Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Cucumber Salsa





From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...While I know that many do not care for them, I must admit a fondness for cucumbers. The noisy crunch gets me every time I bite into them, and I love their icy texture. I made a simple grilled fish for dinner tonight and I wanted something to offset it's mildness and lack of texture. I had seen the recipe for this salsa in Bon Appetit magazine and thought this would be a perfect time to give it a test run. I'm glad I did. The salsa is light, refreshing and packed with flavor. I will make it again. I served large scoops of it in lettuce cups, so for my purposes it was a salad rather than a condiment. This is very easy to make and the ingredients are nicely balanced. Both the jalapeño and mint are an integral part of the salsa, so make sure you use them both when you put this dish together. You can use any type of cucumber to make the salsa, but do make sure you scoop away and discard the seeds. If you like cucumbers, you'll find this a pleasant addition to your table. Here's how the salsa is made.

Cucumber Salsa...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite courtesy of Bon Appetit magazine

Ingredients:
2 cups finely diced peeled cucumber
1/2 cup finely diced red onion
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
1 jalapeño (with seeds), finely diced
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions:

Mix first five ingredients in a medium bowl. Stir in lime juice and oil. Season to taste with kosher salt, freshly ground black pepper, and more lime juice, if desired. Yield: 3 cups.











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25 comments:

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger said...

Hello Mary, that looks sweet! You always manage to present your food so nicely
Duncan In Kuantan

anne said...

I guess I'm one of those who love it ! :D I love how refreshing this salsa is ! Simple and easy to prepare as well :) If you could find some palm sugar , try adding some of it to your salsa ! :D

Lenia said...

Easy,yummy and refreshing!What 's more to ask?Kisses!

Salsa Verde said...

Hi Mary,
A very refreshing and delicious suggestion!!
Cheers,
Lia.

Alessandra said...

I like cucumbers too, I will definitely try this one!

Ciao
Alessandra

Kim said...

I really love cucumber. These are crunchy and kind of sweet! Like this salsa!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

I love the light, bright crunch of cucumbers... and jalapenos... and mint. This one sounds like a perfect fit for my taste buds and my waistline. ;) Thank you, Mary. blessings ~ tanna

Jenn said...

I LOVE cucumbers - I could eat a whole one in one sitting with no problem at all. This salsa sounds wonderful.. love the use of mint.

From the Kitchen said...

I like cucumbers in any form and this sounds refreshingly delicious!

Best,
Bonnie

Lynda said...

I've always loved cucumbers, so I can't wait to try your salsa Mary. It looks so cool and refreshing too for these hot summer months.

Jane said...

I love cucumbers! This sounds really good! Have a great day!

Pondside said...

Just reading the list of ingredients made my mouth water - it all sounds so crisp and tasty.

Sarah B. said...

I love cucumber! I'll have to make this next time I make my spicy chicken tacos which will bring the heat down! Thanks!!

Balvinder Ubi said...

I love cucumbers in salad and snack. The salsa looks interesting.

Kavi said...

I love crunchy cucumber salsa!! Another great recipe

Suzie said...

I too have a fondness for cucumbers. This sounds like a terrific addition, love all the ingredients. We must have had the same craving Mary as I blogged about cucumbers today too :)

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

A nice idea to turn cucumbers into a salsa - very fresh!

Erica said...

I love cucumbers,Mary! They are so refreshing and perfect for warm days!

nanny said...

Yum!!! I do love cucumbers! Can't wait to try this one!

Blond Duck said...

I've dipped cucumbers in salsa, but never tried this!

Suzi said...

I am one of those also who love the crunch of a good cucumber. I never thought about making them into a salas but I really like that idea. Refreshing too.

Claudia said...

Yes, this is exactly why I grow cucumbers. Of course I eat all salsas as a salad.

ImSoVintage said...

I absolutely love cucumbers. this sounds perfect for summer. :)

Lubna Karim said...

Simple and refreshing....

France@beyondthepeel said...

I can imagine that this is so refreshing! The cucumber and mint...beautiful Mary.

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