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anyone know some good recipes using cucumbers?

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mandielynn23

Asked by mandielynn23 at 5:24 PM on Aug. 11, 2009 in Food & Drink

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  • Yes! Cucumber Salad

    8 cups thinly sliced cucumbers
    2 cups sugar
    1 cup white vinegar
    1 tbsp salt
    1 tsp celery seed

    mix all, cover and refrigerate over night. Keeps for 3 months in the fridge if covered. I think some people call these refrigerator picklels too. Its so good and refreshing in the summertime.
    gramsmom

    Answer by gramsmom at 5:28 PM on Aug. 11, 2009

  • There's a restaurant near me called San-Sai that makes an AMAZING tomato salad.

    Roma tomatoes (seeded and cut into eights lengthwise)
    cucumbers (halved, seeded and cut into thick slices
    red onion
    chopped cilantro
    dressing (oil and vinegar, fine black pepper and a splash of sesame oil)

    SOOOOO GOOOD!


    Also, tzaziki is a cool, creamy Greek dip. it's good with bread or fresh veggies or to substitute for dressing on burgers.

    Seed and chop a peeled cucumber. Sprinkle with salt & set in a strainer to drain. Mash 3-4 cloves raw garlic with salt and pepper (I use a mortar and pestle). Mix into 8 ounces plain Greek yogurt (or regular plain yogurt with the liquid poured off the top). Squeeze cucumber to remove any excess water and stir into yogurt mixture. Add fresh chopped mint to taste.
    geminilove

    Answer by geminilove at 5:31 PM on Aug. 11, 2009

  • This is a fun one for kids: Cucumber Boats:
    1 seedless cucumber, about 1 foot long
    7 oz. feta cheese
    1 Tbs. sour cream
    2 Tbs. orange juice
    1 Tbs. finely chopped mint
    1 Tbs. finely snipped chives
    1 1/2 tsp. orange zest
    Salt to taste
    Chopped chives for garnish
    2 juice oranges, thinly sliced and pitted for garnish
    Directions
    Trim ends of cucumber, and cut in half crosswise, then lengthwise. Scoop out seeds. Blot cut sides with paper towel.
    Crumble feta into bowl. Add sour cream, orange juice, mint, chives, orange zest and salt; mash with fork. Add a little water, if needed—mixture should be more creamy than crumbly.
    Mound filling into cucumber halves. Cut stuffed cucumber into 1-inch pieces.
    Place on orange slices, and garnish with additional chives. Divide among 8 salad plates, or arrange on party platter.
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 6:24 PM on Aug. 11, 2009

  • I was going to say cucumber salad too lol, its my favorite.
    AprilDJC

    Answer by AprilDJC at 6:31 PM on Aug. 11, 2009

  • mmm, we had the cucumber salad tonight with dinner!
    warrenfamily95

    Answer by warrenfamily95 at 7:03 PM on Aug. 11, 2009

  • slice a cucumber

    spread a flavored cream cheese on those little bread baguette pieces

    put a piece of cucumber on it

    sprinkle with dill

    easy peasy delicious
    staciandababy

    Answer by staciandababy at 7:43 PM on Aug. 11, 2009

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