Tuesday, July 30, 2013

from the garden: cucumber salsa

I love this time of year. I love walking out to my garden and picking ingredients for a recipe. I'm proud to say that the cucumbers, tomatoes, green pepper and jalapeno pepper for this recipe came from our garden. Yay! 

Salsa is the perfect summer food. It's so light and fresh. I could eat it every.single.day.  If you like salsa, you'll love this recipe. It is very crisp (thanks cucumbers). 

Cucumber Salsa

Make 4 cups
 2 medium cucumbers - peeled, seeded, and chopped
 3 medium tomatoes, seeded and chopped
 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
 1 jalapeno pepper,  minced
 1 small red onion, chopped
 1 clove garlic, minced
 2 tablespoons lime juice
 1 teaspoon minced fresh parsley
 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
1/2 teaspoon salt

In a medium bowl, stir together the cucumbers, tomatoes, green pepper, jalapeno pepper, onion, garlic, lime juice, parsley, cilantro and salt. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.

* If you like heat, add more jalapeno
* Not a fan of onions? Try a sweet onion.  
* Take the bite out of the onion by soaking it in water for 10 minutes after you've chopped it. 

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mel @ the larson lingo said...

totally going to make this with the tomatoes & cucs from our garden, yum! thanks for linking up!

Sarah said...

This looks delicious! I've been trying to find a great salsa so I am hoping this will be the winner :)

NewMrsAdventures said...

Sounds so great! Pinning now to try later!