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A Cucumber Salsa Recipe for You!

A Cucumber Salsa Recipe for You

This Cucumber Salsa, with a printable PDF for you, is a recipe that I make a lot in the summer around here. It has fabulous flavor, uses all sorts of goodies from the garden, is easily adaptable, and is lovely in hot weather for a tasty, refreshing snack.  It can even be used with a light meal like a plate of nachos or used as bruschetta with some cheese and fruit.

Here is the list of ingredients you will want. And yes, you can adapt it to your taste and what you have coming in from the garden that day. However, I have found this combination with the lime and seasonings particularly delicious.

Finely slice and dice:
  • 1 English type cucumber
  • 1 sweet pepper
  • 3 (0r more) cloves of garlic
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 onion or handful of chives or green onions
  • 4 limes squeezed
  • 1 or 2 chili peppers if desired for some heat
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions:
  • Mix all finely diced ingredients
  • Add in lime juice, salt and pepper
  • Let sit for 20 minutes or more in the fridge for the flavors to mix
  • Get a bag of salsa chips or toast up some baguette slices for bruschetta and dig in!

You can hold your phone to the QR code to go to the PDF to print it. Or you can follow the link here. 

Adaptations to your cucumber salsa you may want to try:
  • Avocado is lovely in this if you have some handy
  • If you don’t like cilantro, try parsley instead
  • You can peel and finely dice some zucchini and add to the mix. Zucchini on its own has very little flavor. Peeled and finely diced it will take on the other flavors of the dish, and no one will ever know it’s in there 😉
  • Garlic lovers, you can add several more cloves to this! Garlic haters, you don’t have to put in garlic at all. Personally, I find this a little boring, but it’s your kitchen, your ingredients.
  • If you wish to make it more Italian inspired rather than Asian inspired, use lemon juice instead of lime juice, and add in some Meditteranian herbs, like a bit of finely chopped oregano and thyme
  • If you love black pepper, for example, you could add in some finely chopped cress, with it’s super ingredients and peppery zing, to add some extra pizzaz to your recipe. If you’ve never grown your own cress, you can learn more about it over on this blog post. 

Let me know what ends up being your favorite combination of ingredients in the comments below!

 

 

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