You can make this refreshing meal without even turning on the oven or stove top. Float pre-cooked shrimp on a bowl of gazpacho made heartier with earthy beets. Look for vacuum-packed cooked beets in the produce section of supermarkets.
A simple swap is all it takes to reimagine panzanella. This Italian summer salad usually features cubes of day-old rustic bread and tomatoes, tossed with basil leaves and a simple vinaigrette. But slices of ripe, juicy peaches in place of, or in addition to, the tomatoes bring a different (but entirely welcome) sweetness to the mix.
Cucumbers peak in the summer. Several types of cucumbers are available: short; stout pickling; spiny slicing; long, thin Asian types; seedless; and a number of novelty kinds, including egg-shaped, yellow, and white.
We've given this creamy cucumber salad recipe a healthy update. But it's still so good, you won't even notice! Reduced-fat sour cream (in place of full-fat) lowers the calorie count without losing taste.
Skip the artificial flavors and instead try cucumber water with this easy and simple recipe. Cucumber adds more zest to your water, making it easier to get the hydration you need. Serve cucumber water to keep guests cool and refreshed.