Zucchini Salsa

Zucchini Salsa – Alternative To Tomato Salsa

This Zucchini Salsa is a wonderful alternative to tomato salsa. Instead of the lycopene from the tomato, you get more beta-carotene from the squash. Or you can toss in some chopped fresh tomatoes and get plenty of both.

I went with raw zucchini for all of those raw food lovers out there. But, if you would prefer something a little softer and slightly sweeter you can grill or roast the zucchini first.


Zucchini Salsa Ingredients

  • 2 medium zucchini
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 1 jalapeno pepper
  • 2-3 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons organic apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Trim ends off of zucchini, onion, and pepper. Remove seeds from the pepper.
  2. Add zucchini, onion pepper, and garlic to a food processor and pulse until chopped to the desired size.
    (I prefer to process each separately so I can have tiny peppers and garlic but larger onion)
  3. Combine vegetables in a bowl and add the juice of 1/2 lemon, apple cider vinegar, cilantro, and cumin.
  4. Chill for at least 30 minutes to allow flavors to develop.
  5. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Always use organic fruits and vegetables in your recipes.

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About Audrey Humaciu

Audrey Humaciu is an avid "maker" that believes homemade is better. Check out her blog, That Recipe, and rediscover the simple pleasures of cooking and eating real foods that nourish your body, mind, and spirit. She'll show you how easy it can be.


  1. Jodie on July 29, 2023 at 2:26 pm

    Can you can this salsa? I just made it and it would be pretty good all winter long.

    • Audrey Humaciu on July 30, 2023 at 1:15 pm

      You would need to use a pressure canner since this is low acid, even with the little bit of vinegar.

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