Dinner Sides

Zesty Cucumber Salsa

Cucumber Salsa with lime and cilantro is a refreshing side dish, perfect for eating as a snack with tortilla chips, on top of tacos, chimichangas, enchiladas and so much more! This Zesty cucumber salsa recipe is without garlic but if you wish you can add crushed garlic or garlic powder as well. This salsa is especially delicious when you use fresh veggies and tomatoes in the summer months!

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Fresh and zesty cucumber salsa

Zesty cucumber salsa

This cucumber salsa is a fresh and zesty dish that is refreshing as a snack with tortilla chips or as a topping for burritos and more!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4


  • 2/3 cup diced onions
  • 2 cups diced fresh tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 cups chunked cucumber *see note
  • 1 large jalapeno pepper (can be added to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon diced fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • Prepare onions, tomato, cucumber and jalapeno to preference (diced or cubed) and place in a small-medium sized mixing bowl.
  • Finely dice the cilantro and add to the vegetables in the bowl, then halve the lime and squeeze the juice of the whole lime onto the cucumber salsa.
  • Gently combine the veggies and lime juice, then add salt to taste. Serve while fresh and drain excess tomato juice if needed.


If making a salsa to enjoy with tortilla chips you may wish to finely dice all the veggies. 
Photos and notes below. 
Keyword Cumber salsa, fresh, easy, tortilla chips
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I like to eat this salsa with tortilla chips or even plain as a dinner side! Try serving it with chicken chimichangas or crockpot taco casserole!

Gather ingredients then dice and/or cube the veggies.

Being able to walk outside and pick fresh tomatoes and peppers is one of my favorite things about the summer months and also makes the best tasting salsa, knowing that the veggies (some of them) where hand picked and completely organic! If you do not have access to a summer garden you can also check your local farmers market for the freshest ingredients for this salsa.

Add diced cilantro and salt.

If using this salsa as a snack with tortillas, you may wish to dice the veggies instead of cubing them.

Slice the lime and squeeze the juice onto the cucumber salsa.


Fresh lemon juice can also be used in this recipe. My preference for flavor is lime, but I have been known to use whatever I have on hand and lemon juice definitely works in a pinch!

Combine and enjoy!

I do recommend serving this cucumber salsa fresh for the best flavor and for the sake of crisp veggies, however, the salsa can be refrigerated for several hours without turning mushy.

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