As previously noted, if I could be any vegetable I would be a cucumber.
Here is even more evidence that a cucumber is one of the most diverse vegetables out there. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with this cool Cucumber Cilantro Margarita! This recipe takes a healthy twist on the traditional Margarita which can run ~350 calories per drink. I replaced the traditional sugar loaded sour mix with a healthy (and also green) cucumber juice, and added a hint of cilantro flavor. This recipe pairs perfectly with our Chicken Fajita Bowl for a yummy Cinco de Mayo dinner! Enjoy 🙂
Cucumber Cilantro Margarita
- 1 cucumber, washed and cut into 4 pieces
- 1/4 cup packed cilantro
- Juice of 2 limes
- 4oz Silver Tequila
- 2oz Triple Sec
- 0.5oz simple syrup
- Combine the cucumber, cilantro leaves, lime juice, tequila, simple syrup and triple sec into a food processor and pulse until completely combined.
- Using a small mesh strainer, pour the Margarita into a large glass. Discard the “chunks” of cucumber. Note: Use the back of a spoon to press and release the liquid into the glass.
- Divide the cocktail between two glasses and serve over ice!
Enjoy y’all! Happy Cinco de Mayo 🙂