Cucumber Salsa

June 20th, 2006 by Potato


1 cucumber (peeled, seeded, and chopped into small cubes)
1 tomato (chopped into small cubes)
2 tbsp finely chopped red onion (should be <1/2 the size of the cucumber)
2 tbsp lemon, lime, or grapefruit juice
2 tsp olive oil
1/2 tsp finely chopped parsley
1/2 tsp finely chopped cilantro
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp ground cayenne pepper


1. Chop and mix, that’s all there is to it!


This cucumber salsa was just about the only new food I really liked on my trip to Cancun. This is my first attempt at reproducing it. I’m not quite there, but this is nonetheless a very passable attempt. Goes great with yellow corn nachos, especially ones that are just lightly salted. Add sweet red, orange, or yellow peppers for more colour.

Homemade cucumber salsa

2 Responses to “Cucumber Salsa”

  1. Wayfare Says:

    I’m not so sure about any recipe where I have to remove the seeds from a cucumber.

  2. Potato Says:

    Why’s that? Just cut it down the middle into 4 strips, then cut the strips at an angle to get rid of the seeds (or in the case of my seedless cucumber, the gooey centre where the mal-formed seeds would be).