Thursday, October 25, 2012

Cucumber Salsa

Sometimes I want salsa, but I don't really want tomato salsa. Sure, I could go with green salsa, or even black bean salsa, but every so often, I REALLY want something different. Something salsa-like (as in, I can scoop it up on a chip), but light and almost salad-like too. Something along the lines of Mom's Texas Caviar, but still, um, different

The solution for this craving? Cucumber salsa! It's light and refreshing, but still satisfies that need for a chippable dip. It's incredibly easy to put together, and the flavors come together beautifully - plus, it's a great way to use up little leftover bits of chopped veggies!

Cucumber Salsa
adapted from Paul, Kelsey & Levi

1/4 cup sour cream or crème fraîche
1 1/2 tsp lemon juice
1 1/2 tsp lime juice
1/4 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp seasoning salt
2 cups finely chopped seeded & peeled cucumber 
1/2 cup finely chopped seeded tomato
1/4 finely chopped green bell pepper
1/4 cup minced red onion
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded & minced
1 garlic clove, minced
2 Tbsp minced parsley
2 Tbsp minced cilantro

Whisk the sour cream/creme fraiche, lemon juice, lime juice, cumin and seasoned salt together in a small bowl. 

Combine the cucumber, tomato, bell pepper, onion, jalapeno, garlic, parsley and cilantro. Add the dressing and toss gently to coat. Serve with tortilla or pita chips. 


  1. I'm thinking this would be awesome on fish or shrimp tacos . . .

    1. Good call!! I never thought about that!

    2. this sounds spectacular for fish tacos!!!

  2. Try Mango Salsa: a few mangoes, some chopped red bell pepper, 1 chopped jalapeno, chopped red onion, a little salt, chopped cilantro, and squeeze lime juice all over. (Sorry I don't have amounts. My friend does it to taste or how much it looks, but the ingredients are simple!)