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Ifailed Sun 24-Jun-18 12:27:21

It's that time of year where my cucumbers are growing so fast I've run out of things to do with them (no smutty comments please!)
I've made some sweet/chilli pickle, but that's about it, any ideas?

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AdaColeman Sun 24-Jun-18 12:49:32


Cucumber & yoghurt chilled soup.

Gazpacho with cucumber.

If you've got children, a cucumber alligator is fun.

cdtaylornats Sun 24-Jun-18 14:57:23

Juice one and add it to lemonade - this stuff is brilliant

PurpleDaisies Sun 24-Jun-18 15:01:54

Pickled cucumber salad is one of my favourite things.

goose1964 Sun 24-Jun-18 15:06:32

We had a cheese cake book and there was a recipe for cucumber cheesecake

Pantah630 Sun 24-Jun-18 15:12:00

this is lovely from Fuchsia Dunlop

longtompot Sun 24-Jun-18 15:36:18

I've just had this at a local cafe for lunch with courgette ribbons but would prob work as well with cucumber. It was ribbons of cucumber with some chilli flakes, fresh mint and warmed through with some goats cheese on toast. It was delicious! Maybe you could heat the goats cheese with the chilli and then stir the cucmber ribbons and chopped fresh mint through it so its not heated up.

OhYouBadBadKitten Sun 24-Jun-18 15:39:55

I've just made cucumber and celery soup. Goodness knows why when it's going to be hot all week, but it tastes quite nice.

quantiestillecanisinfenestra Sun 24-Jun-18 15:40:29

In g&t instead of the usual lemon is nice, or in Pimms

LockedOutOfMN Sun 24-Jun-18 15:47:38


Also as crudités with hummus, sour cream, and any other dips.

EspressoButler Sun 24-Jun-18 15:51:54

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WhatWouldLeslieKnopeDo Sun 24-Jun-18 15:56:16


AdaColeman Sun 24-Jun-18 16:29:30

Cucumber Margarita.

Chinese crispy duck pancakes with hoi-sin sauce & cucumber.


Bringonspring Sun 24-Jun-18 16:31:53

In pimms!

Also I love this salad;
Chopped cucumber
Chopped baby tomatoes
Chopped red onion
Lime juice
Mint-fresh and chopped

quantiestillecanisinfenestra Sun 24-Jun-18 16:32:01

I was about to google 'alternative uses for cucumbers', then thought better of it grin

Do you have a food bank or similar local to you? They can't store fresh fruit/veg normally but they can often put a box of stuff like that out in front for people to help themselves to.

Colbu24 Sun 24-Jun-18 16:33:52

In México we eat them with salt and lime as a salad.

Ifailed Sun 24-Jun-18 16:35:42

Thank-you. I like the idea of a soup, will give it a try.

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Bringonspring Sun 24-Jun-18 16:44:49

Oooo salt and lime sounds great

OhYouBadBadKitten Sun 24-Jun-18 16:49:04

salt and lime does sound good!

Littleredboat Sun 24-Jun-18 16:55:57

Shred duck, carrot and cucumber in a bowl. Shake over some soy sauce and honey. Shake some sesame seeds on top.

And then send me a bowl.

Lunaballoon Sun 24-Jun-18 16:57:46

“Smashed” cucumber salad. Cut cucumber lengthways, scrape out the seeds with a spoon. Roughly chop into pieces and bash with blunt side of th knife. Mix together in a bowl equal parts of sugar, rice wine vinegar, light soy sauce and toasted sesame oil (one tablespoon each is usually enough), pour over cucumber and leave to marinate for a bit before serving. Sprinkle with a few sesame seeds. * Warning * this is actually quite addictive!

LapsedHumanist Sun 24-Jun-18 17:06:05

Peel and de seed a cucumber, then coarse lay grate. Mix with fibnely grated carrots. Quartered cherry tomatoes and rocket. Dressing with olive oil and orange juice.

Or make low-carb cucumber baguettes. Slice lengthways, scoop out seeds and fill with chicken, ham etc. (Can also be peeled if you prefer).

Eminybob Sun 24-Jun-18 17:34:27

Cucumber and mango salsa, with some Chili and lime juice.

Nice in a tuna taco.

LapsedHumanist Sun 24-Jun-18 17:37:21

And sliced in water with mint

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