Monday, September 10, 2012

Garden Cucumber Salsa

Who doesn't love an easy-to-prepare, no-cook and healthy dish?  I sure do.

So here's one of my favorites:  it can be served with chips, on top of grilled fish or meat, or as a side salad.  Cucumbers are prolific this time of year, so use some fresh local produce and whip up this tasty salsa!

Cucumber Salsa

1 medium cucumber, peeled
1/4 cup red onion, diced
1/2 cup red or yellow pepper, diced
1 jalapeno, minced
1 garlic clove, minced
3 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
1/2 teaspoon sugar
salt and pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir well.  Taste.  Add more salt and pepper if necessary.

Tastes best if allowed to marinate 1 hour or more before serving.'

Makes about 2 cups salsa.

Life is sweet,

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