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Crisp Cucumber Salsa

Here's a fantastic way to use cucumbers. You'll love the creamy and crunchy texture and super fresh flavors. —Charlene Skjerven, Hoolpe, North Dakota
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    2-1/2 cups


  • 2 cups finely chopped cucumber, peeled and seeded
  • 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 reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • Baked tortilla chip scoops


  • In a small bowl, combine the first 7 ingredients. In another bowl, combine the sour cream, lemon juice, lime juice, cumin and seasoned salt. Pour over cucumber mixture and toss gently to coat. Serve immediately with chips.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • Don't skip seeding the cucumber. Otherwise you may end up with watery salad.
  • To make seeding a breeze, halve cucumbers lengthwise and use a spoon to scoop out the pulpy centers.
  • This is a stellar topping for simple grilled salmon.

  • Editor's Note
    Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
    Nutrition Facts
    1/4 cup: 16 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 44mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 free food.


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    • angelasandoval
      Jun 15, 2020

      We love this on fish tacos!

    • Monica
      Apr 17, 2020

      No comment left

    • grandmascooking22
      Oct 28, 2019

      Really good flavor. I used regular table salt rather than seasoned salt. I cut the cilantro to 1 T. If your family doesn't like cilantro it can easily be left out.

    • Judi
      Aug 25, 2019

      Made this for my girlfriends at the gym and everyone wanted the recipe. So much flavor. for those who said it was bland you need the cilantro and all the other ingredients. It has tons of flavor and tasted like a salsa to me. instead of a jalapeno though i added a less of a spicy pepper from my garden. Also the tomatoes cucumbers and parseley were fresh from the garden too. Making another batch today yummy.

    • Laboca
      Apr 22, 2019

      Delicious ,fresh

    • adamsme47
      Dec 15, 2018

      Boring, made exactly as stated minus cilantro-don't like, very bland. Going to add some dill to see if that helps, won't make again.

    • Jilly22
      May 14, 2018

      Delicious, fresh and light. Perfect for a warm night when you need to bring or serve an appetizer. It was a lot of work to chop all the ingredients.

    • mrscrazyed1
      Feb 27, 2018

      This was great! Enjoyed it so much as a dip for chips, had the leftover salsa all by itself for lunch the next day.

    • suefalk
      Sep 7, 2017

      Amazing! I added fresh dill in place of Cilantro. This recipe is a keeper!!

    • glue82
      Aug 2, 2016

      Our family enjoyed this. Although it is not as exciting as traditional salsa, we think it is a great way to use part of our cucumber excess. I did not have any tomato or cilantro and will make this again when I have all the ingredients! ??