Spicy Cucumber Salsa


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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Comments (15)

  1. Posted May 31, 2017

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

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  2. Posted May 31, 2017

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

  3. Karly says
    Posted May 31, 2017

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

  4. Alyssa says
    Posted May 31, 2017

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

  5. Shari McKenzie says
    Posted May 31, 2017

    This would be really good on fish tacos!

    • Rebecca says
      Posted May 31, 2017

      That’s a fantastic idea!!

  6. Angela says
    Posted May 31, 2017

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

    Blush & Pearls by Angela

  7. Tori says
    Posted May 31, 2017

    That sounds absolutely delicious and so healthy!

  8. Julia Joseph says
    Posted May 31, 2017

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

  9. Posted May 31, 2017

    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


  10. Christine says
    Posted May 31, 2017

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

  11. Glenda says
    Posted June 1, 2017

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

  12. Sydney says
    Posted June 3, 2017

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

  13. Posted June 5, 2017

    This looks delicious! Have to try it sometime!

    x Annabelle

  14. Mayzee says
    Posted July 26, 2020

    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.