5 cucumber recipes to cool off on hot days




Cucumber is an ideal vegetable for all seasons of the year, but in summer, thanks to its high water content, it can be very refreshing. Indispensable for salads if you want to make a satisfying dish but also rich in mineral salts.

In salads it is perfect, but you can also incorporate it into your recipes Baked au gratin, in creams or light sauces. This June 14, the International cucumber day, a date to claim the health benefits of this fruit and appreciate its great versatility in the kitchen. We honor the cucumber with a selection of recipes featuring cucumber, light and crunchy, perfect for winter dayslor.

cold cucumber soup recipe

The tower twins They advise us to prepare a delicious recipe in which the cucumbers are combined with the peel of the apple because it brings vitamins and gives color to this soup. In addition, to give creaminess to the soup, they recommend adding yogurt or replacing it with cream.

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ingredients Preparation
  • 3 cucumbers
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 2 shallots
  • 2 green apples
  • 1 jalapeno
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin
  • 150 g of yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
  • mint (to taste)
  • Cucumber flower (to taste)
  • pepper (to taste)
  • virgin olive oil
  1. Peel the cucumber and cut it into balls using a Parisian spoon. Reserve the remaining cucumber.
  2. Julienne the shallot and garlic and quarter the jalapeño pepper.
  3. Brown the shallot, garlic and a quarter of the pepper in a pan with olive oil.
  4. Cut the apples into quarters.
  5. In a blender glass, chop the shallot, garlic, pepper, remaining cucumber, apple cubes, apple cider vinegar, cumin, yogurt, water, pepper and olive oil.
  6. Pass the chopped ingredients through a colander.
  7. Store the cream and cucumber balls in the refrigerator for 20 minutes.
  8. Put the cream and cucumber balls in a deep plate. Place the chopped mint, cucumber flowers and a drizzle of olive oil on top of the cream.

Tataki and pickled cucumber

Sergio Fernandez He proposes us to exploit the cucumber with a express pickle in three steps:

  1. Cut the cucumber Very fine Julienne
  2. We add to bowl of vinegar and add the same amount of salt and sugar.
  3. Add the cucumber strips and let them marinate. 15 minutes.

Surely you got cucumber with a tomato in a salad. But … can you imagine getting it hot?

Sergio also shows us how to make a very simple and tasty appetizer: a fake cucumber tataki.

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ingredients Preparation
  • Cucumber
  • salt
  • Oil
  • Sesame seeds
  1. Peel the cucumber and cut it into a square, as if it were a prism
  2. Brown in a pan on all 4 sides.
  3. We will not put oil and the pan is very hot.
  4. We add the salt and cover it with oil.
  5. We cover it with sesame seeds and thus we will get a fake cucumber tataki.

Cucumber rolls with vegetable pate

the vegan chef Virginia Garciaoffers us a aperitif very creative: some cucumber rolls with vegetable pate.

Vegetarian menu: why is the recipe for cucumber rolls with vegetable pate nutritionally healthy?

All homemade! It will only take you about 20 minutes to make these rolls.

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ingredients Preparation
  • 2-3 long cucumbers
  • 1/2 cup of hummus
  • 1/2 cup of pepper hummus
  • 1/2 cup of black olive pate
  • Other vegetable pâtés you like
  1. Wash the cucumbers and cut them in half lengthwise.
  2. From these halves cut very thin slices (they can be done with a potato peeler or a mandolin).
  3. Spread a couple of tablespoons of pate on each cucumber slice and roll it up.
  4. You can prick it with a toothpick so that they remain tightly closed. Serve cold.
  5. Cucumber rolls can be stuffed with any vegetable pate we like or with homemade potato creams. We can also stuff them with strips of fine vegetables such as lettuce, beets, carrots or bean sprouts.
  6. Tip: Use different flavors and intervals for more color and variety.
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ingredients Preparation
  • 2-3 long cucumbers
  • 1/2 cup of hummus
  • 1/2 cup of pepper hummus
  • 1/2 cup of black olive pate
  • Other vegetable pâtés you like
  1. Wash the cucumbers and cut them in half lengthwise.
  2. From these halves cut very thin slices (they can be done with a potato peeler or a mandolin).
  3. Spread a couple of tablespoons of pate on each cucumber slice and roll it up.
  4. You can prick it with a toothpick so that they remain tightly closed. Serve cold.
  5. Cucumber rolls can be stuffed with any vegetable pate we like or with homemade potato creams. We can also stuff them with strips of fine vegetables such as lettuce, beets, carrots or bean sprouts.
  6. Tip: Use different flavors and intervals for more color and variety.

the cook Virginia Garcia It also teaches us how to do the homemade vegetable pate wearing out chickpeas and PeppersIt’s easy, you just have to mix and grind. Other pate version, can be with black olives.

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ingredients Preparation
  • 1 can of cooked chickpeas (400 g)
  • 2 tablespoons of tahini (sesame paste)
  • 3 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of sweet paprika
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • ½ teaspoon of cumin
  • A pinch of water if necessary
  • For the pepper hummus:
  • 1 cup of plain hummus
  • ½ cup chopped piquillo peppers
  1. Chickpea hummus: beat all the ingredients together until you have a spreadable paté.
  2. For the pepper hummus: beat all the ingredients until you get a smooth paté.

Cucumber and basil gazpacho recipe

Another perfect way to get cucumber is to make a gazpacho you don’t miss cucumber and basil. The color is not the usual but we are sure that the fantastic taste of her will surprise you, do not stay without trying it!

Cucumber and basil gazpacho recipe

ingredients Preparation
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  • 2 clean cucumbers (they can be peeled, but Marta prefers to wash the skin very well and not remove it to take advantage of all the food matrix and add more fiber to the recipe)
  • 200 g of fresh cheese
  • 1/2 clove of garlic
  • The leaves of a nice bunch of basil
  • 200 ml of extra virgin olive oil
  • White wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar
  • salt
  • 1 pack of serrano ham
  1. Mash everything very well with a food processor or blender and eat fresh and delicious
  2. For the basil oil, blend 150 ml of extra virgin olive oil with a sprig of basil
  3. For the crispy ham, arrange the slices of ham tightly between two baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Bake at 180 degrees for 10 minutes until they are very crunchy

yogurt and cucumber sauce

To accompany meat or fish, the nutricocinera, Marta Verona, we propose in Knowing how to livea very good sauce made from cucumbers and yoghurt. You just need these ingredients:

  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 bunch of cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon of grated fresh ginger
  • teaspoon of tahini (ground sesame paste, you can buy it in any large supermarket)
  • 1 squeeze of lime

To make this sauce, you just have to chop all the solid ingredients and mix them with the yogurt. To have fun!

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