Crisp Cucumber Salsa Recipe

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Crisp Cucumber Salsa Recipe
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Crisp Cucumber Salsa Recipe

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4.5 56 58
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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
MAKES:
10 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:
10 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

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

    Nutritional Facts

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

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    • 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
    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

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    Jilly22 User ID: 7537340 287781
    Reviewed May. 14, 2018

    "Delicious, fresh and light. Perfect for a warm night when you need to bring or serve an appetizer. It was a lot of work to chop all the ingredients."

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    mrscrazyed1 User ID: 6143812 284375
    Reviewed Feb. 27, 2018

    "This was great! Enjoyed it so much as a dip for chips, had the leftover salsa all by itself for lunch the next day."

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    suefalk User ID: 6736080 272772
    Reviewed Sep. 7, 2017

    "Amazing! I added fresh dill in place of Cilantro. This recipe is a keeper!!"

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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! ??"

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    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!"

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    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."

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    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...."

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

    "Different and refreshing!"

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

    "did not like this for all the work involved"

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

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

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