lord!

Denise @ Creative Kitchen


Lisa April 21, 2011 at 3:07 pm

Hey Denise. I am so impressed you are making the move all by yourself. I was a WIMP. I had someone do all the hard work for me as she did my redesign, as well. Sharon at Good, True, and Beautiful helped me. Here is her link. http://www.goodtrueandbeautiful.com/tech/thinking-about-moving-to-wordpress/ For me, it was worthy it. Good luck and blessings.


Hollie April 19, 2011 at 12:35 pm

Sounds delicious! Thank you for hostessing.


Michelle April 19, 2011 at 8:04 pm

I love it! It’s so healthy, too. I feel guilty sharing my M&M Cakies now. Oh well.

And yes, I’m with you on the avocado – and the fresh cilantro!


Lisa April 21, 2011 at 6:17 pm

I don’t know, Michelle, the M&M cakes sound pretty wonderful!


Vicki April 20, 2011 at 2:30 pm

Thanks for hosting this! I love all the ideas of new receipes to try. I’m hosting my first one over at Peas & Carrots if you or anyone would like to link up. It’s at http://www.navefamilyfood.blogspot.com.


Maryam May 10, 2011 at 10:56 am

Sounds so delicious and refreshing and avocado and cilantro are perfect additions.


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