Creamy Cucumber Salsa Recipe

Ranch, of almost any variety, has always been a favorite dressing of mine and paired with cool, crunchy cucumbers and a hint of dill it is a perfect summer flavor combo. I’ve teamed up with Hidden Valley® to create a new summer recipe using one of their new dressings – Cucumber Ranch Light.

Creamy Cucumber Salsa

Summer is here and that means it is salsa time! I love making and eating fresh, cool, homemade salsas in the summer when the temps are soaring. Cucumber Ranch Light inspired me to create a twist on one of my other summer favorites – fresh, homemade salsa.

Salsas don’t have to just be tomato based. Think outside the box and include other summer, fresh veggies. In this Creamy Cucumber Salsa, I highlighted cool, crunchy cucumbers and accented them with a few of the more traditional salsa flavors – lime, jalapeño, onion, and tomato.

Creamy Cucumber Salsa Recipe - GoodLife Eats

This Creamy Cucumber Salsa Recipe featuring Hidden Valley®’s new Cucumber Ranch Light will add a lot of variety to your summer meals, but is incredibly simple to throw together. It pairs great with tortilla chips, on top of tacos for something a little different, over a bed of greens, or even over a Mexican flavored grilled chicken or steak.

More Salsa Recipes to Try

Be sure to check out Hidden other new flavors, including: Avocado Ranch, Cucumber Ranch, Sweet Chili Ranch and Roasted Garlic Ranch. Visit Hidden Valley® on Pinterest for more recipe inspiration.

Creamy Cucumber Salsa Recipe

Ingredients:

1 large English Cucumber
1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
1/3 cup red bell pepper, diced
2 roma tomatoes, seeds removed and diced
1 jalapeño, seeds removed and finely minced
1/4 cup red onion, finely minced
2 tablespoons finely minced cilantro
1/3 cup Hidden Valley® Cucumber Ranch Light
zest of one small lime
black pepper, to taste

Directions:

Peel cucumber and half long ways, then scrape out seeds with a spoon and dice. Sprinkle cucumber with salt, set aside in colander 20 minutes. (This helps them release excess liquid). After cucumbers have sat in colander for 20 minutes, rinse and pat dry.

In a medium bowl, combine the cucumbers, red pepper, tomatoes, jalapeño, red onion, cilantro, Hidden Valley® Cucumber Ranch Light, lime zest, and black pepper. Stir until ingredients are evenly distributed.

Cover and place in refrigerator until chilled. Serve with tortilla chips.

 

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Hidden Valley. The opinions and text are all mine.