Monday, August 26, 2013

Cucumber Salsa

Normally at this time of year I would feel like I'm up to my eyeballs in tomatoes. Enjoying lots of BLT's for supper, fresh salsa and freezing at least two batches of my favorite spaghetti sauce. Nope, not this year. I'm not exactly sure what happened but my tomato plants just did not seem to produce very well this year. I'm really quite saddened by this.

Instead I've got lots of cucumbers instead and a few small tomatoes. I might not be able to freeze any sauce for winter but I figured I can still enjoy some homemade salsa.

It sure was a nice compromise too. I loved the addition of cucumber to my ordinary salsa.  I love my salsa chunky but you can dice the veggies even smaller or try to pulse it through a food processor. I just might have to make another batch as I'm sure this won't last long in our house, the girls love chips and salsa for an after school snack!

Cucumber Salsa

1 large cucumber, seeded and diced
1-2 tomatoes, diced
1/2 bell pepper, diced
1 small jalapeno, diced finely
diced onion
grated lime peel
salt, to taste
chili powder, to taste (I also love using Pampered Chef's Chili Lime Rub)

In a small bowl combine all veggies and mix together. I gave you estimates but surely feel free to make adjustments. Add in salt, lime and chili powder, tasting as you go and adjusting if needed. Serve immediately with tortilla chips or store in fridge.

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