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6Dec, 23
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Sweet & Spicy Fresh Cucumber Salsa

🥒Crisp fresh-tasting cucumber salsa for snacking or slathering on fish, chicken, or shrimp tacos for a tangy new spin!

Many were asking about the green cucumber salsa that was featured in our tortilla chip video the other day.

So, we quickly filmed a recipe video for you because this salsa is so fast and TASTY to make, and is great to enjoy year-round thanks to those greenhouse-grown English cucumbers that are now widely available.

Sweet & Spicy Fresh Cucumber Salsa is creative, simple, unexpected, and completely DELICIOUS on top of fish or chicken but also fantastic as a quick snack or addition to your BBQ or holiday buffet.

🌶 I LOVE spicy foods so I usually add several jalapeños, but you can add less jalapeño to keep things more on the mild side if you want.

Did you know that a lot of the heat from peppers is actually found in the seeds? So if you remove the jalapeño peppers seeds then you’ll tame down the heat a good bit, leaving the flavor.

🔪Do you like chopping veggies?

I’ve found it to be very relaxing for me. Chopping veggies forces me to slow down, calm down, and be present.

It’s incredibly soothing after a busy day and the finished result always makes me feel a great sense of accomplishment because my family will be eating all of these beautifully prepared fresh vegetables.

🍋 ALWAYS use freshly-squeezed lime juice from an actual fresh lime. Bottled lime juice from the store will give your salsa a strange metallic or overly acidic taste.

Want to get the most juice possible from each of your fresh limes? Of course, we do!

Here’s a quick trick:

On your counter or a cutting board, press and roll the lime back and forth very firmly with your hands.
The rolling loosens and breaks down some of the citrus membranes and makes the outside a little more pliable.

This makes it easier to squeeze which also means you’ll likely get more juice from your squeeze.
Let me know how this works for you!

6 servings


  • 2 large English cucumbers, finely diced

  • 1 medium red onion, finely diced

  • 2 large Granny Smith apples, finely diced

  • 2 fresh limes, juiced

  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro, finely chopped

  • 1-2 jalapeño peppers, finely chopped

  • 1 Tbsp raw honey or pure maple syrup

  • sea salt and ground pepper, to taste


Finely dice the cucumbers, red onion, and apples then place them into a large bowl.

Quickly drizzle your freshly squeezed lime juice over the apples to prevent them from browning.

Add the cilantro leaves, jalapeno, and honey.

Season lightly with sea salt and pepper and toss well to combine.

Taste test, then adjust ingredients as desired.

Serve with corn chips, smothered over chicken, fish, shrimp, or over tacos, and enjoy!


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