So I’ve really been craving cucumbers lately. With lime. And Salt. And something spicy. They’re so refreshing and fresh and I’m assuming good for you, right? The standard go-to snack of cucumber wedges with salt and lime juice is always delicious. But today I thought that cucumbers might make a great salsa as well.
No surprise there. I think anything could make a great salsa. You could feed me laundry detergent salsa and I’d probably like it. Turns out, cucumber salsa is fantastic. With plenty of salt and lime juice, plus the heat from a Serrano chili, I was set for snack-time.
This only works with really finely diced cucumbers. You want as much surface area as possible to coat the cukes in the salt and lime juice. It will be a lil’ bland if you have giant chunks of cukes hanging out in the bowl.
To start, slice your cucumbers lengthwise and remove the seeds with a spoon. Then, cut it into long, thin strips and dice it down into bits. Toss the cucumber in a bowl with the red onion (also finely diced), lime juice, salt and Serrano chili. I only used have my chili because it was a hot one. Go ahead and use a whole one if you can handle the heat.
Just before inhaling eating, chop up plenty of fresh basil and toss it in. You can eat this with chips, or on tacos, or as a side dish with fish—whatever you like!
- 2 cucumbers, deseeded and finely diced
- The juice of 3-4 limes
- ½ cup finely diced red onion
- ½ teaspoon of salt
- ½ Serrano chili, deseeded and finely diced
- Plenty of freshly chopped basil
Makes about 3 cups