Valerie Butler


Years ago I was at Costco and they were selling Cucumber Salsa and let you try it first. It was awesome, so I bought some. Went back 2 weeks later and the other salsas they had were still there, but NO Cucumber Salsa. A few months ago, it dawned on me. . . to check online. I didn't like any recipe. . . so I took some of a bunch, added my own, and this is what I came up with. It is awesome. I usually make a lot, because I can it, I will include what to do if you also want to can it. You can also add bell pepper if you choose, it is also real good in there. Also I puree my salsa, as most are not fond of the chunky salsa in my house, and my friends love it pureed as well! Hope you enjoy this as much as I do.

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Depends on the amount you make. I can it and makes 8 - 16 oz. Jars


30 Min


25 Min


4 - 6
anaheim green chiles, roasted, peeled & diced
2 - 4
poblano or pasilla peppers, roasted, peeled & diced
1 - 2
serrano or jalapeno peppers, roasted, peeled & diced, this is optional
tomatoes, depends on how much you like in your salsa
1 small
onion, diced small, your choice of color
3 - 4
pieces of green onion, chopped small
1 or 2 clove
garlic, diced small
1 to 1 1/2 tsp
dill weed
1 tsp
celery salt, 2 or 3 shakes & some pepper, to taste
2 tsp
fresh cilantro, (i used dried cilantro), stems removed, just the leaves
long cucumber, diced small, can de seeded if you choose

Directions Step-By-Step

First the tomatoes are based on how much tomato you like to the other amounts. If you roast your own chiles in oven, put them in a double plastic grocery bag, on a paper towel folded. When all is out of oven and on the paper towel in the bag, put a paper towel on top & tie the inside bag closed and then the outside bag. Put the double plastic bags in a brown paper bag and fold way down closed, put in freezer for 30 to 40 minutes.
Pull out, and peeling peppers should be a breeze. Dice up all your ingredients and combine together in a bowl. Stir well. You can also put this all in a blender and puree it, if you prefer a non chunky salsa. Taste. . . . fix as needed and you have salsa. If you want to can it. . . .
For canning you need to add vinegar. If you are making a large pot, like in my picture about a 1/3 c. to 2/3 c. vinegar, stir in well. Don't worry won't flavor it. Cook on stove to a boil, stirring the hotter it gets. When you have a full boil, turn it down to simmer for 20 minutes. Get your jars and lids ready, (heated). After the 20 minutes ladle into your jars up to 1/2 to 1 inch from top. Pressure can it at 10 lbs pressure for 15 to 20 minutes. Make sure when you label it, you put your date on it. Should be good on the shelf of your cupboard for 1 year. After pressure cooking it, when pan cools, remove jars to a towel in an area with little air. Let fully cool before you put in cupboard. Enjoy!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Salsas
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Healthy