They’re tiny, they’re adorable, and their downright delicious.
These itty bitty cucumbers are a little bit lemony tasting, and pair perfectly with end-of-season cherry tomatoes and grapes.
Also known as Sanditas or Mexican Sour Gerkins, these little babies are being grown around the US now, and I’ve seen them in well-stocked grocery stores and farmer’s markets on both coasts. Check your local store now, or order seeds for next year here and grow your own!
Serves 6-8 as a side
2 cups cucamelons (aka sanditas), washed, dried & halved
2 cups cherry tomatoes, washed, dried & halved
2 cups red grapes, washed, dried & halved
8 leaves fresh basil, washed, dried & torn
Juice from 1/2 lemon
2 tablespoons olive oil
Pinch sea salt
Combine the cucamelons, tomatoes and grapes in a bowl.
Tear the basil and add to the bowl.
Combine the lemon juice, olive oil and salt in a small bowl. Whisk well.
Pour olive oil mixture over the cucamelons and toss gently. Serve immediately and enjoy the happy sounds of delighted guests.
Inspired by Elise Kornack’s Tomato & Sandita Salad in New York Magazine October, 2013