Cool Cucumber Salsa

5 from 4 votes

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This cucumber salsa recipe is a great way to take the heat out of your summer using fresh vegetables from your garden or local farmers’ market.

It is one of our favorite vegetarian recipes. If you’re looking for a homemade salsa recipe, this is it!

Food on a table, with Salsa and Cucumber
Make this fresh salsa using healthy summer produce.

What is This?

We’ve been doing some snacking the last couple of days, here on Platter Talk.

To be a bit more specific, we’ve been snacking around summer, or perhaps it’s more accurate to say that we have been snacking on summer.

A bowl with Salsa and Cucumber
Enjoy a low-carb sensation with this homemade salsa recipe using all the best of summer’s bounty.
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As I put this cucumber salsa recipe together Sunday evening, it dawned on me that in essence, this particular “snack” is comprised of summer in a bowl.

To be more specific – a vegetable garden in a bowl.

A plate of food, with Salsa and Cucumber
Skip the chips and slice up some summer squash for this homemade salsa recipe.

You can probably see from the above photo that when serving this salsa we decided to skip the traditional tortilla chips in lieu of, you guessed it – more vegetables!  Slices of fresh summer squash and cucumber are a great way to enjoy this cucumber salsa, all while keeping your carb intake to a skinny zero.

How to Make This

  • Dice and seed some fresh cucumbers.
  • Do the same to some garden fresh tomatoes.
  • Add a sweet bell pepper.
  • Add some herbs, like cilantro and parsley.
  • Squeeze some fresh lime juice and stir it in with some salt and pepper.
  • Garlic and jalapeño will give it a little heat.
  • Garnish with fresh dill
A bowl of vegetable salad, with Salsa and Cucumber
Try this homemade salsa recipe this summer!

In case there is any doubt, this cool cucumber salsa can be more than just a snack.

This fresh salsa makes for an excellent accompaniment or side note to a host of grilled mains including fish, chicken or pork. Or, just enjoy it as a main dish!

If you’re a fan of summer salsa, be sure and check out our Grilled Corn and Black Bean Salsa.  It’s sure to knock your socks off, or summer flip flops…

The beautiful thing about this summer salsa, besides it’s appearance, taste, and aroma, is that it’s strong enough to stand on it’s own as a fresh and healthy snack.

More Easy Salsa Recipes

Grab a cucumber or two, then a handful of fresh garden friends.   Mix them together n a bowl, give them a little seasoning and a light bath in some fresh lime juice.  You’re going to love what you taste.

Happy snacking, happy summer.   -Dan

Food on a table, with Salsa and Cucumber
It’s the season for fresh homemade salsa. Live. It. Up!

Be sure to check out more of our easy appetizers and snack ideas from Platter Talk!

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Cool Cucumber Salsa

5 from 4 votes
This fresh summer salsa features the tastes and flavors of summer in a bowl!
Prep: 20 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Yield: 12 servings


  • 2-3 medium size cucumbers, seeded and diced
  • 2 medium size tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 small red onion, diced
  • 2 tablespoons each, parsley and cilantro leaves, chopped
  • juice from 1 lime and zest from 1 lime
  • chopped dill weed to taste, about 1 tablespoon
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • In medium bowl, combine all ingredients until thoroughly mixed.
  • Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.


Peel the cucumbers if you prefer. We opted to leave the peels on for added crunch, color, and nutrition. (The peel of cucumbers is loaded with vitamin K and insoluble fiber,) both of which are important components to sound health and wellness.
In lieu of chips, serve this salsa on chopped slices of fresh garden produce such as zucchini or other summer squash, and garden fresh cucumbers.
The salsa makes a great accompaniment to grilled pork, steak, or chicken.


Calories: 16kcal, Carbohydrates: 3g, Protein: 0g, Fat: 0g, Saturated Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Sodium: 196mg, Potassium: 145mg, Fiber: 0g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 385IU, Vitamin C: 13mg, Calcium: 11mg, Iron: 0.2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Appetizer/Snack
Cuisine: Summer
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Updated from original post of August 25, 2014

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Dan & Scott split their time between Wisconsin and Southwest Florida and are dads to six boys. Good food runs through their veins, and they love showing others how to cook easy recipes.

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