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English cucumbers

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Shaved-Cucumber Salad

Ingredients
  • 6 Lebanese or Japanese cucumbers, sliced 1/8 inch thick (or substitute 2 English cucumbers), unpeeled
  • 1 tablespoon coarse sea salt
  • 1/2 cup white-wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon white peppercorns, crushed
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
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Shrimp Pasta Salad with Cucumber and Dill

Time:20 mins
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Mini Greek Lamb Burgers

Time:35 mins
Ingredients
  • 1/2 English cucumber, peeled, seeded, and grated (3/4 cup)
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground lamb
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt, preferably whole milk yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 small onion, minced (1/4 cup)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh mint
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano, or 1 teaspoon dried
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • Salt and pepper
  • Salt and pepper
  • 4 pieces pita bread (6 inches each)
  • Iceberg lettuce, for serving
  • 2 medium beefsteak tomatoes, sliced, for serving
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Tomato, Cucumber, and Pickled-Onion Salad

Ingredients
  • 1 small red onion, halved lengthwise, thinly sliced crosswise (about 1 cup)
  • 3 tablespoons red-wine vinegar
  • 6 ripe medium tomatoes, cored and cut into wedges
  • 1 English cucumber, partially peeled lengthwise to create stripes, then cut crosswise into 1/2-inch-thick slices, larger pieces halved
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup packed fresh basil, larger leaves torn
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
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Cucumber, Cantaloupe, and Squash Salad

Time:25 mins
Ingredients
  • 1 cup plain whole-milk yogurt
  • Finely grated zest of 1 lime
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 3 yellow summer squashes (about 1 pound), unpeeled
  • 1 English cucumber (about 10 ounces), unpeeled
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons unseasoned rice-wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/4 large cantaloupe, rind removed
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Honeydew-Cucumber Mojito

Other Ideas:
Honeydew, Mojitos
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Yogurt Dipping Sauce for Saffron Chicken Wings

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Cucumber and Jicama Slaw

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Pickled Cucumber Salad

Other Ideas:
Salads, Side dishes
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Toasted Bread Salad

Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 3 tablespoons rice-wine vinegar
  • 5 tablespoons safflower oil
  • 1 pound country-style bread, crust removed and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 English cucumber, halved lengthwise and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, very finely chopped (optional)
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, coarsely chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, seeds removed and finely chopped
  • 2 cups arugula
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
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