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Fresh and Crispy Cucumber Salsa Recipe

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This fresh and crispy cucumber salsa recipe combines the fresh, tangy flavor or salsa with the cooling effect of cucumbers. It makes an excellent dipping sauce or topping for your favorite southwestern dishes. 

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What is Cucumber Salsa?

Cucumber salsa, also called tomato cucumber salsa, puts a fun spin on traditional salsas. You get the cooling effect of cucumbers mixed with some of the traditional zest of a tomato based salsa. 

This cucumber salsa recipe makes the perfect companion to your next BBQ, a fun addition to your next taco Tuesday, or just a healthy snack to dip in your favorite crackers, chips, or veggies. 

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🥘Ingredients

To make this cucumber salsa recipe, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • Cucumbers - When you select your cucumbers, look for ones with no bruising or soft spots. 
  • Tomatoes - You can use your preferred variety of tomato for this tomato cucumber salsa.
  • Green bell pepper - If you prefer, you could use another color of bell pepper.
  • Jalapeno pepper - The jalapeno pepper adds heat to the salsa. You can omit to keep it mild or sub in a hotter pepper for even more heat.
  • Red onion - While we like red onion, you could use white onion instead.
  • Minced garlic - You could also use crushed garlic if you prefer.
  • Lime juice - We use freshly squeezed, but you could use bottled juice instead.
  • Cumin powder - This adds a bit of earthy, subtle heat to the cucumber salsa.
  • Cilantro - Cilantro adds a bit of a freshness to the salsa.
  • Dill - We use dried dill for the salsa. 
  • Salt - You can add as much or as little as you like.

How to cut cucumber

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  • Wash and peel the cucumbers. You can use this peeler to make it simple
  • Halve the cucumbers lengthwise and use a spoon to scoop the pulpy centers and seeds
  • Place one of the halves flat side down. Slice into four to six lengths then slice horizontally to create neat, even sized cubes

🔪How to make tomato cucumber salsa

When you want to make this tasty tomato cucumber salsa, here’s what you need to do:

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  • First, wash and peel the cucumbers. 
  • Next, halve the cucumbers lengthwise and use a spoon to scoop out the pulpy centers and seeds. If you leave the seeds in place, the salsa will become watery.
  • Once seeded, place all the ingredients in a bowl and stir to coat evenly. 
  • Finally, cover and refrigerate for 1 hour. 
  • Serve with tortilla chips, your favorite dippers, tacos, burritos, or salad.
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💭Pro tips and tricks

When you make this tomato cucumber salsa, be sure to follow these simple tips and tricks:

  • Make sure to peel the cucumbers first or thoroughly wash the skins off before slicing and dicing.
  • Do not skip taking out the seeds, this will help keep the salsa less watery.
  • For more heat, add in a hotter pepper, or remove the jalapeno for a mild salsa.

❓Frequently Asked Questions

Can you put cucumbers in salsa?

Cucumbers make an excellent base for a salsa. They have a nice cooling effect, which makes it perfect for adding your favorite hot peppers to the salsa or adding the salsa right on top of your favorite tacos, burritos, and salads. cucumber salsa , cucumber pico de gallo

How to can cucumber salsa?

If you want to can the salsa, you will need a jar with a sealing lid. 
When you can, scope the salsa into the jar and then place the lid on top. Once ready, place the jar into a boiling pot of water. The heat will help to seal the can and preserve the freshness of the salsa.

Can you freeze cucumber salsa?

While you technically can freeze it, we find that the veggies tend to turn to mush when frozen and thawed. 
This is a veggie based salsa, and when frozen, the veggies will lose their crispness, which can make it less appetizing.
You can make this a day or two ahead if you like. When you do this, just place it in an airtight container and then place it in the fridge.

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How to make the tomato cucumber salsa spicy

We use a combination of jalapeno and cumin pepper to give the salsa a bit of kick. For added heat, you could add in additional jalapeno and cumin or add in your favorite hot peppers to give it some great heat. 

Of course, if you like a mild salsa, you can remove the jalapeno from the cucumber salsa recipe altogether.

How to serve

When we make this salsa, we love to serve it with our favorite homemade air fryer tortilla chips. Other good choices to dip into your this tomato cucumber salsa include:

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You can also serve this cucumber salsa with your favorite salsa recipes. Some of our favorites include:

Finally, you can serve it as a side or on top of your favorite tacos, burritos, or salads.

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Hello, I am Soniya, the cofounder of The Belly Rules The Mind.  Originally from Mumbai, India, I am settled in Virginia US with my husband.

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Cucumber Salsa Video Recipe

Yield: 4 cups
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This fresh and crispy cucumber salsa recipe combines the fresh, tangy flavor or salsa with the cooling effect of cucumbers. It makes an excellent dipping sauce or topping for your favorite southwestern dishes. 

Ingredients

  • • 2 cucumbers peeled, seeded, and chopped
  • • 2 tomatoes chopped
  • • 1/2 cup green bell pepper chopped
  • • 1 jalapeno pepper seeded and minced
  • • 1/2 red onion chopped
  • • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • • 2 tablespoon lime juice
  • • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • • 2 teaspoon cilantro finely chopped
  • • 1/4 teaspoon dill /dried
  • • salt to taste

Instructions

  1. First, wash and peel the cucumbers. 
  2. Next, halve the cucumbers lengthwise and use a spoon to scoop out the pulpy centers and seeds. If you leave the seeds in place, the salsa will become watery.
  3. Once seeded, place all the ingredients in a bowl and stir to coat evenly. 
  4. Finally, cover and refrigerate for 1 hour. 
  5. Serve with tortilla chips, your favorite dippers, tacos, burritos, or salad.

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