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Old 07-19-2006, 12:30 PM   #1
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Cucumber Ideas

I've got 2 large cucumbers sitting on my counter. Seems like I'm getting one at least every other day, so many more to come. I've been giving some away but I'd like to come up with some different recipes to reach for besides putting them on salads or mix with a vinegar solution. Any ideas? These are your regular kind of cucumbers you purchase at the store.....not the pickling or the seedless.

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Old 07-19-2006, 12:35 PM   #2
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How about cold cucumber soup? It's so tasty!
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Old 07-19-2006, 12:35 PM   #3
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Have you ever tried frying them like you would green tomatoes? Tastes pretty good!! A cool cucumber soup is very refreshing on a summer day too.
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Old 07-19-2006, 12:41 PM   #4
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Thai cucumber salad.

Some rice vinegar, fish sauce, sugar, hot pepper.
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Old 07-19-2006, 12:45 PM   #5
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How about cold cucumber soup? It's so tasty!
Do you have a recipe?
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Old 07-19-2006, 01:03 PM   #6
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An appy I like, run a fork though the skin, to make stripes, prepare a crab (or any seafood - shrimp, salmon, tuna) salad, cut the cukes in chunks, hollow out a bit of the inside and stuff with the crab salad.

Make a Taziki (can never spell it) sauce, (Greek) for falafels, or sammys - add the cukes to yogurt, fresh dill weed, and diced red onions.
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Old 07-19-2006, 01:09 PM   #7
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Greek Cucumber Salad

1 cup cucumber diced
1 cup tomato chopped
3/4 can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1/4 cup kalamata olives sliced
3-6 scallions slices
handful of parsley chopped
juice of 1 lemon
1 clove garlic minced
1 teaspoon sugar
salt and pepper to taste
2-3 tablespoons EVOO
2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
toasted pita bread torn (optional)
feta cheese to crumble on top (optional)


Combine the cuckes, tomato, chickpeas, olives, scallions, and parsley in a bowl.

Whisk lemon juice, garlic, sugar, salt, and pepper. Drizzle EVOO into lemon mixture while whisking. Stir in mint. Adjust seasonings to taste.

Toss salad with vinaigrette and toasted pita and feta (if using). Serve at room temp.
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Old 07-19-2006, 01:12 PM   #8
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Greek Cucumber Salad

1 cup cucumber diced
1 cup tomato chopped
3/4 can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1/4 cup kalamata olives sliced
3-6 scallions slices
handful of parsley chopped
juice of 1 lemon
1 clove garlic minced
1 teaspoon sugar
salt and pepper to taste
2-3 tablespoons EVOO
2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
toasted pita bread torn (optional)
feta cheese to crumble on top (optional)


Combine the cuckes, tomato, chickpeas, olives, scallions, and parsley in a bowl.

Whisk lemon juice, garlic, sugar, salt, and pepper. Drizzle EVOO into lemon mixture while whisking. Stir in mint. Adjust seasonings to taste.

Toss salad with vinaigrette and toasted pita and feta (if using). Serve at room temp.
This sounds delish, GB. Copied and saved. Thank you.
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Old 07-19-2006, 01:14 PM   #9
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It is one if my favorites Mish. I hope you like it as much as I do. This is one of Kitchenelfs favorites also.
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How about stuffing them with cream cheese??
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