Monday, April 14, 2014

Feisty 'n Free Spicy Cucumber Salsa

PictureEnjoy this refreshing and zingy healthy snack anytime.  I ate it as a light dinner the first time I created it.  The  warmth of the jalepeño spice and the cool, refreshing cucumber are a wonderful combination.


1 pound cucumber: peeled, seeded, and chopped
1 medium tomato, chopped
1 green onion (scallion) stalk, chopped
¼ cup fresh parsley
1 jalepeño pepper, cut in half (also seeded if you prefer less spice)
1 cup fresh cilantro
1 garlic clove

1/4 cup plain yogurt (or sour cream)
juice from ½ of a lemon
juice from ½ of a lime
¾ teaspoon ground cumin
1 ½ - 2 teaspoons sea salt
organic corn tortilla chips


Put the first seven ingredients into a food processor or blender and blend together.  Pour that mixture into a bowl; add the sour cream, lemon juice, lime juice, cumin, and sea salt and mix well.  Serve immediately with chips.  Refrigerate left overs and eat within 5 days.

I prefer to use as many organic, pesticide free ingredients that I can get my hands on, especially the corn tortillas.  Not only is conventionally grown corn contaminated with toxic pesticides, most of it is also genetically modified. 

If you want to learn a little more about GMO corn and why it’s bad for your health, check out the following two articles:  “The Dangers of Genetically Modified Corn” and “Everything You Must Know About Genetically Modified Foods”.

© 2013 MaryAnn Broussard

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