Wednesday, June 16, 2010

crisp cucumber salsa

I have a subscription to Simple and Delicious magazine, and every issue it seems like there are tons of recipes I want to try. Usually I end up just cutting them out and adding them to my binder, but when I saw this one, I knew I wanted to make it asap. It was soooo good! Paul even liked it! I made it yesterday and we've already devoured it. I can't wait until I can make it again using my own vegetables and herbs from my garden! YUM!

Crisp Cucumber Salsa
Yield 2-1/2 cups

2 cups finely chopped seeded peeled cucumber
1/2 cup finely chopped seeded tomato
1/4 cup chopped red onion
2 Tbsp minced fresh parsley
1 jalepeno pepper, seeded and chopped
4-1/2 tsp minced fresh cilantro
1 garlic clove, minced or pressed
1/4 c reduced-fat sour cream
1-1/2 tsp lemon juice
1-1/2 tsp lime juice
1/4 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp seasoned salt
Tortilla chips

In a small bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. In another bowl, combine the sour cream, lemon juice, lime juice, cumin and seasoned salt. Pour over cucumber mixture and toss gently to coat. Serve immediately with chips.

1/4 cup (w/out chips) equals 16 calories
Recipe from Simple and Delicious magazine

41 comments:

  1. this is DELISH! I think I will reduce sour cream from 1/4 cup to three tablespoons simply because the sour cream gets watery anyways. I am on weight watchers and for the entire 2 1/2 cups it's only 4 points. Tried it on chips and alone. SO YUMMY!

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    1. Or substitute sour cream completely with Greek yogurt, that's what I did!

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    2. I just started WW recently - Is the sour cream the only item with points since it appears that all the other vegetable items are 0 points plus?

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    3. You'd have to put it all into the recipe builder to know for sure. Even when a recipe is almost exclusively veggies, it usually ends up being about one point. If you use fat free sour cream, it knocks off at least a point. WW is epic :)

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  2. This looks so yummy! I have been looking for a recipe like this for all the cucumbers we get out of our garden this time of year.

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  3. I wonder if there is a vegan sour cream out there which I could use as a substitute... hmmm.... looks delicious!

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    1. yes. there is. tofutti makes one. or you could use a recipe for cashew sour cream.
      http://www.food.com/recipe/cashew-sour-cream-non-dairy-sour-cream-alternative-substitute-204512

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  4. Sounds amazing! I can't wait to make it for our work pot luck,it will be perfect.

    Shelah
    Blaine, MN

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  5. Wonder how it would taste with some greek yogurt instead - so fresh, I love it! Can't wait to try it!

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    1. Did you try it with greek yogurt? How was it? I was thinking of trying the same thing.

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  6. Great recipe!!! Love the crunchiness of the cucumbers. I was going to make with the sour cream but then I decided against it because of all the fresh ingredients I didn't see the need to add it. Left out the lemon, added it once to a salsa and didn't care for the taste, and I love lemons. I have made this 2 times this week already.l

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  7. It says to serve immediately - would this one be okay to sit in the fridge for several hours prior to serving?

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  8. Found you via Pinterest and this looks amazing!
    Can't wait to try it out!

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  9. @ The Webber's .. I think it would be fine in the fridge for awhile! Just after a couple days it would probably get a little watery.

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  10. This looks amazing. Thanks so much for sharing it.

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  11. I'm thinking I'll salt the cucumbers first to draw the excess water out then proceed with the recipe. It looks fantastic. Thanks for sharing!

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  12. So, I really hate cucumbers. Anything else you would suggest to substitute them with?

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    1. i haven't made this, but a good crunch substitute could be jicama.

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  13. The moment I saw this I jumped up and made it immediately, and it is AMAZING!!! Only variation is I used greek yogurt instead of sour cream. Will be making this over and over.

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  14. I have an aversion to raw onions -- think it would be okay with garlic??

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  15. I'm going to try this with a little feta cheese added! Thank you..it looks yummy :)

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  16. This looks awesome. I hate raw tomatoes so non-tomato salsa sounds wonderful!

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  17. Looks wonderful.... instead of the reduced sour cream, I am going to use 0% fat Greek Yogurt. That will reduce calories and weight watchers points even more!!!!!

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  18. This is wonderful !! I made 1/2 with no jalpeno's for my daughter
    and I had it with... sooo good

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  19. Looks great!!! I think I may need to try this next time I have to bring an appetizer!

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  20. Loved this, could eat the whole bowl! Thanks for sharing.

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  21. It's a great picture and I am inspired to make the salsa next summer when the garden is full of tomatos, cilantro, and parsley (and my neighbor's have extra cukes)!

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  22. I used Greek Yogurt in place of the sour cream. Still VERY yummy!!! Great recipe!

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  23. I just made this tonight (subbed greek yogurt) and my friends destroyed it. Even the boyfriend. Thank you and I will be making this a lot this summer!

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  24. I just made this with Tofutti sour cream last night! It's delicious! And I was too lazy to take the seeds out of the cucumber and tomatoes, but it worked out just fine. :)

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  25. I just made this and I was also too lazy to remove the seeds. I don't mind eating seeds :) I also didn't use sour cream. I don't have any chips, but will try mine on crackers. It was a good, spicy, low calorie treat! Thanks!

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  26. I just made this and it was absolutely delicious! I wish it didn't get so watery if you let it sit, however, it's so good that you ust want to eat it right away!

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  27. I added a can of drained and rinsed black beans and an avocado, and it became a delish vegetarian summer meal! Ate it with tortilla triangles crisped in the oven.

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  29. this is one of the best salsa recipes i have ever made. with all the cucumbers from my garden, i made 2 batches in one week, gave some to my neighbor who like it so much she made it also. this is going to be a favorite in our house!

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  30. Is this something that could be water bathed caned without the sourcream?

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  31. I tried it without the sour cream (to save calories), jalepeno, and lime juice (didn't have the last two)-- how many calories do you think that would be for a 1/4 cup?

    I ate it with a grilled chicken breast and a whole wheat pita-it was DELICIOUS and refreshing!

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  32. my sister in law makes a version of this there is no sour cream, cummin or jalapeno, but there is avacado, black beans, corn, garbanzo beans and some red wine vinegar it is so delicious, I love the way the cucumber makes the salsa taste so unique and fresh

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