In case you missed it on Facebook, our cucumbers are producing on our Tower Garden like crazy. This means we’ve had to get clever when it comes to recipes (because really, how many side salads with sliced cucumbers can you serve before your toddler starts pitching it). Here are our top Organic Marketmore Cucumber food and drink recipes we’ve enjoyed with our family – kid approved! BONUS: These recipes can thrown together in less than 10 minutes.
Cucumber Raita (pronounced ry-ta)
Traditionally found as an accompaniment to Indian meals— raita is served on the side to cool off the main course, and adds a nice fresh element.
1 medium sized Marketmore Cucumber
1 cup plain yogurt
salt to taste
Santo Cilantro for garnish
1 tsp roasted cumin seed (optional)
Wash and peel the cucumber. Grate the cucumber or chop finely. Add to yogurt along with salt to taste, and cilantro for garnish.
We love this salad as a main course, or as a side to lamb and veggie kabobs.
1 cup Washington Cherry Tomatoes, sliced in half
1 medium sized Marketmore Cucumber, cubed
4 Purly Chives, finely sliced
3 tablespoons Titan Parsley, finely minced
Juice a half a lemon
2-3 tablespoons olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
Toss together all of the vegetables and the feta in one large bowl. Add the lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper, and mix well. Serve chilled.
Berry, Lime, Cucumber and Basil Water
The perfect cool treat for this weekend. Ps- it’s kid approved.
1 cup berries, sliced (blackberries, strawberries, or raspberries work well)
1 cup Marketmore Cucumber, finely sliced
2 limes, finely sliced
3 tablespoons fresh Superbo basil
2 quarts filtered water
In a 2 quart pitcher, layer the berries, cucumber slices, lime slices, basil leaves and ice cubes. Fill pitcher with water, and let chill for 10 minutes before serving.
Apple Carrot Cucumber Ginger Juice
Cucumbers are one of the most alkalizing vegetables out there, plus it yields a good amount of juice and has a mild flavor. We find this juice combination particularly refreshing and energizing.
1-2 inches ginger root
Clean vegetables and chop into small chunks. Juice all of the produce and the ginger root, we suggest juicing the cucumber last to acquire the most juice. Refrigerate and enjoy.
***Friends, what are your favorite easy recipes using cucumbers?***
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