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Tomato Mirliton Relish

  • Yield: 1 2/3 cups


  • 1 medium mirliton or 1 large cucumber
  • 1/4 cup peeled, seeded and diced Italian plum tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onions
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh dill
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 8 turns freshly ground black pepper


  • Drop the mirliton in boiling water and simmer until tender, for about 35 to 45 minutes; then peel, seed, and dice. (If using cucumber, simmer until fork-tender, for about 20 minutes, then peel, cut in half vertically, remove the seeds, and dice.)
  • In a bowl, combine all of the ingredients and blend thoroughly.