Cucumber Salsa


This fresh, tangy cucumber salsa is perfect for grilled fish or on its own as a simple side salad. Well balanced and easy to make, the flavor mellows and the cucumber softens as this sits, so it can easily be made a day or two ahead of time--or enjoy it right away, fresh and crisp.

Cucumber Salsa
Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
3 cups


  • 2 cups diced English cucumber

  • 1 cup diced honeydew melon

  • ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • ¼ cup finely chopped white onion

  • 1 small jalapeño pepper, stemmed, seeded and finely chopped

  • 1 teaspoon grated lime zest

  • 2 tablespoons fresh juice

  • 2 teaspoons white-wine vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon sugar

  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  1. Combine cucumber, honeydew, cilantro, onion and jalapeño in a large bowl. Add lime zest and juice, vinegar, sugar and salt. Stir well and serve.


To make ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

20 Calories
0g Fat
5g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 20
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 1g 1%
Total Fat 0g 0%
Vitamin A 124IU 2%
Vitamin C 11mg 13%
Folate 11mcg 3%
Sodium 103mg 4%
Calcium 11mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Magnesium 9mg 2%
Potassium 141mg 3%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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