Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Spicy Cucumber Orange Salad can be served three ways -- as a salad, as a side or as a relish.


Spicy Cucumber Orange Salad

Serves 3. Recipe is from Frieda’s Inc. — The Specialty Produce Co.

1 hot house cucumber, thinly sliced

1 large orange, peeled, thinly sliced and cut into quarters (or segmented)

Half of a red onion, thinly sliced and separated into rings

1 large fresh Anaheim chili, seeded and finely chopped

1 cup white vinegar

1?3 cup oil

1 tbl. fresh oregano, chopped, or 1 tsp. dried oregano, crushed

2 tsps. fresh sage, chopped, or ½ tsp. dried, ground

1 tbl. fresh coriander, chopped

¼ tsp. salt, or to taste

¼ tsp. ground black pepper, or to taste

Mixed greens, if desired

1. In a deep glass bowl, toss together the cucumber slices, orange pieces, onion and chili.

2. In a covered container, place the vinegar, oil, oregano, sage, coriander, salt and pepper; shake together until blended. Pour over salad mixture; stir to coat all ingredients. Cover and chill 3 hours or overnight, stirring occasionally.

3. Serve with a slotted spoon as a side dish, salad or relish. (Marinade can be saved and used for salad dressing.)