Here are five delicious and different ways to add flavor to cucumbers.
Ways to Prepare Cucumbers: Mix in Fresh Dill and Buttermilk
A refreshing way to prepare cucumbers is by enhancing their natural flavor with dill and buttermilk. Here is a delicious recipe I’ve tried from Epicurious. Recently I’ve been using Gourmet Garden’s fresh squeeze dill tube. They’re a little pricey when they aren’t on clearance but worth the investment since they herbs taste fresh and delicious. It is nice to avoid the hassle of having to constantly chop up ingredients.
Ways to Prepare Cucumbers: The Mexican Way
My family is Mexican so I grew up on chili and spicy food. It is very popular in Mexico to season fruits and vegetables with chili, lime, and salt. Most special chili seasonings are found in the ethnic aisle of your local grocery store. Tajin’s chili seasoning is probably the most common variety you’ll see. It is a dry powder that you can use to prepare cucumbers. Then squeeze fresh lime juice and sprinkle them with salt. If you don’t like your dishes to be too spicy, omit the chili powder from the recipe. The lime and salt will make them taste good as well.
Ways to Prepare Cucumbers: With Lemon and Mint
One of the most refreshing ways to prepare cucumbers is to add fresh squeezed lemon and freshly chopped mint. In the summer, minty cucumbers make a delicious treat. Since cucumbers already tend to be cold as it is the mint and lemon make them taste even colder. Mix the juice of one lemon with two tablespoons of chopped mint. Drizzle the mixture evenly over one sliced and peeled cucumber.
Ways to Prepare Cucumbers: Use Pesto Sauce
One of the ways I like to add flavor to a cucumber is by using Classico’s Basil Sauce and Spread. It holds up well in the fridge and it is so easy for me to just spoon out just the right amount . The pesto adds a delicious dimension of flavor.
Ways to Prepare Cucumbers: Drizzle With Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar
When I am in a hurry I like to just quickly drizzle olive oil and balsamic vinegar over cucumbers. I then add a bit of fresh ground pepper and salt. It is fast and easy to prepare.