Cucumber Salsa

Cool, crisp, and refreshing, this Cucumber Salsa is a must have recipe for summer! Diced cucumbers, savory red onion, sweet bell peppers, and minced garlic tossed in a mouthwatering lime and cilantro dressing. Great for scooping with homemade tortilla chips, or you can add it to your favorite taco recipe!

Pair a side of chips and Cucumber Salsa with our Vegetarian Burrito Bowls or Chicken Fajita Salad for a refreshing appetizer.

Large white ramekin filled with cucumber salsa.

How To Make Cucumber Salsa

  1. Start with the dressing. In a jar or a sealable container, add the lime juice, cilantro, dill, lime zest, and garlic. Shake until thoroughly combined. Set aside.
  2. Now for the salsa. In a large mixing bowl, combine the diced cucumbers, bell pepper, diced red onion, Roma tomatoes, and diced jalapenos. Pour the dressing over the salsa and gently toss to combine.
  3. Add a dash of salt and pepper to taste. Adjust any ingredients or add more seasoning until satisfied.
  4. Refrigerate until ready to serve or enjoy right away!
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Tips and Variations

  • Don’t skip on the deseeding process when it comes to the cucumbers. This can lead to a very watery cucumber salsa. An easy way to deseed them is to cut them in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds with a spoon.
  • The jalapenos are totally optional. If spicy isn’t your thing you can absolutely leave them out. You can use a poblano pepper for a more mild heat. Or to amp up the spice, try a serrano pepper
  • It’s best to use gloves when cutting hot peppers. The oils can burn your skin and be very aware of what you’re handling so you don’t accidentally touch your face.
  • If cilantro isn’t to your taste you can swap it out for parsley.
  • Add diced mango for a mango cucumber salsa or avocado for an avocado cucumber salsa. Don’t forget about peach season! Fresh peaches make an excellent cucumber peach salsa.
Top down view of cucumber salsa and crackers.

Storage

Storage: Cucumber Salsa can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

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Chips and veggie salsa on a plate.

Cucumber Salsa

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Author: Kim
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 8 Servings

Ingredients

Dressing:

  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon dill, fresh, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lime zest
  • 1 garlic clove, minced

Salsa:

  • 2 cucumbers, peeled, seeds removed and diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, small in size, diced (my also use red bell pepper)
  • ½ cup red onion, diced
  • 2 roma tomatoes, seeds removed and diced
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, small in size, seeds removed and diced (optional)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions
 

  • In a jar or sealable container, combine the lime juice, cilantro, dill, lime zest, and garlic. Set aside.
    3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
    1 tablespoon cilantro
    1 tablespoon dill
    1 tablespoon lime zest
    1 garlic clove
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the cucumbers, bell pepper, onion, tomatoes, and jalapeño if using. Pour the dressing over salsa, and toss to combine.
    2 cucumbers
    1 green bell pepper
    ½ cup red onion
    2 roma tomatoes
    1 jalapeño pepper
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
    Salt and pepper
  • Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • See post for storage options.

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Notes

*The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients in the recipe card and a serving size of 1/2 cup of salsa. Actual calories will vary.
 
*For more information, tips, and answers to frequently asked questions, please refer to the post.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.5cupCalories: 168kcalCarbohydrates: 36gProtein: 7gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0.2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.1gSodium: 27mgPotassium: 1511mgFiber: 10gSugar: 19gVitamin A: 1990IUVitamin C: 154mgCalcium: 142mgIron: 2mg

Nutrition Disclaimer

Kim and John Vargo of More Than Meat and Potatoes and its affiliates are not dieticians or nutritionists. Any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If preferred, use your favorite online nutrition calculator to double check the amounts. Calories and other nutritional values can vary based on brand and serving size.

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