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If you’re looking for a very low carb salsa, this cucumber salsa recipe is just the thing! By reducing the amount of tomatoes, this salsa made with cucumbers has about half the carbs as the traditional one you’re used to.
When you hear salsa, you probably immediately think of mouthwatering, tomato based, spicy goodness. And while you can indulge in traditional salsa on a low carb way of eating, you can enjoy even more of this cucumber salsa.
Cucumbers are a great low carb vegetable. Have you ever tried cucumber slices in lieu of chips? So yummy. Especially when you dip them in some ranch flavored low carb dip for added flavor and creaminess.
But another great way to enjoy this light, low carb, refreshing vegetable is by making cucumber salsa. When you replace the majority of the tomatoes with cucumbers, the carbs are about half that of regular salsa.
How To Serve Cucumber Salsa
You can also serve this salsa with some cucumber slices or on top of a low carb taco salad. Eating with a spoon is a completely delicious option, as well.
And if you’re family isn’t low carb or you just want something fresh and new to share when you have a BBQ? Well, this cucumber salsa is a great dip to serve with regular tortilla chips, too. Those not following a low carb diet will enjoy the fresh taste of this healthy homemade dip.
This cucumber salsa recipe is perfect all summer long with your garden fresh produce, or even in the winter with veggies from the grocery store. It’s a great appetizer to serve with all your favorite summer low carb grilling recipes or for family game night.
And let’s not forget tacos. Be sure to try this the next time you make keto friendly tacos!
Of course, it’s a wonderful condiment for all your low carb Mexican dishes…no need to limit this fabulous recipe just to tacos.
If you need some unique ideas for using this low carb salsa, you can get tons of ideas at Taste of Home. I even like to put it on hot dogs and pancakes.
No matter how you serve it, this yummy cucumber salsa recipe is sure to become a family favorite. It’s quick and easy to prepare and super delicious all on its.
Have you ever made salsa using cucumbers? How would you serve it?
Tips For Making The Best Keto Cucumber Salsa Recipe
While cucumber salsa is pretty easy to make, here are a few tips to make it even better!
Peel And Seed The Cucumbers
You want to make sure to peel and seed your cucumbers for the best flavor and texture.
The easiest way to do this is first peel the cucumber. Next, slice it in half lengthwise. Then take a spoon and run it down the center of each half to remove the seeds and discard them.
Now they are ready to dice.
Next, chop your tomatoes. Go ahead and discard any seeds and gel that squish out. Using a sharp knife will make this job significantly easier.
While you could use canned chopped tomatoes, fresh tomatoes are infinitely better and what is suggested to get the best flavor in your low carb cucumber salsa.
Use Red Onion
The most authentic south of the border flavor will come from the red (purple) onion.
Pro tip: If you don’t like chopping onions because they make you cry, put the onion in the freezer for about 15 minutes before chopping.
Fresh Ingredients Make The Best Low Carb Salsa Recipe
In addition to fresh cucumber, tomato, and onion, use fresh garlic, parsley, and cilantro as well.
Dehydrated versions of these will not give the homemade salsa texture or flavor.
The lime juice can be fresh or bottled, however.
Don’t Skip The Salt
A lot of folks leave salt out of recipes, but it plays a big role in enhancing flavors and impacting texture.
In this easy keto cucumber salsa recipe, the salt both enhances the flavors that make you smile in anticipation of your keto chips and dip and adds to the texture. Salt pulls the water from the ingredients and helps create a juicy salsa with perfectly blended flavors.
This salsa can also be more like a pico de Gallo if you coarse chop your veggies. If you’re looking for that pico taste, add some bell peppers also.
- 2 medium cucumbers peeled, seeded, and chopped (about 2 1/2 cups)
- 2 medium tomatoes chopped (about 1 1/2 cups)
- 4 medium jalapeño peppers seeded and chopped
- 1/2 medium red onion chopped
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 2 teaspoons fresh parsley finely chopped
- 2 teaspoons fresh cilantro finely chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Combine all ingredients in large bowl. Serve with low carb tortilla chips.
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