Crisp Cucumber Salsa

Crisp Cucumber Salsa
Crisp Cucumber Salsa

I’ve got a great healthy recipe for you today! This crisp cucumber salsa is a perfect recipe for summer. It’s light and fresh, but even more importantly, it’s delicious!

I made this as a snack for Mike and I one afternoon, and we finished the whole recipe in one day. I was proud of our healthy snack and told Mike we had probably eaten a full serving of vegetables. Of course he had to go and burst my bubble by reminding me how many tortilla chips we had eaten. 🙂

Just to warn you – this salsa is somewhat addicting. It’s such a nice alternative to traditional tomato salsa – perfect for warm weather because it tastes so nice and fresh. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

Crisp Cucumber Salsa

Looking for more summer treats?  Check out this fruit salsa dish or this strawberry ramen salad.

I’ve also put together some ideas for easy ways to sneak more vegetables into your diet.  Would love to hear about your secrets for eating your vegetables!

Crisp Cucumber Salsa

Yield: Makes 2 1/2 cups


  • 2 cups finely chopped seeded peeled cucumber
  • 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 sour cream
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • Tortilla chips, for serving


  1. In a medium sized bowl, combine the cucumber, tomato, onion, parsley, jalapeno, cilantro and garlic.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the sour cream, lemon juice, lime juice, cumin and seasoned salt. Pour over cucumber mixture and toss gently to coat.
  3. Serve immediately with chips.
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  1. This looks REALLY good – wish I’d seen this BEFORE I went to Meijer LOL. But I’ll definitely be giving this one a try (may even run back to the store TODAY to pick up the handful of things I don’t have in the house). Thanks. 🙂 And was nice to chat with ya last week.

  2. I must make this! I have tons of cucumbers growing in my garden !

  3. Wow, this looks FRESH! I can’t wait to make this, it looks perfect 🙂

  4. This is terrific! We have made it twice this week! Helps to not let the cucumbers go to waste.

  5. Delicious!

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  7. I love that chip bowl! Where did you get it?

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  9. I wonder if you could substitute plain Greek yogurt for the sour cream

  10. I use a small container of plain greek yogurt instead of sour cream…delicious!

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  15. I’m interested in canning cucumber salsa.
    Do you have any suggestions for recipes for that?? Thanks in advance for any help!

  16. Hi Keith
    I am actually going to try canning this recipe myself. I am just going to omit the sour cream and then add it when I open a jar. It has lemon & lime juice which is a good preserver so I am thinking it might work!!

  17. Interested to know if canning the salsa worked out.

  18. I will also try with a.c. vinegar (3 T.) in place of the lemon and lime juices. I also do this with one of my salsa recipes
    and it disappears really fast.
    Great recipe as originally posted! I just always like to experiment with variations of an already great recipe.
    Thank you SO much for sharing this recipe.

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