Cucumber and Meyer Lemon Salsa Fresca

Meyer lemons seem to be a mellow variety of lemon, still quite tart but not so pucker-inducing as regular lemons.  I found a small  bag at my super market.  I grated the zest off of them to use in Lemon Salt with Fennel and Chili. Then I removed all pith and membranes and kept the flesh to make this salsa. It was delicious on grilled chicken skewers.  I doubt it would keep very long, so make it right before you use it.  My measurements are approximate; I didn’t really measure anything.

3/4 cup chopped Meyer lemon flesh
1/2 cup chopped, peeled & seeded cucumber
1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
1 minced fresh Serrano chili (or to taste)
1/4 cup chopped scallion greens
1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon sugar
salt to taste

Combine first 5 ingredients.  Add a little sugar, mix thoroughly and taste.  You want to balance the sour of the lemon and the sweet of the sugar. If it is still too tart, add a little more sugar. Add salt to taste.


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