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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 a face mask with them, or to relieve puffy eyes, but have you tried these 3 delicious cucumber recipes?

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.

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Ingredients

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

Directions

  1. 1. Peel, seed, and grate one cucumber. Slice other cucumber and set aside.
  2. 2. Mix yogurt, grated cucumber, sour cream, lemon juice, dill, and garlic in a serving bowl. Chill for 1 hour.
  3. 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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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.

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Ingredients

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

  • 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.
    2. 2. Slice a 1/4 of the cucumber and chill for use with garnish. Coarsely chop remaining 3/4 of the cucumber.
    3. 3. Place chopped mango, cucumber, onion, and pepper (optional) in blender or food processor with lime juice and water. Purée until smooth.
    4. 4. Blend in yogurt. Chill until ready to serve.
    5. 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 Salad with Tomatoes

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

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    Ingredients

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

    Directions

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


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    If you haven’t tried cucumbers in awhile, try adding some to your next salad or cutting them into spears with a dip. You might be surprised at how refreshing they are!

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