Quick-Poached Shrimp and Sautéed Cucumber With Chile and Mint
While cucumber isn’t the protagonist of this 45-minute weeknight dinner, it’s a crucial ingredient in pulling it all together. Spice it up with chile and cool it down with mint, all while adding the crunch of the cucumber.
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Cucumber and Goat Cheese Sandwiches
Step aside, PB&J. While these sandwiches look deluxe, they require just 5 ingredients and take 10 minutes to construct. Cucumbers, walnuts and watercress maintain their bite, while balanced out by the creaminess of the goat cheese.
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Cucumbers With Fried and Pickled Shallots
Rice vinegar gives the cucumbers a lightly pickled flavor, complemented by crispy shallots that taste just like onion rings. Plus, you can whip this crowd-pleasing side up in just 30 minutes.
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Cucumber, Agave, and Mint Pops
Nothing screams summer like a refreshing batch of ice pops. Simply puree all 5 ingredients to create the sweet mixture, then freeze until firm and ready to serve. Cucumber’s mild flavor is the ingredient you didn’t know you needed in your pops.
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Cucumber-Avocado Soup With Prosciutto Toasts
Cucumber and avocado are the two mean, green machines that create a smooth soup base. This soup is made perfect by the coolness of the cucumber, making it a refreshing 15-minute meal on a scorching summer day.
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