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Lime Cucumber Salsa Recipe

Lime Cucumber Salsa Recipe

This unique salsa tastes terrific with chicken and fish, on top of baked potatoes or eaten as a dip with tortilla chips.—Marcia Kwiecinski, Corregidor, Philippines
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling YIELD:13 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 large cucumber, seeded and diced
  • 1 to 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, finely chopped
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon grated lime peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving. 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

3 tablespoons (prepared without salt) equals 25 calories, 1 mg sodium, 0 cholesterol, 1 gm carbohydrate, 2 gm protein, 2 gm fat. Diabetic Exchange: 1/2 fat.

Wine Pairings

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.