Spicy Cucumber Salsa

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My friend Rebecca makes this MEAN cucumber salsa and I finally remembered to ask her for the recipe. She told me the ingredients, and a rough measurement of what she uses, but admitted she just adjusts everything to taste.

I typically do better following an exact recipe, but I was up to the challenge to try to duplicate her cucumber salsa!

Spicy Cucumber Salsa

3 whole cucumbers, chopped

2 jalapeños, chopped small

1/2 red onion, chopped

1/4 cup packed cilantro, roughly chopped

a squeeze of 1/2 of a lime

1 tbsp olive oil

salt to taste

Stir cucumber, jalapeños, red onion and cilantro together. Add olive oil and lime juice. Stir and let sit for 2 minutes. Taste, add salt, and adjust other ingredients as necessary.

I love a lot of cilantro so the more the merrier in my opinion. And I actually have some growing in a pot on my deck!

I’d highly recommend pairing this yummy salsa with a Margarita, as that is my absolute favorite drink in the summertime, but you do you.

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Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog says · 05.31.17

Can’t wait to try this recipe. Cucumbers are so refreshing for summer! Love that it’s spicy as well!

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Juliette | Namastay Traveling says · 05.31.17

Never thought to use cucumber in salsa! This looks delicious, and uses my favorite vegetable!

Karly says · 05.31.17

I don’t eat jalapeno’s or red onions but I would love to make this for guest!! 🙂

Alyssa says · 05.31.17

This looks delicious. I admit although I love salsa, I’m not the biggest fan of chunky tomatoes. This is the perfect alternative!

Shari McKenzie says · 05.31.17

This would be really good on fish tacos!

Rebecca says · 05.31.17

That’s a fantastic idea!!

Angela says · 05.31.17

Love the idea of pairing this with a margherita! This salsa is giving me cravings!

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Tori says · 05.31.17

That sounds absolutely delicious and so healthy!

Julia Joseph says · 05.31.17

Such a fresh summer alternative to regular salsa! Also, I need that bowl in my collection!

Kay Nguyen says · 05.31.17

This looks amazing but I’m not really an onion fan, can I substitute with something else? I think adding crushed nuts would be great btw <3


Christine says · 05.31.17

Hi Kate. Did you use the whole jalapeño,seeds included? Thank you for sharing this recipe

Glenda says · 06.01.17

This was fabulous! Thank you for sharing- my 3yr old daughter loved it too:) yum! I posted it on my IG (chavelita25)!

Sydney says · 06.03.17

Omg this looks so good!! I seriously cannot wait to try.

Annabelle says · 06.05.17

This looks delicious! Have to try it sometime!

x Annabelle

Mayzee says · 07.26.20

Loved this recipe! I forgot red onion on my grocery pickup order, so used a white onion instead. Seeded the jalapeños and I’m telling you what, it’s incredible! I did miss the color from the red onion, though, so definitely going to make sure I have that for next time. Also, I don’t usually go for foods that are too spicy. This recipe had just enough kick to it, but not so much that you miss any flavor.