cucumber salsa in a white bowl

Cucumber Salsa -- Green Picante Sauce

This picante sauce is made with cucumbers for a refreshing addition to sandwiches and meals.

Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword cucumber recipes, what to do with cucumbers
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 110 kcal
Author Shannon Stonger


  • 2 cups peeled and roughly chopped cucumber
  • 4 garlic cloves peeled
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro or 1 Tablespoon fresh oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne
  • 2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 4 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon sea salt


  1. Place all ingredients in a blender (or a quart jar, if using a stick blender) and blend until the picante sauce is a consistency that you're happy with. Chunky or smooth, it's your call.
    cucumber slices and garlic in a jar
  2. Pour over salads, beans, meats, or veggie bowls. Serve as a dipping sauce for quesadillas, potato wedges, or raw vegetables. Or, enjoy as a gazpacho along side crusty bread on a hot day.

Recipe Notes

If you like your food spicy, feel free to add a jalapeno pepper!