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 these recipes.

Do you live in one of these Southern California Cities? Aguanga, Fallbrook, Hemet, Homeland, Lake Elsinore, Menifee, Murrieta, Temecula, Wildomar, or Winchester.  If you do, you can use the local organic fruits and vegetables in our harvest boxes for these recipes. 

Other Salsa related posts

Other Great Recipes


 Audrey Humaciu created this recipe for Harvest2U

Audrey is the Editor in Chef at That Recipe and VP of Creativity and Sarcasm at Munofore. When she’s not blogging about her eclectic interests from cooking and crafting to ornamental horticulture and the idiosyncrasies of the American language, she’s just your typical 40 something mom livin’ the life in the California burbs… without the minivan and overpriced coffee.

Like Recipe Videos? Check out our Weekly Video Recipe Series. Recipe Videos



Sharing is caring!

Leave a Comment