Creamy Cucumber Salsa

This cucumber salsa comes together in under 10 minutes and is packed with flavor thanks to the cucumber ranch dressing, jalapeño, and lime.

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Creating This Cucumber Salsa

Ranch, of almost any variety, has always been a favorite dressing of mine and when 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.

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, like lime, jalapeño, onion, and tomato.

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.

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Cucumber Salsa Ingredients

For this creamy cucumber salsa, you’ll need:

  • Cucumber
  • Red bell pepper
  • Roma tomatoes
  • Jalapeño
  • Red onion
  • Fresh cilantro
  • Hidden Valley Cucumber Ranch Light
  • Lime zest
  • Salt and pepper

How to Make Cucumber Salsa

To make this creamy cucumber salsa, you’ll first need to seed and dice the cucumber, then sprinkle it with salt and let it rest for 20 minutes. Sprinkling the cucumber with salt draws moisture out of it and prevents the salsa from becoming too watery.

Once the cucumber has released some its juices, rinse and pat dry, then add to a serving bowl with the rest of the chopped veggies. Toss with the lime zest and ranch dressing, then chill until you’re ready to serve.

Tips for Making Cucumber Salsa

  • If you want your salsa to be spicy, leave the seeds in the jalapeño. For a milder salsa, remove the seeds.
  • You can serve this salsa with chips, or treat it as a creamy cucumber salad and serve it alongside your favorite grilled meat and veggies.
  • To remove the harsh bite from the red onion, run it under cold tap water before tossing it in the salsa.
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More Salsa Recipes:

This Easy Black Bean Salsa can be used to top your favorite tacos, or mix it with rice to create a simple side dish.

My go-to Deconstructed Guacamole Salsa is overflowing with grape tomatoes, corn, and fresh avocado. It comes together in minutes and is so refreshing!

Make this Fresh Zucchini Corn Salsa this summer! You can use fresh or frozen corn, depending on what’s in season.

In need of an easy potluck dish? Try this Avocado Peach Salsa — it pairs nicely with grilled fish, chicken, and steak!

Fresh salsa in the winter? You bet! Make this Pomegranate Salsa once the weather cools down.

Easy Restaurant Style Salsa couldn’t be easier to make! All you do is add the ingredients into a blender and puree.

Don’t limit your Salsa Verde to just chips. Use it to top enchiladas, burritos, tacos, and more!

What’s your favorite type of salsa to make?

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Creamy Cucumber Salsa

Creamy Cucumber Salsa

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
This cucumber salsa comes together in under 10 minutes and is packed with flavor thanks to the cucumber ranch dressing, jalapeño, and lime.

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

Instructions

  1. Peel cucumber and halve long-ways, then scrape out seeds with a spoon and dice.
  2. Sprinkle cucumber with salt, set aside in colander 20 minutes. (This helps it release excess liquid). After cucumbers have sat in colander for 20 minutes, rinse and pat dry.
  3. 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.
  4. Cover and place in refrigerator until chilled. Serve with tortilla chips.

Notes

  • If you want your salsa to be spicy, leave the seeds in the jalapeño. For a milder salsa, remove the seeds.
  • You can serve this salsa with chips, or treat it as a creamy cucumber salad and serve it alongside your favorite grilled meat and veggies.
  • To remove the harsh bite from the red onion, run it under cold tap water before tossing it in the salsa.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 42 Total Fat: 1g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 1mg Sodium: 179mg Carbohydrates: 9g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 4g Protein: 1g
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