Use a mix of cucumbers for texture and flavor contrast, especially lemon cucumbers and watermelon gherkins if you can find them. Add the herbs no more than 2 hours before serving, and use whichever variety you like, though the lemon balm is especially nice.
1 cup cucumbers
2 tbsp. red onion, diced
Juice of 2 limes
2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsp. red jalapeño, finely diced
1⁄2 tsp. kosher salt
1 tbsp. mint, thinly sliced
1 tbsp. basil, thinly sliced
1 tbsp. Coriander, thinly sliced
1 tbsp. lemon balm, thinly sliced
- In a medium bowl, add the cucumbers, onion, lime juice, olive oil, jalapeno, and a pinch of salt.
- Toss to combine and taste for salt.
- Add more if desired.
- Stir in the sliced herbs.
- Serve immediately.