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Cucumber Salad With Pineapple and Jalapeno

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“This is my favorite cucumber salad. It's really refreshing served with a spicy entree. I do cut back to about 1/2 cup sugar and like to use black sesame seeds to give it another dash of color. From the RSVP section of Bon Appetit magazine.”
READY IN:
1hr 20mins
SERVES:
6
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Bring first 4 ingredients to boil in heavy small saucepan, stirring until sugar dissolves.
  2. Simmer until reduced to 2/3 cup, about 4 minutes.
  3. Transfer syrup to large bowl and refrigerate until cold.
  4. Add pineapple to syrup.
  5. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour.
  6. Add cucumber and next 3 ingredients to pineapple mixture; stir to coat.
  7. Line plates with lettuce leaves.
  8. Spoon salad atop lettuce.
  9. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve.

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