Spicy Cucumber Salad

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Spicy Cucumber Salad

Aleppo chili pepper comes to us from near the Syrian town of Aleppo, which is considered one of the culinary meccas of the Mediterranean. It has a moderate heat level with some fruitiness and mild, cumin-like undertones, with a hint of a vinegar, salty taste. Use it for authentic chili flavor in any Middle Eastern or Mediterranean dish.

Ingredients
1 seedless cucumber, chopped into bite sized pieces
1 orange or yellow bell pepper, chopped
4 TBSP fresh parsley, chopped
1/2 a lemon, juiced
4 TBSP olive oil
2 tsp Aleppo pepper
Salt and Pepper to taste

Directions
Add cucumber, bell pepper and parsley to a bowl, mix.

In a separate bowl combine lemon juice, olive oil and Aleppo pepper. Pour dressing mixture over vegetables and season to taste with salt and pepper. You can make up to 2 hours ahead of time, simply cover and refrigerate until ready to eat.

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