Adapted from a recipe I collected while living in Tucson, Arizona, this Cucumber Salsa has a light & fresh crunch from cucumbers with a bold spicy flavor from jalapeños. It’s the kind of salsa you will want to drink from the bowl it’s so yummy!
Cucumbers are running wild in my garden this year and I can only eat so many spiralized cucumber noodle salads.
It’s been years since I’ve made this Cucumber Salsa and thanks to inspiration from my garden I get to share the recipe with you!
Cucumber are not the first thing that comes to mind when making salsa. I admit I had never thought of it until my friend served up this delicious summer salsa.
STEP 1: Mix seasoning ingredients in a small bowl.
These are the magic ingredients that give this salsa an edge.
STEP 2: Crush tomatoes.
After removing the pulp and seeds, crush the tomatoes with your hands into a chunky salsa texture. Dicing any large pieces that remain.
STEP 3: Combine with cucumbers, peppers, onions and cilantro.
Add the rest of the ingredients to the crushed tomatoes.
STEP 4: Mix in seasonings + enjoy!
Mix in the seasonings + refrigerate until ready to use. This salsa tastes even better the second day!
TIP | Since cucumbers store quite a bit of water, this salsa is quite juicy. However, the juice is so delicious it’s slurp-worthy! That said, it’s best served with big sturdy chips like scoops. They work like little spoons to gather up all that yummy salsa juice.
Grab a bag of your favorite dipping chips and enjoy summer salsas at their peak!
A summer salsa with cucumbers as the star - giving this salsa a cool and fresh twist plus bold spicy flavors from jalapeños.
- 2 Tbs tomato paste
- 1 Tbs apple cider vinegar
- 1 tsp sriracha
- 1 tsp worcestershire sauce
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 cups chopped cucumbers (about 2 medium cucs) peeled + seeded (scrape insides out with a spoon), then diced
- 2-3 large tomatoes
- 4-5 green onions, chopped (green part only)
- 1 cup banana peppers, chopped
- 1-2 jalapeño peppers (use the seeds if you want extra spice)
- 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
Mix the seasoning ingredients in a small bowl. Set aside.
Remove the tops of the tomatoes. Squeeze our seeds and pulp and discard it.
Over a large bowl, crush the tomatoes with your hands to produce a chunky salsa. Dice any large chunks.
Add diced cucumbers, green onion, peppers and cilantro to the tomatoes.
Add the seasonings. Combine + enjoy!
This is a really juicy salsa since the cucumbers release liquid. Feel free to drain some liquid out, but you'll miss out on the delicious juice which is so good you might want to drink it straight.
**Next week I’ll be sharing some new adventures from my trip to Austin, TX where I’m sure to find plenty of salsa while enjoying this foodie paradise!
Stay tuned for the next edition of Traveling & Eating!