Got a stock of fresh cucumbers piling up? This zesty Cucumber Salsa is a great way to use them up! Loaded with full-on Mexican flavors, I find this recipe very helpful for snacks and brunches!
So, do try this quick and easy salsa with fresh cucumber at home with my recipe. And enjoy it with tortilla chips, nachos, and tacos. Here is how to make it.
One of my favorite cuisines to make at home is Mexican.
I just love how simple they are to make with a bundle of flavors too.
From Nachos, Quesadillas to Burritos, there is nothing that I don’t like when it comes to this cuisine.
There is one dish from the Mexican cuisine that is always included in my house parties or get-togethers and it is Nachos.
I like to serve these Nachos with delicious dips and Salsa on the side.
While dips are great, Salsa is one of those sides that adds a burst of flavors to these Nachos.
Salsa is something that one simply cannot have enough of!
It is good to go any crispy snacks and beats the usual sauces, dips hands on.
Hence, it is an obvious choice to make it for parties, meetups.
But you know what?
The best part is that you can make so many variations of this humble accompaniment.
And therefore I keep experimenting with a different set of ingredients to make Salsa.
The latest one to join my list of Salsa is this super easy and yummy Cucumber Salsa.
This fresh and chunky salsa is evergreen and tastes great with Nachos.
Some more Salsa recipes that are regular at home – Black Bean and Corn Salsa, Mango Salsa, Balsamic Strawberry Salsa, Roasted Fresh Tomato Salsa, Mango Cucumber Salsa, you can make a seasonal salsa of your choice, every season.
About This Recipe
It is a fine mix of farm-fresh Cucumbers, Spices, Tomatoes, Jalapeno, and Onions.
Although tomatoes are constant in any salsa, in this salsa they take a back seat.
Because the highlight of this side is cucumber any day.
Pro Tips by Neha
– Make sure to evenly chop all the veggies. As huge chunks of veggies spoil the salsa completely.
– Use fresh mint, lime juice, salt, pepper, and cilantro as they very much enhance the flavor of the salsa.
– To coat spices and veggies like fresh cucumber, bell peppers nicely, add a little olive oil.
Most importantly, fret not if you do not really like cucumbers.
This salsa doesn’t taste very cucumber-y because the other veggies nicely balance its taste.
But, Cucumber Salsa is very light and fresh than all the other salsa that I have tasted.
And, I am sure you would agree once you make it.
Smother it on tacos, munch it with tortilla or chips, this salsa is worth a shout out.
Read its recipe and try?
You can add other veggies and fruits to this salsa and make a new variation for yourself.
Here are some of the ingredients I like to add for a change to the basic recipe.
You can add Ranch Salad Dressing or Sour Cream to the salsa for a creamy version.
Salsa is best had fresh and the flavors are lost even if you keep it for a day.
I strongly suggest to make your salsa fresh and just refrigerate it for 1-2 hours for the flavors to blend.
Freezing this salsa is a big no for me.
You can serve this salsa just on its own as a salad.
You can serve nachos with it or even top it over grilled salmon, tilapia, or any other fish.
This is a great filling for tacos too.
A bag of tortilla chips and this salsa is my fav though.
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Step by Step Recipe
Add all the ingredients in a bowl.
Cucumber Salsa Recipe
- 200 g Cucumber (Cubed)
- ¼ cup Tomatoes (Cubed)
- ¼ cup Onion (Cubed)
- 2 tbsp Cilantro (Chopped)
- 2 tbsp Mint (Chopped)
- ½ tsp Garlic (Minced)
- 1 tsp Jalapeno (Finely Chopped)
- 2 tbsp Lemon Juice
- Salt to taste
- ½ tsp Freshly Cracked Black pepper
- 1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Add all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
- Refrigerate the salsa for 1-2 hours.
- Serve with chips or nachos.