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Cucumber meals

heather9986hgheather9986hg Member Posts: 19 Member Member Posts: 19 Member
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I have a bunch of cucumbers since my friend gave me so many. What are some good easy recipes that use cucumbers?
What about cottage cheese?
Thanks

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  • EvamuttEvamutt Member Posts: 1,698 Member Member Posts: 1,698 Member
    my mom's cucumber salad that I still make:peel & slice very thin cucumbers, I use 2-3 large ones. Put in bowl & drench with salt to get moisture out. After about 15minutes rinse off salt & squeeze out extra water, put in bowl. To bowl add fresh crushed garlic to taste (we like a lot 6-7) add salt, pepper, add white vinegar & water ratio about 2 parts vinegar to 1 part water, add a regular size tub of sour cream. let sit for couple hours before eating. The longer you have it, the better it gets. enjoy
  • k8eekinsk8eekins Member Posts: 2,244 Member Member Posts: 2,244 Member
    Was about to suggest cucumber salad which is one of my Summer favourites, but Eva's beat me to it, so I'm left with recommending you cold cucumber soups, preferably Russian.

  • xelsooxelsoo Member Posts: 175 Member Member Posts: 175 Member
    I love this Japanese-inspired spicy cucumber salad, plus it's fresh and pretty healthy.

    https://melaniecooks.com/sesame-cucumber-salad/13144/

    I also use cucumbers as sticks to eat dips such as hummus, fresh cheese dip, roasted red pepper dip...
  • acpgeeacpgee Member Posts: 5,079 Member Member Posts: 5,079 Member
    This is one of my favourite cucumber salads, though I replace the fish sauce for a little instant dashi powder.

    If you get tired of salad, the Chinese stir fry cucumber with ground pork or prawns and garlic.

    https://www.seriouseats.com/2015/05/how-to-stir-fry-cucumbers.html

    Cucumber soup, gazpacho, pickles, greek salad.
  • BarbaraHelen2013BarbaraHelen2013 Member Posts: 1,111 Member Member Posts: 1,111 Member
    I’d second the stir fried cucumbers above. I love them cooked that way!

    Honestly, though, I’ve been known to eat cucumbers like apples, so I’d probably just do that if I had a glut! 😂
  • aries68mcaries68mc Member Posts: 168 Member Member Posts: 168 Member
    Agree with cucumber salad, I keep it simple and usually make it with cucumbers, tomatoes, red onions and a little zesty italian dressing. I also use them in tossed salads and will also sometimes infuse them in water for drinking.
  • sharondesfor935sharondesfor935 Member Posts: 87 Member Member Posts: 87 Member
    Raita or tzatziki.
  • acpgeeacpgee Member Posts: 5,079 Member Member Posts: 5,079 Member
    I remember being at a fancy restaurant once where they served cucumber granita.

    https://drizzleanddip.com/2016/04/11/oysters-with-spicy-cucumber-lime-granita/

    I would probably toss in some vodka which would help to deter large ice crystals from forming.
  • just_Tomekjust_Tomek Member Posts: 9,172 Member Member Posts: 9,172 Member
    Grill them. Not kidding.
    Ever had grilled watermelon?
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