Cucumbers, 5 Ways

by in Uncategorized, August 3, 2012

cucumbers
This time of year farmers’ markets and backyard gardens are overflowing with cucumbers. There are so many ways to eat these crunchy and refreshing veggies — here are 5 favorites.

Tangy Pickles
Whether you prefer sweet, sour, hot or mild – you can adjust the flavors any way you like when you make your own.
Recipe: Homemade Pickles

Creamy Sauces
Cucumbers give texture and unmistakable freshness to this classic Greek sauce.
Recipe: Tzatziki

Easy Brunch
This simple, yet elegant recipe has only a few ingredients– fluffy egg whites and delicate smoked salmon, topped with a cucumber salad.
Recipe: Egg White Omelet With Cucumbers and Smoked Salmon

Seafood Salad
Cukes and mint are culinary best buds, tender shrimp and fresh lemon round out the recipe.
Recipe: Shrimp Salad With Cucumber and Mint

Spicy Cocktails
Blended cucumber, chili powder and vodka make for a memorable cocktail. Try it out at your next summer dinner party.
Recipe: Mexican Cucumber Martinis

Tell Us: How do you like to munch on cucumber?

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  1. Foodie5 says:

    Peel and seed the cucumbers, cut them into 1" x 3" sticks. Make a Dill dip with fresh dill, light sour cream and yogurt. Refreshing!

  2. I LOVE CUCUMBER TO THE MAX.

  3. Bondansyeule says:

    In a Hendrix + Lillet Martini!!

  4. crzblue says:

    Sliced in cold water with ice or a limeade. I am enjoying a glass of limeade with cucumber slices.

  5. Kate says:

    I made Emeril's pickles and they were awesome! I'll have to try that other one linked too, looks really versatile which I enjoy. Tis the season to be pickling, jammin' and canning. Delicious!

    http://katefromscratch.com/2012/08/06/sweet-and-s

  6. Carla says:

    Braised, a la Julia… perfection!

  7. Colleen says:

    Cucumber and Onion Salad

    4 cups thinly sliced cucumbers
    1 cup thinly sliced onions
    4 teaspoons salt
    2 tablespoons water
    2/3 cup sugar
    ½ cup white vinegar

    Put the cucumbers and onion in a glass or plastic bowl. Sprinkle the cucumbers/onions with salt and water. Put in fridge for 2 hrs. After the 2 hrs., drain but do not rinse the cucumbers/onions. Sprinkle the cucumbers/onions with the sugar and vinegar. Stir entire mixture until sugar is dissolved. Let stand for 1 hr., stirring every 15 minutes.

    Notes:

    I use only about 1/3 cup of Vidalia onion instead of 1 cup of onions.

    There is still a lot of liquid at the end of the recipe – I use a slotted spoon to serve.

  8. Bill Deal says:

    Hollow-out halves of cuke, fill with blueberries & feta cheese, balsamic vinaegrette ( mint is optional)

  9. Brenda says:

    II love agua de pepino just put 3 to 4 cucumbers ,wather and sugar and if you desire som mentlives
    My English is so bad sorry …

  10. Hayley says:

    Cut thick, topped with a chunky guacamole , and clover sprouts. Yum. Love them pickled too!

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