Cucumber Salsa

The summer heat has taken a slight break in my neck of the woods and I couldn’t be happier. It’s actually been cool enough for me to sit and relax on the patio during the last few evenings and listen to the hypnotic drone of the cicadas and watch the fireflies flickering through the trees. This is the sort of weather that begs for margaritas with chips and salsa. When it’s hot outside, I like to prepare this salsa. It starts out slightly spicy and finishes with a cool, refreshing bite.

2 medium cucumbers, peeled, seeded and chopped
2 medium tomatoes, chopped
1⁄2 cup green bell pepper, chopped
1 jalapeno, seeded and minced
1 small onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
3 Tbs fresh lime juice
1 tsp fresh parsley, chopped
2 tsp fresh cilantro, chopped
1 tsp dried dill weed
1⁄2 tsp salt

Combine all ingredients and refrigerate for about one hour. Serve with sturdy, salty tortilla chips and margaritas!

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