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Fire-and-Ice Salad

 Fire-and-Ice Salad
This recipe gets its unique name from the combination of cool crisp vegetables and the spicy jalapeno and dressing. Folks I serve it to agree this is the best cucumber salad that they've ever tasted.
8-10 ServingsPrep: 30 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 4 medium tomatoes, cut into eighths
  • 1 medium green pepper, julienned
  • 1 small jalapeno, minced
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 3/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons mustard seed
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons celery seed
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons prepared horseradish
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 7 drops hot pepper sauce, optional
  • 2 medium cucumbers, peeled and thinly sliced

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine tomatoes, green pepper, jalapeno and onion;
  • set aside. Combine the next seven ingredients in a saucepan; bring
  • to a boil and boil for 1 minute. Pour over vegetables. Let stand
  • until mixture comes to room temperature. Stir in cucumbers.
  • Refrigerate for 2 hours. Drain before serving. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1/2 cup) equals 57 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 245 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 2 g protein.