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English cucumbers

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Gravlax on Cucumbers with Chive Yogurt

Time:15 mins

Cucumber-Mint Yogurt Dip

Time:10 mins
Other Ideas:
Appetizers, Dips, Greek yogurt, Mint

Rotelle with Onions, Cucumbers, and Herbs

Time:45 mins
  • 6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 3 pounds Vidalia or other sweet onions, sliced crosswise into 1/2-inch-thick rounds
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 pound rotelle (wagon-wheel pasta)
  • 1/2 English cucumber or 2 Persian cucumbers, unpeeled, very thinly sliced crosswise (about 1 cup)
  • 2 cups packed fresh herbs, such as mint, tarragon, basil, and parsley, leaves torn into pieces if large
  • 1/4 cup Champagne vinegar

Broiled Fish with Summer Salad

Time:15 mins

Asian Noodle Salad with Peanuts and Mint

Time:20 mins

Shrimp Summer Rolls

Time:1 hour
  • 1 pound medium shrimp (about 30), in shells
  • 8 ounces rice vermicelli (rice-stick noodles)
  • 1 small head Napa cabbage, halved, cored, and thinly sliced 5 medium carrots, cut into 1/8-inch-thick, 3-inch-long matchsticks
  • 1 English cucumber or 4 Persian cucumbers, cut into 1/2-inch-thick, 5-inch-long wedges
  • 6 scallions, dark-green tops only (reserve white and pale-green parts for Mango Salad)
  • 1 bunch Thai or Italian basil
  • 1 package spring-roll skins (banh trang)
  • Peanut Dipping Sauce, for serving
  • Sambal oelek (Indonesian chili paste) or spicy chili sauce, for serving

Tuscan Bread Salad

  • 10 ounces day-old country bread, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 pound cooked cannellini beans (5 1/2 ounces dried beans)
  • 20 fresh basil leaves, torn
  • 8 anchovy fillets, rinsed and chopped (optional)
  • 4 scallions, white and green parts, sliced thinly on the bias
  • 3 medium heirloom tomatoes, seeded and sliced
  • 1 English cucumber, peeled, seeded, and thinly sliced crosswise
  • 1 yellow or red bell pepper, seeded and sliced into thin strips
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh marjoram
  • 1/2 cup red-wine vinegar
  • 2/3 cup olive oil, plus more to taste
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  • 1 cup bulgur (cracked wheat)
  • 2 medium tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 1 long seedless cucumber, peeled, seeded, and cut into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 1 cup finely chopped scallions, green and white parts
  • 1 cup finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh mint
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • Coarse kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Cucumber and Mint Cocktail