RECIPE: Looking for cucumber recipes

hibiscusfan zone5-Northwest OhioAugust 9, 2009

I have alot of cucumbers this year and would like some easy recipes.

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ltcollins1949

I like this one a lot.

CUCUMBER SALAD

1 cucumber, halved, seeded and thinly sliced
½ cup thinly sliced onions
1/8 cup rice vinegar
2 cloves minced garlic
1 tablespoon mirin
1 tablespoon soy sauce
½ teaspoon wasabi
Chopped fresh dill
Salt and Pepper to taste

Toss all ingredients together. Served chilled.

I've never tried this one, but I found it a long time ago and thought that it looked good.

Recipe via Meal-Master (tm) v8.02
Title: CUCUMBER & FENNEL WITH ORANGE-MINT DRESSING
Categories: Salads, Appetizers, Vegetables
Yield: 6 servings
-----------------------------------SALAD-----------------------------------
1 Cucumber, peeled, halved,
-- seeded & diced
1 sm Fennel bulb, trimmed &
-- finely slivered
1 Granny Smith apple, cored,
-- quartered & sliced
2 ts Lemon juice
2 tb Walnuts, chopped & toasted

--------------------------------VINAIGRETTE--------------------------------
2 tb Orange juice
2 tb Walnut oil
1 tb Fresh mint
1 tb Cilantro, chopped
1/8 ts Paprika, sweet or hot
Salt & pepper
SALAD: Combine salad ingredients, except walnuts, in a serving bowl &
gently mix.

VINAIGRETTE: In a small bowl, whisk all ingredients until emulsified.
Season with salt & pepper & pour over salad. Serve immediately or
marinate, covered, in the fridge for 1 to 2 hours. Toss before serving &
garnish with toasted nuts.

Yamuna Devi, "Yamuna's Table"

    Bookmark   August 9, 2009 at 12:41PM
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annova914

I can't remember where I found this recipe but we love it.

Thai Cucumber Salad

3/4 cup distilled white vinegar
1/3 cup superfine sugar
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
1/4 tsp Kosher salt
2-1/4 lbs English cucumbers washed & not peeled
1/4 cup chopped red onions
1/4 cup chopped salted roasted peanuts

In large bowl combine the vinegar, sugar, red pepper flakes and salt. Stir until the sugar is dissolved. Set aside.

Score the cucumbers with a fork and then cut them into 1/4" slices. Stack the slices and cut into quarters. Add the cucumbers and chopped red onions to the bowl of salad dressing and toss well. Cover and refrigerate for 1-4 hours, stirring occasionally.

Just before serving, add the chopped peanuts. Toss the salad once more and serve in small individual bowls.

Good with pork dishes. Can substitute rice vinegar which is a bit less sharp. Serves 10-12.

The following is a family recipe that we've used for years:

Cucumber Salad

1 lb cucumber or 1 English cucumber
1/2 cup white vinegar
1-1/4 cups water
1 cup sugar
Finely chopped parsley

Dissolve sugar in vinegar and water. Pour over thinly sliced cucumbers in Mason jar. Add parsley and refrigerate a couple of hours.

    Bookmark   August 9, 2009 at 4:32PM
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perceptor

How exciting, I wish had fresh cucumbers from my garden as well. Here is a great recipe that I thought I'd share, it uses Ranch dressing and fresh Mozzarella Cheese. If you have tomatoes from your garden it would make a great addition to the salad.

Mediterranean Panzanella Salad

Ingredients:
1/2 cup KRAFT Ranch Dressing
1/2 tsp. curry powder
6 oz. POLLY-O Fresh Mozzarella Cheese, drained, chopped
1 cup sliced peeled cucumbers
1/2 cup small pitted ripe olives
1/4 cup chopped red onions
3 medium radishes, sliced
1 bag (10 oz.) torn mixed salad greens
1 pita bread, toasted, cut into bite-size pieces

Directions:
MIX dressing and curry powder until well blended.
COMBINE cheese, cucumbers, olives, onions and radishes in large bowl. Add dressing mixture; mix lightly.
ADD greens and pita pieces just before serving; toss to coat.

For nutritional information:http://www.kraftfoods.com/kf/recipes/mediterranean-panzanella-salad-55838.aspx

    Bookmark   August 10, 2009 at 1:47PM
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kathleenca

I had collected these ideas from the Kitchen Table.

Cucumbers sliced thinly, seasoned with s&p, champagne or white wine vinegar, tarragon, and a pinch of sugar. Sometimes I add sour cream to the mix. lorijean44

Drizzle cucumbers with a little olive oil and balsamic vinegar and crumble some feta cheese over them. kframe19

Very thinly sliced cucumbers and onions with a dressing of cider vinegar, sugar, s & p and chopped fresh dill.
I also like to mix thinly sliced onions, tomatoes, green pepper, cucumbers and chopped basil with a dressing of olive oil, wine vinegar, granulated garlic, and s & p. ruthana

    Bookmark   August 10, 2009 at 7:24PM
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cuffs054

Peel and seed your cukes. Cut into good size pieces. Place in strainer with a sliced onion and salt liberally. Let drain hour or so. Toss cukes and onion with fresh dill and sour cream. Taste for salt and pepper.

    Bookmark   August 11, 2009 at 11:36AM
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ltcollins1949

My mother-in-law used to fry them up like fried green tomatoes. She sliced them lengthwise, dredged then in seasoned flour and then fried them in bacon drippings. I know that fried green tomatoes generally are dredged in cornmeal, so you could do them with it too.

    Bookmark   August 11, 2009 at 5:41PM
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