This Cucumber Salsa Recipe combines crisp cucumbers, zesty lime, and a hint of jalapeno to create a refreshing masterpiece. This low-carb salsa is keto-friendly, dairy-free and gluten-free.
Introduction to our Cucumber Salsa Recipe
Welcome back, foodies! Today, I have a fantastic recipe to share that will add a burst of flavor to your low-carb and keto-friendly repertoire. Get ready to tantalize your taste buds with our delightful Cucumber Salsa! It’s the perfect combination of crisp cucumbers, zesty lime, and a hint of jalapeno. Let’s dive into this refreshing salsa adventure together!
How to Make Cucumber Salsa
To create this zingy delight, start by dicing two fresh cucumbers into small pieces. Next, finely chop a small red onion, seed and dice two tomatoes, and finely chop a jalapeno pepper (remember to remove the seeds for a milder taste). For an added pop of freshness, chop a quarter cup of fresh cilantro.
In a large bowl, whisk together a tablespoon of lime juice and two tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil. Season the mixture with salt and pepper to taste. Add the diced cucumbers, red onion, tomatoes, jalapeno pepper, and cilantro. Gently toss everything together until well combined and evenly coated.
Let the Flavors Mingle Now, here comes the hard part—waiting! Cover the bowl and let the cucumber salsa chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. This allows the flavors to mingle and intensify, resulting in a salsa that’s bursting with freshness.
Variations of this Low-Carb Salsa
For an extra kick, you can add a pinch of cayenne pepper or a dash of hot sauce to the salsa. Adjust the spice level to your preference!
To add a bit of sweetness, include some low-carb berries or fruits such as blackberries, raspberries, or star fruit.
Are you an avocado lover? If so, add some chunks of avocado.
For those of you who don’t like cilantro, try using a few teaspoons of fresh parsley or dill instead. These herbs (especially the dill) might be overpowering if you use the same amount that I used of cilantro.
Once the flavors have melded together, it’s time to serve this delightful creation! Our Cucumber Salsa pairs perfectly as a refreshing side dish to grilled meats, fish, or even as a topping for tacos or salads. It’s a versatile addition to your culinary arsenal.
For those following a low-carb lifestyle, there are plenty of delicious alternatives to corn chips to enjoy with this salsa. Here are a few low-carb options to consider:
- Veggie Sticks: Slice up some crunchy vegetables like bell peppers, celery, or jicama into sticks and use them as dippers for the cucumber salsa. They provide a satisfying crunch and are low in carbs.
- Cheese Crisps: Make your own cheese crisps by baking small rounds or squares of your favorite cheese until they turn crispy. They’re flavorful, crispy, and perfect for scooping up the cucumber salsa.
- Pork Rinds: Yes, you read it right! Pork rinds are a surprisingly delicious low-carb alternative to corn chips. They provide a satisfying crunch and work well as a vessel for the cucumber salsa.
Feel free to get creative and find your favorite low-carb alternatives to enjoy with this zesty salsa!
Storage and Freezing Tips
If you happen to have any leftovers (which is rare because it’s so delicious!), store the cucumber salsa in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It should stay fresh for up to two days. However, keep in mind that the texture might become softer over time.
As for freezing, unfortunately, cucumbers don’t freeze well due to their high water content. So, it’s best to enjoy this salsa fresh and savor every zesty bite!
Final Words about this Recipe
Get ready to embrace the refreshing flavors of our zesty Cucumber Salsa! This low-carb and keto-friendly recipe is bursting with the crispness of cucumbers, the tanginess of lime, and the perfect touch of heat from the jalapeno. It’s a must-try for anyone seeking a light and flavorful addition to their meals.
Stay tuned for more mouthwatering recipes and culinary inspiration. Until next time, happy salsa-making and enjoy every refreshing scoop of this delightful Cucumber Salsa!
- 2 medium cucumbers diced
- 1 small red onion finely chopped
- 2 small tomatoes seeded and diced
- 1 jalapeno pepper seeded and finely chopped
- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro chopped
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
In a large bowl, whisk together the lime juice and olive oil. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Add the diced cucumbers, red onion, tomatoes, jalapeno pepper, and cilantro. Gently toss everything together until well combined and evenly coated. Taste and adjust the seasoning if needed.
Cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together. Serve the cucumber salsa chilled as a refreshing side dish or dip.
Note: The sodium in this recipe will vary according to how much salt you add.