Cucumber-Tomato Sauce Recipe -
Cucumber-Tomato Sauce Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Cucumber-Tomato Sauce

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"This fresh vegetable sauce can be used in place of other sauces, such as traditional spaghetti sauce. It has a sweet fresh taste to it, but is still recognizable as a tomato product. My recommended use is over pasta or with a meat product. In my opinion the sauce is relatively filling and not to be considered a light meal."

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Original recipe makes 3 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    25 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    45 mins


  1. Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in garlic, and cook for a few minutes until fragrant, then stir in the dried basil, and cook for a few seconds more. Add the tomatoes, onion powder, garlic powder, red pepper flakes, black pepper, sugar, and salt. Bring to a simmer, then stir in the red pepper and cucumber. Continue simmering and stirring occasionally until the mixture has reduced to a sauce like consistency, 10 to 15 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 10, 2009

Never seen or had a sauce combining cucumber & tomato. In fact, I never had a cooked cucumber ( I think..). But my tiny (not even that) garden produced a few tomatoes & cucumbers and I was at loss what to do with them. so I typed "tomato sauce" and I came up with this one.. I am a beginner, bad one at that. I am far better at booking restaurant reservation than knowing kitchen jargons. ie. I know when I taste good one but I would never be able to cook one. Well, this tastes great when I cooked it.. I am thinking, I can eat this with chips, perhaps french bread, if all fail, I will just eat this sauce as a meal. WONDERFUL!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 27, 2008

The sauce was very hearty. My husband thought too sweet. I thought the cucumbers (main ingredient) were not good in combination with the other ingredients.


21 Ratings

Oct 16, 2009

This is a delightful, fresh tasting sauce with a twist. I put it over angel hair pasta. My husband and I enjoyed the flavors. My advice is to taste the sauce after 2 tsp. of sugar are added and decide if you want to add the rest. I stopped at 2 1/2, any more would have been way too much for our taste.

Aug 26, 2009

I was expecting an Italian flavored sauce that I'd throw in the freezer. What I got was an amazingly flavored sauce with a Thai flair! Something in it - maybe the cucumber seeds have the consistency of ground nuts. There is a slight heat to it, as well. I envision using it as a marinade, a sauce or a dressing. It's delicious.

Jul 02, 2010

I love this sauce!!! Everyone in my family loves it!!! Just one thing you really don't need as much sugar as it says.

Mar 09, 2010

My mother and I loved this; my father pushed it away after a couple of mouthfuls, finding it too sweet. It was very sweet, and I will cut the sugar in half next time, but will definitely make it again; I loved the combination of the veggies.

Aug 17, 2010

I was truly surprised how good this was. Had NEVER cooked cucumber in any type of recipe and the only reason I made this was because I needed to use a cucumber and I was tired of eating it raw in salads! I did use chopped sweet onion and I sauteed it with the bell pepper, garlic & basil before adding the rest of the ingredients to simmer. I used a potato masher to make the sauce a slightly smoother consistency and served it mixed with rotini pasta.

Jun 21, 2010

My fiance, who doesn't like cucumber raw, LOVED this recipe. He kept asking what spices were in it. I added less than a tsp of sugar, just enough to take away the bite. I followed the rest of the recipe exactly. Thanks for sharing!!


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  • Calories
  • 115 kcal
  • 6%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 8.2 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 9.2 g
  • 14%
  • Fiber
  • 1.2 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 1 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 101 mg
  • 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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