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Healthy, Nutritious, Delicious, and Refreshing: Cucumber Recipes!

Try these delicious low-calorie cucumber recipes. You may have tried them in a salad, and you may have also tried them as a face mask with them, or to relieve puffy eyes, but have you tried the dip cucumber recipe or a recipe for cucumber soup?

Cucumber Recipes: Dip

Cucumber Yogurt Dip

  • Servings: 6
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Lemon and dill combined with low-fat yogurt make this a flavorful and healthy dip. Serve it with your favorite vegetables.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup carrots (baby)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup sour cream (non-fat)
  • 2 cups yogurt (plain, low-fat)
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 1 garlic clove (chopped)
  • 2 cucumbers (medium, peeled, seeded, and grated)
  • 1 tablespoon dill (fresh)
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes

Directions

  1. 1. Peel, seed, and grate one cucumber. Slice other cucumber and set aside.
  1. 2. Mix yogurt, grated cucumber, sour cream, lemon juice, dill, and garlic in a serving bowl. Chill for 1 hour.
  1. 3. Arrange tomatoes, cucumbers, broccoli, and carrots on a colorful platter. Serve with cucumber dip.

Notes: Watch how to make this kid-friendly recipe on YouTube.

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Cucumber Recipes: Mango Cucumber Soup

Mango Cucumber Soup

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Sweet, ripe mangoes are the basis for this refreshing and quick chilled summer soup. It’s a no-stove recipe that’s perfect when outdoor temperatures rise.

Ingredients

  • 1 English cucumber (divided)
  • 2 ripe mangoes (divided)
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, finely diced (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2-6 oz. containers plain, non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped cilantro
  • 1 lime, juiced

  • Directions

    1. 1. Peel and pit the mango, and cut all but one half of it into chunks. Chill the remaining mango half for use with garnish.
    1. 2. Slice a 1/4 of the cucumber and chill for use with garnish. Coarsely chop remaining 3/4 of the cucumber.
    1. 3. Place chopped mango, cucumber, onion, and pepper (optional) in blender or food processor with lime juice and water. Purée until smooth.
    1. 4. Blend in yogurt. Chill until ready to serve.
    1. 5. About 15-30 minutes before serving, prepare garnish. Dice chilled mango half, removing peel and pit; dice remaining cucumber. Mix mango and cucumber dices with cilantro. To serve, top bowls of soup with garnish.



    Notes:

    Serving Suggestions: Serve with a glass of 100% apple juice.


    Cucumber Recipes: Cucumber Salad with Tomatoes

    Cucumber Salad with Tomatoes

    • Servings: 4
    • Difficulty: Easy
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    Fresh tomatoes and cucumbers make this couscous salad a summer time treat.

    Ingredients

    – 2 cups cucumber (diced)
    – 1/4 cup onion (chopped sweet)
    – 1 cup tomato (seeded and diced)
    – 2 teaspoons dill weed (chopped dried or fresh)
    – 1/2 cup Italian salad dressing, low-fat
    – 2 cups couscous or rice, cooked

    Directions

    1. 1. Wash hands.
    1. 2. Toss together the cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, couscous (or rice), dill, and salad dressing.
    1. 3. Chill for 1 hour.
    1. 4. Serve.


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    So, if you haven’t tried cucumbers in a while, try a cucumber recipe. You are in for a wonderful treat. Try adding a few slices to your next salad or cut them into spears and try with a dip. You might be surprised at how refreshing they are!

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