Monday, June 2, 2014

Cool as a Cucumber Recipes

 It is hot outside! My pita is more fiery then normal so I have been eating lots of cucumbers to help me cool down and come back into balance. Here are some recipes I have been playing with.

Cucumber Tomato Mint Salad
  • cucumbers, peeled and diced
  • vine-ripe tomatoes
  • 1/2 an onion, diced
  • crushed garlic (optional)
  • sea salt and pepper, to taste
  • organic extra virgin olive oil, to taste
  • fresh lemon juice, to taste (or raw apple cider vinegar, coconut vinegar, or Kombucha)
  • dried mint, a few generous pinches (more if fresh)
Toss all ingredients together in a salad bowl.

Cucumber Yogurt Salad
  • 1/2 cup fresh yogurt
  • 1/2 cup grated cucumber
  • black pepper, to taste
  • rock salt, to taste
  • 1 tbsp. finely chopped cilantro
Whisk all ingredients together enjoy at cool or room temperature.

Cucumber Beet Salad
  • 1 roasted beet
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1/2 a handfull of finely chopped fresh mint and fresh parsley
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • Pinch of Salt
  • Pinch of black pepper
Roast the beet (Wash the beet – leaving the skin on, rub with olive oil and wrap in paper foil. Place in the oven, and bake for about 30 to 50 minutes at 425 F until tender.) Peel/ chop beet and cucumber, mix them in bowl with other ingredients. Serve chilled or at room temp.

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