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English cucumbers

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Cucumber Salad

Time:10 mins
Ingredients
  • 1/3 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon poppy seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 2 English cucumbers, (about 1 pound each), halved lengthwise, seeded, and thinly sliced crosswise
  • 1 medium red onion, halved, thinly sliced
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Cucumber Salad

Time:10 mins
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 3/4 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 pinch of ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon red-pepper flakes
  • 1/8 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 English cucumber, unpeeled and thinly sliced
  • 3 scallions, thinly sliced crosswise
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Asparagus Panzanella

Ingredients
  • 1 pound medium asparagus
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 seedless cucumber, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch wedges
  • 8 cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 2 small tomatoes, such as red, Green Zebra, or yellow, each cut into 8 wedges
  • 1 medium red onion, cut into 1/4-inch-thick wedges
  • 3/4 cup Kalamata olives, pitted
  • 1/4 cup capers, drained
  • 6 one-half-inch-thick slices country-style bread, crust on, torn into 1-inch chunks
  • 2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
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Sauteed Cucumbers

Time:25 mins
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White Gazpacho

Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups whole Spanish Marcona almonds, salted (or blanched whole salted almonds), plus 1/4 cup chopped, for garnish
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 shallot, peeled
  • 2 cups seedless English or Kirby cucumber, peeled and chopped, plus 1/2 cup small cucumber balls, formed with a small melon baller, for garnish
  • 2 cups seedless green grapes, plus 1/4 cup, thinly sliced, for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill, plus 2 tablespoons, for garnish
  • 1 1/2 cups homemade vegetable or chicken stock, or store-bought low-sodium vegetable stock or chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon sherry-wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons dry Spanish sherry, such as Manzanilla or Amontillado
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Tomatillo Mary

Time:2 hours 20 mins
Ingredients
  • 1 pound tomatillos, husked, rinsed, and chopped
  • 1 medium English cucumber, peeled and chopped
  • 1 jalapeno chile, seeded and chopped
  • 3/4 cup cold water
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice (from 2 limes), plus 1 lime wedge
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • Coarse salt
  • Cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup chilled vodka
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Smooth Tomato Gazpacho

Time:1 hour
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds tomatoes (about 4), cored and coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 English cucumber, peeled, seeded, and coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1 small garlic clove
  • 2 ounces blanched almonds (scant 1/2 cup), toasted
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
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Vegetable Bibimbap

Time:45 mins
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups long-grain white rice
  • 5 ounces baby spinach (5 cups)
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 3 carrots, cut into thin matchsticks
  • 1 garlic clove, thinly sliced
  • 4 scallions, white and green parts separated and thinly sliced
  • 3/4 pound shiitake mushrooms, trimmed, thinly sliced
  • 1 English cucumber, cut into thin matchsticks
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 4 large eggs
  • 4 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
  • Sriracha sauce, for serving
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Grilled Fish with Spicy Cantaloupe-Cucumber Salad

Time:30 mins
Ingredients
  • Vegetable oil, for grill and brushing
  • 4 skin-on, firm white-fleshed fish fillets, such as striped bass or mahimahi (1 1/4 pounds total)
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 English cucumber, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cantaloupe, peeled, seeded, flesh thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 small red or green jalapeno, halved lengthwise, seeded, and thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon minced peeled fresh ginger
  • 1/4 cup torn fresh mint leaves
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Cucumber-Lemon Gin

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