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Crisp Cucumber Salsa Recipe

Crisp Cucumber Salsa Recipe

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. YIELD:10 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup: 16 calories, 1g fat (0g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 44mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0g fiber), 1g protein .

Reviews for Crisp Cucumber Salsa

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glue82
Reviewed Aug. 2, 2016

"Our family enjoyed this. Although it is not as exciting as traditional salsa, we think it is a great way to use part of our cucumber excess. I did not have any tomato or cilantro and will make this again when I have all the ingredients! ??"

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newgrandma
Reviewed May. 31, 2016

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

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kkmichaelson
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."

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melel1717
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...."

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katie2375
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2015

"Different and refreshing!"

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cherylmuellner
Reviewed Sep. 11, 2015

"did not like this for all the work involved"

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kckamargo63
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2015

"I loved this salsa! So fresh and crisp!"

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Kilyena
Reviewed Aug. 13, 2015

"I made this salsa. I increased the red onion and added 2 small cubed avocado's and doubled the sour cream/lime mixture. It was gobbled up in no time. I served it as a side with Spicy Garlic Lime chicken. It is definitely something I will be making often. My family raved about it. Thank you Charlene for a wonderful recipe!"

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Accent2010
Reviewed Jul. 16, 2015

"I made this salsa and it is soo good and adds a fresh cool hot yet spicy flavor to tacos, tostadas, sopes, and even over eggs and ham. I love it and so does all my family."

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rwippel
Reviewed Jul. 15, 2015

"I wasn't too impressed with this recipe. I thought it would be fun to change things up with this "salsa" but it didn't cut it for me :("

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ipperwash67
Reviewed Jun. 30, 2015

"Absolutely fantastic!!!!!"

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janetlutter
Reviewed Jun. 29, 2015

"I put this over chicken and it was delicious and healthy! My kids don't like spicy so I put a chile pepper instead of jalapeno. I think it would be great both ways."

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gcalabrese
Reviewed Jun. 16, 2015

"Great salsa. Refreshing. Was very nicely paired with a Hendrick's Gin Martini!"

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Nessa.03
Reviewed Jun. 7, 2015

"Best salsa I've ever had. I make it all the time and everybody comments on how great it is. The kids even love it. I like that it's not the traditional tomatoe salsa."

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JeanneGail
Reviewed Sep. 9, 2014

"I love this salsa. But does anyone know if this can be canned?"

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Jaimesmom
Reviewed Jun. 30, 2014

"Love it! Will make it again! I only use cilantro and lime juice."

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katecrid47
Reviewed Jun. 3, 2014

"I love this recipe! It's lite and easy. We also use soft tacos and use it as a little wrap. Yummy! I make it all Summer long."

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antiem1947
Reviewed May. 25, 2014

"Yumm-o n quick and easy ."

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Moonchach
Reviewed May. 21, 2014

"Yummy and refreshing. Will make again for sure. You could leave out the sour cream if desired, I used kosher salt, and increased the cilantro cause I love it."

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karen8666
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2013

"I used regular sour cream instead of low fat. This was wonderful. Cool. Crisp, Tasty."

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seasons4
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2013

"I've made this recipe twice, and I can't stop eating it! Received many compliments from our guests."

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gpdp9207
Reviewed Sep. 12, 2013

"I tried this last night with the veggies from my garden. I added some banana peppers and a few shakes of Mrs Dash tomato, basil, garlic season. I will make this again. Thank you, Danette"

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leesybasigs
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2013

"Ingredients only cost me about $12.00 and I have enough to make 2 more batches! This is absolutely delicious with a perfect amount of zestiness and bountiful amounts of flavor... Lots of chopping but WELL worth it!!!"

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Stampincat
Reviewed Aug. 28, 2013

"This year I have an abundance of cucumbers and this recipe is a great change to my usual marinated cucumber salad. I was fantastic. I made it a second time and realized I didn't have a jalapeno pepper, it was still good, but missed that little added taste. Will make it over and over!"

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KristineChayes
Reviewed Aug. 28, 2013

"I picked 32 cucumbers from my garden this morning, along with several jalapeños and red onions, then turned to Taste of Home to find a recipe to use them in and there it was - Crisp Cucumber Salsa. I made twice the recipe. I didn't have lime juice, so I doubled the lemon juice and added several packets of crystallized lime and it worked out very well. I also used a good quality Greek yogurt in place of the sour cream. Delicious! I will definitely be making this salsa again and look forward to sharing it with family and friends!"

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valanddansmith
Reviewed Jul. 10, 2013

"This was very good and very refreshing! Added the seasoning salt as directed, although it didn't really seem to fit with the rest of the ingredients. Not really sure exactly what it contributed to the dish, but I loved the salsa overall. Can't wait to finish the leftovers at lunch!"

