Cucumber Salsa

Cucumber Salsa. Cool, refreshing, delicious.

Cucumber Salsa. Cool, refreshing, delicious.

Here is another fabulous recipe that I have learned from my mother in law. She can whip up anything from an idea, and it tastes wonderful. There is a salad that she serves, often in place of a lettuce salad, or sometimes in addition to a lettuce salad. It’s simply made with cucumber, tomato and onion, and seasoned with lemon juice, olive oil  and salt. It is cool, refreshing and delicious. One day, she had the idea to add avocado to it and serve it alongside corn chips, as a dip. I was soooo good. At dinner, I piled a huge spoonful of it on my plate and that was mainly my dinner. (Don’t worry, I made room for the rest of her yummy food on my plate as well). In the future, I will try to post the cucumber, tomato and onion salad.  Today, I would like to share the ‘salsa’ version.

Cucumber Salsa
A deliciously cool salsa with the addition of cucumber. Spice it up with jalapenos, if desired.
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  1. 1 large cucumber, peeled and diced
  2. 2 large tomatoes, diced (seeds removed, if desired)
  3. 1/4 of a large (or 1/2 of a small) onion, diced
  4. 1 avocado, diced
  5. 1/4 cup (a handful) cilantro, chopped
  6. 1-2 cloves fresh garlic, finely chopped or minced
  7. 1 Tbsp. lemon juice (or lime juice)
  8. 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  9. 1/2 tsp. salt
  10. pepper, to taste
  11. *1 jalapeno, diced (if desired, for heat)
  1. In a medium sized serving bowl, combine diced cucumber, tomato, onion, avocado; chopped cilantro and garlic.
  2. (Add chopped jalapeno, if desired).
  3. Add to the veggies: lemon (or lime) juice, olive oil, salt and pepper. Stir to combine.
  4. Serve with your choice of chips.
Adapted from My Dear Mother in law
Adapted from My Dear Mother in law
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