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 cucumber, peeled and seeded
  • 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 (0 saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 44mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 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.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • Don't skip seeding the cucumber. If you do, you may end up with watery salad.
  • To make seeding a breeze, halve cucumbers lengthwise and use a spoon to scoop out the pulpy centers.
  • This is a stellar topping for simple grilled salmon.
  • 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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    glue82 User ID: 1147360 252130
    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! ??"

    newgrandma User ID: 1077052 248858
    Reviewed May. 31, 2016

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

    kkmichaelson User ID: 4570463 248837
    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."

    melel1717 User ID: 8768688 248724
    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...."

    katie2375 User ID: 7932133 235473
    Reviewed Oct. 23, 2015

    "Different and refreshing!"

    cherylmuellner User ID: 1012411 232689
    Reviewed Sep. 11, 2015

    "did not like this for all the work involved"

    kckamargo63 User ID: 7981779 232070
    Reviewed Aug. 31, 2015

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

    Kilyena User ID: 6143949 231178
    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!"

    Accent2010 User ID: 8317019 229639
    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."

    rwippel User ID: 4262008 229599
    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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