Crisp Cucumber Salsa Recipe
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Crisp Cucumber Salsa Recipe

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Here's a fantastic way to use cucumbers. You'll love the creamy and crunchy texture and super-fresh flavors. —Charlene Skjerven, Hoolpe, North Dakota
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 2 cups finely chopped seeded peeled cucumber
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped seeded tomato
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • Baked tortilla chip scoops

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup: 16 calories, 1g fat (trace saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 44mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (1g sugars, trace fiber), 1g protein


  1. In a small bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. In another bowl, combine the sour cream, lemon juice, lime juice, cumin and seasoned salt. Pour over cucumber mixture and toss gently to coat. Serve immediately with chips. Yield: 2-1/2 cups.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Originally published as Crisp Cucumber Salsa in Simple & Delicious June/July 2010, p52

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.

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Reviewed May. 31, 2016

"I thought it was okay but probably will not make it again. It needs more pizazz!"

Reviewed May. 30, 2016

"Delicious. I also added chopped black olives. I think it would be great on top of grilled chicken or grilled fish... especially salmon."

Reviewed May. 28, 2016

"This is just fresh, crispy & WONDERFUL... I added a small amount of thinly sliced red bell peppers and before it was on the table is was gone.... Making some more right now.... try it and enjoy...."

Reviewed Oct. 23, 2015

"Different and refreshing!"

Reviewed Sep. 11, 2015

"did not like this for all the work involved"

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