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{recipe} Raw Cucumber Salsa

Chips and salsa – a match made in heaven. I prefer my salsa to always be chunky and fresh with LOTS of cilantro, jalapeno and lime.
For this salsa, or salad, I mixed crisp cucumbers, spicy jalapenos, chopped cilantro, scallions, lime juice and some salt and pepper to taste.
I prefer to make smaller batches of salsa so that it can be enjoyed fresh, preferably within 24 hours or so. I also like to make salsa a head of time so that it has a chance to rest and let all of the flavors combine and merry. Add an ice cold Corona or Dos Equis and your mouth will be pretty merry, too!

Raw Cucumber Salsa
2 cucumbers, peels and sliced into 1 inch chunks
1 jalapeno, minced without the seeds (keep the seeds if you like it hot!)
1 scallion, chopped
1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro (or more! I used at least a half of a cup worth)
1 lime, juiced
salt and pepper to taste
Combine all of the ingredients and toss. Serve immediately or stick it in the fridge for a few hours.
It can be eaten as a salsa or a salad. Serve with chips or have as a garnish with your favorite Mexican inspired dish.
You can add red onion if you want to add a little more color – either way it will be delicious!


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