Spicy Cilantro Cucumber Salsa recipe

Cilantro is a divine herb. Chopped and sprinkled over rice and beans, added to stews or blended into pesto; it’s incredibly versatile, delicious and easy to grow.  Enjoy this Cilantro Cucumber Salsa recipe.

  • 3 regular cucumbers, peeled, seeded and chopped
  • into ¼ inch pieces
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 Tbs. sugar
  • 2 tomatoes, cored and diced into ¼ inch pieces
  • 1/2 white onion finely minced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely minced
  • ½ bunch of cilantro, finely minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 large avocado, chopped roughly the size
  • of the cucumber pieces

Place the cucumber in a large bowl, mix in salt and sugar. Allow to stand for 10-15 minutes; keep any juice that accumulates. Add remaining ingredients, except for the avocado, and gently mix together. Adjust seasonings, salt to taste. Gently fold in avocado and serve immediately.