In a tizzy with leftover cucumbers? I have a few suggestions for you!
Cucumber Tea Sandwiches
Pretend you will be hosting the Royal Princess to high tea and make some simple cucumber sandwiches using a cream cheese spread of choice, little mayo, crustless bread, and peeled and seeded thinly sliced cucumber. Be authentic and use English cucumbers which do not require seeding. Season gracefully with sea salt and freshly ground pepper.
Easy salad with very few ingredients, topped with sliced cucumber. Cooked and cooled pasta, diced tomato, fresh basil chiffonade, a splash of balsamic vinegar, good quality olive oil, sea salt and pepper.
A Cool Drink
Cucumber with melon blended drink, spiked with fresh ginger. (Feel free to add vodka or tequila)
2 cups seedless watermelon, diced
1/2 cucumber, peeled and seeded
1 tsp minced ginger root
juice of 1 lime
Cucumber Yogurt Sauce
Not just for ethnic foods, whip up a sauce for your BBQ chicken tacos!
3/4 cup finely diced cucumber
1/4 cup finely diced red onion
juice of half a key lime or tsp or so lemon
sea salt (to taste)
pepper (to taste)
2 -3 tbsp plain yogurt (drained) or greek yogurt
1 tbsp cilantro, finely chopped