5 cool cucumber recipes to beat the summers
Who said cucumbers only go well with salads? You can also use them in various dishes for that fresh flavor and added crunch. These hydrating vegetables are perfect for summers due to their high water content. They not only detoxify your body but are also great for your skin health. Here are five refreshing recipes using cucumbers to beat the summer heat.
This chilled cucumber soup recipe topped with crunchy croutons is ideal for summers. Blend fresh cucumbers. Add mint, salt, garlic, yogurt, pepper, lemon juice to it and mix well. Refrigerate the mixture. To prepare the croutons, shallow fry small bread cubes and coat them with parmesan cheese. Garnish the chilled soup with chopped cucumbers, croutons, mint leaves, and a drizzle of olive oil. Enjoy!
This refreshing cucumber cheesecake recipe is delicious and blends some unique flavors. Make a base using crushed biscuits with butter, cheese, lemon rind, and let it set. Beat the cucumber along with curd. Add sugar, lemon rind, egg yolks, gelatin, whipped cream, mint, garlic to it. Layer the mixture over the biscuit base and refrigerate for six-eight hours. Garnish with cucumbers and serve chilled.
This cucumber sandwich recipe is completely made using cucumbers with no carbohydrates which makes it a healthy dish. Cut the cucumbers in half and scoop out the seeds. Spread mayonnaise inside them. Fill one side with lettuce, cheese, chicken salami, and tomato slices. Spread a chicken salami slice on the other empty cucumber boat and place it over the first half. Enjoy!
This sesame cucumber noodles recipe is unique and quite easy to make. It's refreshing, light, and is perfect for weight loss as well. First, spiralize fresh cucumbers using a spiral slicer or a Y-shaped vegetable peeler. Then drizzle some soy sauce, sriracha, rice vinegar, sesame oil onto the cucumber noodles and toss them well. Garnish with toasted white sesame seeds and serve chilled.
This cucumber ice cream infused with light and subtle flavors is just what you need on a hot summer's afternoon. Refrigerate cucumber puree for one hour. Mix the chilled puree with condensed milk, dry ginger powder, honey, mint essence, and heavy cream. Refrigerate for another hour. Add salt, lemon juice and refrigerate again. Then beat for five minutes, refrigerate for six hours and enjoy.