Top 5 Innovative Cucumber Recipes

Okay…In this article I’ll provide you with some novel recipes using cucumber or cucumber oil…Have a look…

1.Cucumber Lemonade

1 cucumber…peeled and chopped
1 lemon
5 cups water
Sugar to taste

Puree the cucumber and water in a blender…Strain…Add juice of lemon and sugar…Serve over ice…

2.Cucumber Salad Dressing

1 pint plain yogurt
1/2 small cucumber
(about 1/3 cup)
1 small onion
(about 4 tablespoons)

Blend all ingredients in a food processor or blender…

3.Cucumber Dip

1 cup plain yogurt
1 cucumber (peeled & grated or minced)
2 cloves garlic (minced)
1/2 teaspoon dried mint or dill
Salt and pepper to taste

Mix all ingredients together…Chill for at least 30 minutes…Amounts can be adjusted to individual tastes…Serve with chips..pita bread or crackers

4.Cucumber Sandwiches

1 oz. Low-fat cream cheese…softened
1 tablespoon low-fat sour cream
1 1/2 teaspoons. chopped chives
Salt and pepper to taste
4 slices mild wheat bread
1/2 large cucumber…peeled and sliced thin
Chive for garnish

Mix together first 4 ingredients and spread evenly over 2 slices of bread…saving about a teaspoon of the spread for garnish…Top with cucumbers…and remaining 2 slices of bread…Using a sharp knife…cut the crusts off the edges…Cut sandwiches into 2 triangles or rectangles…To garnish…place a dab of remaining spread on top of each triangle or rectangle and add a bit of chives…

5.Cucumber and Lemon Jam

3 lb. green cucumbers
3 fresh lemons
2 lb sugar
1 pint water

Wash cucumbers well. They may be peeled or not as desired…Slice cucumbers thinly…Sprinkle lightly with salt and allow to sit for about 3 or 4 hours…Drain the water which the salt has drawn…

Meanwhile…roughly cut the lemons and boil in a covered pan for 45 minutes…Strain the liquid into a preserving pan…add the cucumber (washed and drained) and cook for 15 minutes…Next add the sugar…and finish the cooking rapidly in an open pan…Usual time 15 to 20 minutes after adding the sugar…

Okay…Now go through our reference links…

  1. Cucumber Oil by BS
  2. Cucumber by DG
  3. Cucumber Oil by Skin Sheen