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cheriy
Reviewed Jun. 29, 2013

"This is an awesome way to use the multitude of cucumbers. It is an awesome recipe! Couldn't stop eating it. I added more cilantro and more more jalopeno plus threw in some dry ranch mix. Yummmmmmy!"

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mreilly615
Reviewed May. 30, 2012

"Really good and fresh. Had this with the garden tuna pita sandwiches. Will make this again."

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mycalicat
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2011

"Light and fresh. When I served it at a party, there was nothing left. On my Do Again list."

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justmbeth
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2011

"This was a very good alternative to tomato based salsa. I added some hot sauce to add a bit of heat to it."

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carrie carney
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2011

"very good. Would definitely make this again. I served with pita chips instead of tortilla chips."

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sam28
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2011

"Love this recipe! Such an awesome combo of cool summer veggies with hot and spicy salsa ingredients. I regularly make salsa so I like it spicy! :) I added an extra jalapeno and garlic and substituted cayenne for the cumin cuz I don't like the flavor of cumin. It was a HUGE hit with all who tried. Definetly recommend"

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koco75
Reviewed Aug. 2, 2011

"It was so delish! Everyone wanted the recipe. I have made over and over again. Perfect!"

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SwimCathy
Reviewed Jul. 11, 2011

"I made this for my parents and it was a big hit. I mixed all except the sour cream and ate it with chips. Then I drained it very well and added sour cream to a portion of the cucumber mixture. It was a big hit both ways. I added more onion, garlic, and salt for a little more kick in flavor."

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JCV4
Reviewed Jul. 6, 2011

"This was a different twist on traditional salsa and went over well with the crowd I made it for. Very refreshing and was great with the scoop chips!"

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angelasandoval
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2011

"Could not imagine eating this with chips like a salsa, but it was an excellent topping for fish tacos! The only thing I changed was to add a little extra cilantro (about 2 T total)."

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Foodisyum
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2011

"This is a decent recipe, but I'm not a fan of how green the cilantro made it taste. I added some pepper sauce, and would add a little more red onion. It's good, but I wouldn't say it's fantastic."

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obsessedwithfood
Reviewed Jun. 19, 2011

"After reading all the reviews, I was expecting to be "wowwed". But, unfortunately, I wasn't. It was good but I must be more of a traditional tomato salsa kind of girl. I'm glad I only made half of a batch. My family wrinkled their noses and wouldn't even try it."

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carolyn5683
Reviewed Jun. 18, 2011

"Love cucumbers. So this was a really twist on salsa."

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bassoonmom
Reviewed Jun. 18, 2011

"sooo good and refreshing!! A keeper recipe!"

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FREIBERG93
Reviewed Jun. 18, 2011

"Very easy to make! It was very cool and refreshing on a hot summer day! My 5 year old even loved it and wanted to have it for dinner!"

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Mrsproxima
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2011

"It served as a refreshing side for our dinner last night. My husband and I both enjoyed it. The flavor was very fresh and cool tasting."

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vieux
Reviewed Jun. 15, 2011

"I would also strongly recommend this for fish tacos"

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vieux
Reviewed Jun. 15, 2011

"Excellent!!! I added diced avocado and used it as an alternative filling for tacos with grilled steal. Definitely a keeper and will make it again"

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aclobb
Reviewed Sep. 20, 2010

"This recipe is great!!"

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Jessica2783
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2010

"This is delicious! My one & only complaint about the recipe is that "the garlic is overkill"- she found it to be too garlic-y."

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postess1
Reviewed Jul. 25, 2010

"My husband loves this recipe and I've made it twice already. It's a great way to use up the cucumbers from the garden that seem to be growing overnight. Can't wait to make it for the next picnic."

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lenfinger
Reviewed Jul. 23, 2010

"Just made this tonight...I love the sour cream, which you don't see in a traditional salsa. But my husband and I both love sour cream, so I knew this would be a winner! It is, definitely."

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robinlaz
Reviewed Jul. 14, 2010

"It was the hit of the party - so fresh and delightful for the summer!"

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ttm524
Reviewed Jul. 12, 2010

"This was such a delicious and excellent appetizer for our summer dinner party. I got asked for the recipe and it was completely gone by the end of the night. Great with pita chips!"

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p64pgr1
Reviewed Jul. 10, 2010

"I've already made this twice with rave revues. My picky teenaged nieces gobbled it up. It was great instead of dressing on a mixed-green salad. I used a little more cilantro and a bigger pepper the second time. Yum"

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Motorhomegal
Reviewed Jun. 7, 2010

" This sound interesting....anyone with a subscription care to share, please ?  TIA
"

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mommakreegs
Reviewed Jun. 7, 2010

"I thought it was just missing a little something so I just added a tbsp on italian dressing...it was absolutely delicious! I would recommend making a double batch thought cause the effort I put into it, I ate almost half of it right after making it!"

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Wine Pairings

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.