Cucumber pico de gallo is a super simple salsa recipe that comes together in the food processor in minutes. No fussy chopping here! Brimming with fresh cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, jalapeno, lime, and garlic, this pico de gallo is delicious with tortilla chips or tacos -- or on an omelette, baked potato, or burger.
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Fresh salsa. This fresh and flavorful pico de gallo recipe gets an extra hit of cool from the cucumber.
Super easy to make salsa. Homemade pico de gallo will always be better than store-bought, but all that chopping is time-consuming. This recipe comes together in a snap, so you can start your snacking ASAP.
Simple ingredients. There is nothing fancy in this recipe or chiles you have to hunt down. In fact, you just might already have these ingredients in your fridge.
Make it hot -- or not. If you love mild salsa, go ahead and omit the jalapeno. If you like hot, hot, hot, throw in a habanero. Bumper crop of radishes or zucchini? Toss ‘em in!
Pico de gallo in the blender?
Yep. Fresh pico de gallo has never been easier to make. Just cut your vegetables into similar-sized pieces and toss them in. Making pico de gallo in the blender or food processor makes a less chunky salsa.
What is the difference between pico de gallo and salsa?
If you’re wondering what is pico de gallo or how is pico de gallo different from salsa, good question. Pico de gallo is a type of salsa -- it is just made with fresh ingredients, where salsa is often cooked. Pico de gallo is sometimes chunkier than salsa, but this one has a finer chop to it, thanks to the speed of the food processor or blender.
How to Make Cucumber Pico de Gallo
To your blender or food processor, add cucumber cut into 2-3 inch chunks, two roma tomatoes halved and seeded, ¼ cup red onion, 1 jalapeno halved and seeded, the juice and zest of one lime, one clove of minced garlic, 4 sliced green onions, and ¼ cup cilantro or parsley.
Pulse until everything is chopped to the size of your liking.
Cucumber pico de gallo is delicious on Buffalo Cauliflower Tacos or straight up with chips.
Cucumber Pico de Gallo
- 1 English cucumber, cut into 2-3 inch pieces
- 2 Roma tomatoes, halved and seeded
- ¼ cup red onion
- 1 jalapeno, halved and seeded
- 1 lime, juice and zest
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 4 green onions, sliced
- ¼ cup parsley or cilantro
- To your blender or food processor, add cucumber cut into 2-3 inch chunks, two roma tomatoes halved and seeded, ¼ cup red onion, 1 jalapeno halved and seeded, the juice and zest of one lime, one clove of minced garlic, 4 sliced green onions, and ¼ cup cilantro or parsley.
- Pulse until everything is chopped to the size of your liking.
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