Cucumber Salsa (Dairy Free)

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The first time I had cucumber salsa my best friend made it for a family get together. We literally were blown away by how fresh, light and yummy it was. Of course, it was totally addicting, so probably not so light after we consumed gallons of it and it was not dairy free.
I digress, though. Back to the fresh cucumber salsa. We are obsessed with cucumbers this summer. And when we are getting around 12 at time each time we do a CSA haul, we are getting creative at including cucumbers in everything we are eating. Oil free dill cucumber hummus was another outcome of our cucumber obsession! And if you are curious if cucumbers would work in muffins, well we have you covered with that idea as well – try our cinnamon cucumber muffins
So after our latest CSA pick up (and another 12 cucumbers) I recalled the yummy cucumber salsa my friend had made and became determined to recreate it dairy free!

Vegan Sour Cream
There is an extra step to this recipe, you will need to make vegan sour cream, but I promise you it is super easy AND my husband gave it a thumbs up, so we all know when it is husband approved it tastes good.
Considering it is salsa, we have our normal ‘salsa stars’ – red onion, jalapeño and cumin. If you don’t have those, you would just have a creamy cucumber salad, not a fresh dairy free cucumber salsa.
cucumber salsa
Why You Will Love This Dairy Free Creamy Salsa

It is perfect as a summer dish to accompany tacos, salads or just with chips as an appetizer with friends!

It is:
  • Creamy
  • Dairy Free
  • Gluten Free
  • Vegan
  • Fresh


Cucumber Salsa (Dairy Free)

Recipe by SarahCourse: Sides

Creamy and dairy free this salsa is a summertime must!


  • 2 cups cucumber, peeled, deseeded and chopped


  • 1 jalapeño, finely chopped

  • 1/4 cup red onion, chopped fine

  • 1/4 cup vegan sour cream (recipe follows)

  • 2 Tblsp minced fresh cilantro

  • 1 garlic clove, minced

  • 1 tsp lime juice

  • 1/4 tsp cumin

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • Vegan Sour Cream Recipe

  • 1 – 12.3 oz package silken tofu

  • 2 Tblsp Lemon Juice

  • 1 Tblsp apple cider vinegar

  • 1 Tblsp green onion, finely chopped

  • 1 garlic cloved, minced

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 1 tsp garlic powder


  • Cucumber salsa: Place all ingredients in bowl, stir to combine. Chill until serving.
  • Vegan Sour Cream: Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.

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