Whether you've started a permaculture garden and cucumbers accumulate, or you found a fabulous deal on the market and brought home a box of cucumbers, you can not only use them crisp and fresh salad lunch and dinner . In fact, there are many things you can do with a cucumber when thinking about what to include in your daily menu. Try one of these seven ideas that will surprise you with the delicious taste that cucumber can bring the dishes.
7 Delicious and simple recipes that do not know peparar with Cucumber
1. Make pickles
Purchase a mixture of brine at the supermarket (look the type to "refrigerator"). Cut cucumbers and add to mixture with other ingredients in glass jars. Too easy. Recipe pickled cucumbers with dill.
2. Cold cucumber soup
Cold cucumber soup is heaven on a hot summer night.
2 large cucumbers
1/2 cup green onions (scallions), chopped
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon dill powder
1 can (16 ounces) of plain yogurt
- Peel cucumbers; cut lengthwise in half and remove seeds. Cut in pieces.
- Place cucumbers and other ingredients in a blender or food processor. Cover and blend at high speed until well blended. - Refrigerate 1 hour or until cool.
- Garnish with dill or fresh radish slices if desea.enos two hours. Here's a great recipe for cucumber soup.
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3. Prepare a tzatziki sauce
This sauce is perfect for Greek gyros, pitas, vegetables or just about anything else where you want to immerse or put up. The burgers taste great with this sauce.
1 container plain yogurt (6 oz) fat-free Greek
1/4 cup finely chopped cucumber
2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion
1 teaspoon dried dill
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
In a small bowl, mix all ingredients and chill until serving.
4. Enjoy a Sandwich English
It serves small cucumber sandwiches luxury in your party.
1/3 cup soft cream cheese with herbs and garlic (8 ounces)
12 slices of pumpernickel
12 thin slices of cucumber
1 tablespoon pickled peppers diced
Spread about 1 1/2 teaspoons of cream cheese on each slice of bread. Top each slice with cucumber. Sprinkle each with a small amount of pepper. Serve immediately or cover loosely and refrigerate until serving time.
If you do not eat dairy you can try this recipe for vegan aged cheese with walnuts.
5. Take a cocktail
Cut three small sliced limes and place them in a jar. Squeeze the juice of three limes on the slices. Mix with a cup of fresh mint leaves crushed. Add two slices of cucumber washed into the mixture with 1/4 cup organic sugar. Add up two cups of gin or vodka and put in the fridge to rest for half an hour. AGREGUA ice in a shaker and covered with the mixture. Give it a good shake, strain and serve.
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6. fried Cucumber
Make prepared fried zucchini, maybe even fried green tomatoes, why not fried slices of cucumber? Peel and slice a few cucumbers. Dipped in cornmeal and fry in coconut oil until golden brown. Delicious!
7. In addition to all: Treat yourself beauty.
Cucumber is a natural astringent, so a facial with cucumber is perfectly clean. Puree half of a cucumber in the blender or food processor. Add some mint leaves, a tablespoon of lemon juice and egg white. Mix everything together and then slide this mixture on your face clean. Leave for 15 minutes and rinse with warm water. Follow with a splash of cold water to close the pores.
Writing: Life Lúcida