July 19, 2010

 

Cucumbers & Mint

cucumbers & mint
Not long ago I posted a Cucumber Mint Granita.  I liked the flavor combination so much I used it again in this simple recipe.  It’s a great way to use cucumbers from your garden, and it only needs a little bit of mint.  If you don’t have mint of your own (it’s very easy to grow, but can also spread to places where you don’t want it), see if a neighbor has a little you can pick.  About 15 - 20 medium sized leaves is plenty.  Of course, you can buy cucumbers and mint at the store too.

I made this to take to a celiac support group meeting recently and it was a hit.  My family liked it too.  It keeps for a while in your frig and becomes more like pickles as it sits.

The ingredient amounts aren’t very important.  Use as much or little as you like.  I used a small amount of rice vinegar, but you could substitute apple cider vinegar and/or  use a little more if you are fond of vinegar.  You can also peel the cucumbers or leave the skin on if it is tender.  I have done it both ways and both were good.

Cucumbers & Mint Salad

Combine all ingredients and chill.

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Linda, my grandma's mint used to grow like wildfire all over her garden. She would make a cucumber salad very similar (I think she also added some fresh dill and a pinch of sugar). This reminds me so much of her. Had totally forgotten about this salad. Yum! This is perfect for summer!
 
I bet this tastes really fresh. Love this combo.
 
This sounds good. I already do the cukes with vinegar, but I think it would be a good way to use some of my mint. Now if they would just hurry up and grow!
 
Yum! Thanks for the recipe and linking up to Tempt My Tummy Tuesday.
 
Tasty! I bet its very refreshing and light. Perfect if you happen to be experiencing this crazy heat and humidity! :)

~Aubree Cherie
 
A refreshing dish!

Very tasty looking!
 
I love cucumbers and mint. So refreshing together. This sounds excellent.
 
Sounds great!
Thanks for linking up!
~Liz
 
This sounds so perfectly summery ;)
YUM!
 

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