Fresh Cucumber Salsa

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SalsaWe have purchased a share from a local CSA for the past five years (Farmer Dave’s).  For the first year or two, we did the “half” share, but now that everyone is “growing up” we do a full share and I won’t lie–it’s a full time job keeping everything from going bad before we use it!  While I love the concept of farm to table meals and encouraging my kids to eat their veggies–one is WAY better at it than the other–it does take a concerted effort to keep creative when you are looking at 6 cucumbers, 4 giant zucchinis and a giant pile of kale (for example).  So this weekend I concocted some “cucumber salsa” to utilize the tomatoes and cucumbers that we had from last week’s share, along with fresh onions and garlic from the share.  I put one jalapeno in the recipe, but I added two to ours because we like the heat.

This general formula could be used for fresh “tomato only” salsa, or you could mix it up and use melon or peaches in lieu of the cucumber.  Use what you’ve got!  Zain ate it up with chips and Sam and I had it over marinated steak and it was awesome!  Hope you enjoy!

Fresh Cucumber Salsa


  • 2-3 Large cucumbers (peeled and chopped small)
  • 4-5 Tomatoes (chopped small)
  • 1 Small onion (chopped small)
  • 1 Garlic clove (minced)
  • 1/2 cup Chopped cilantro
  • 1 Jalapeno (finely chopped)
  • 1 Lime
  • Sea salt
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon Cumin


Step 1
Combine the chopped cucumber, tomatoes, onion, garlic, jalapeno, and cilantro. Squeeze the lime over it and sprinkle it with the sea salt and cumin to taste. Toss it all together. It's that easy!

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