This recipe is a mash-up of two Mexican dishes:
- Cucumbers with chili-lime powder
- Elote (sweet corn) with crema, chili-lime powder, and cotija cheese
Serves 2. Theoretically.
- 1 Cucumber, sliced
- A big dollop of Crema* or sour cream, about 2TBSP
- A generous shake of Tajín** chili-lime seasoning to taste, about 1/2 Tsp
Toss all ingredients together to coat.
Then go make another batch.
*I like the Salvadoran style crema best: it's rich with a slightly butterscotch-y flavor. But you can substitute Mexican crema or sour cream. Yogurt might also work, but might be to tangy
** Tajín is a crackful seasoning made from dehydrated lime juice, dried chilis and salt. It's sometimes called "fruit and snack seasoning" or "salsa en polvo". There are other brands of chili-lime seasoning, but I don't know if they're similar enough to use in this recipe. If you don't have any, substitute lime juice, cayenne (or your favorite ground dried chili pepper), and salt.
Tip: try Tajín sprinkled on watermelon, other fruit, or even on plain cucumbers without the crema.