Truly Mexican recommends this salsa for winter months when you want a fresh salsa but good tomatoes are nowhere to be found. It serves that purpose perfectly - it's crunchy, spicy, and super flavorful, reminiscent of a super-spicy pico de gallo without the tomatoes. It also keeps very well in the fridge for a few days, so you don't need to eat it all in one sitting - the cukes and onions will stay crunchy and perfect for dipping. We ate this salsa with chips, which is great for getting the full flavor of it, but I bet it would also be fantastic on tacos, especially fish tacos.
Important note: this salsa is definitely hot - if you're not such a fan of extra spicy food, you could reduce the amount of habanero or replace it with a milder pepper like a jalapeno.
Cucumber-Habanero Salsa (from Truly Mexican)
Makes about 2 cups
12-ounce cucumber, peeled, seeded and diced (about 2 cups)
2/3 cup chopped cilantro
1/2 cup diced seeded green bell pepper
1/3 cup finely diced red onion
1/3 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
2-1/2 T freshly squeezed lime juice (more to taste)
1 T mild olive oil
1-1/2 tsp minced fresh habanero chile, including seeds (or less, to taste)
3/4 tsp fine salt or 1-1/2 tsp kosher salt (more to taste)
1/2 tsp dried Mexican oregano, crumbled
Mix everything together and chill for one hour. Taste and add more lime juice and salt if necessary. Drain any excess liquid before serving.