Cucumber and Mint Salsa

Preparation info

  • Difficulty


  • Makes about

    2 cups

Appears in

Cooking One on One

Cooking One on One

By John Ash

Published 2004

  • About

This is a bright, clean salsa that goes well with grilled or smoked fish and meat. It also makes a delicious condiment to serve as part of an antipasto platter or picnic.


  • 2 medium cucumbers (English, Armenian, or Kirby are my favorites), peeled, seeded, and diced (about 2 cups)
  • 1 tablespoon slivered garlic
  • 1 teaspoon finely minced serrano chile
  • ¼ cup green onions or scallions (white and green parts), cut on the bias
  • cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • ½ cup chopped fresh mint leaves
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste


Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and set aside for at least 30 minutes. This is best eaten the same day, because the color will start to turn.