Posts tagged: recipes for cucumbers

Easy Greek Salad Recipe

This easy Greek salad recipe only takes about 10 minutes to prepare. This classic salad consists of chopped vegetables; cucumber, red onion, Kalamata olives, tomatoes, and bell pepper. Add some crumbled feta cheese to flavor. The salad is mixed with a tasteful dressing – a combination of olive oil, some herbs, and lemon juice. It is a perfect appetizer for your dinner.


• 1 large English cucumber (unpeeled and sliced)
• 1 large red onion (sliced thinly)
• 1/3 cup Kalamata olives (halved)
• 2 medium tomatoes (chopped into bite-sized wedges)
• 1 large green bell pepper (diced)
• 7 oz feta cheese (crumbled)


• 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
• zest of half a lemon
• 1 tbsp thyme leaves (chopped)
• 2 tbsp oregano leaves (crushed)
• 2 tbsp honey mustard
• 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
• juice of half a lemon
• salt to taste


Prepare a large mixing bowl.
Add all the chopped vegetables into the bowl.
Sprinkle crumbled feta cheese.
Set aside.

In a separate bowl, add 1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil.
Add chopped thyme leaves, crushed oregano leaves, and zest of half a lemon.
Season with honey mustard, red wine vinegar, salt to taste, and lemon juice.
Mix well.

Pour the dressing into the bowl of vegetables.
Mix well.
Serve and enjoy!

Tips and ideas:

You can garnish with some chopped oregano and crumbled feta cheese.

Easy Greek Salad Recipe
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How to Make Fresh Corn Salad

This fresh corn salad recipe is packed with fresh, tasty, and healthy vegetables such as corn, cucumber, tomatoes, onion, avocado, and green leafy fresh herbs. This salad can be served as a snack or as a side dish to a weekend dinner. This recipe only takes around 15 minutes to prepare.


• 5 ears corn (shucked)
• 1 English cucumber (diced)
• 2 Roma tomatoes (diced)
• 1/2 red onion (minced)
• 1 avocado (diced)
• 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves (chopped)
• 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves (chopped)

For the dressing:
• 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
• 1/2 tsp salt
• 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
• 3 tbsp cider vinegar
• 1 tbsp red wine vinegar


Set a large pot over high heat.
Add water and bring to a boil.
Add 5 ears of corn.
Boil for about 5 minutes.
Once done, drain, and pat dry the corns.
Cut off the kernels from the cob using a knife.
Place in a large mixing bowl.
Add other ingredients such as cucumber, Roma tomatoes, red onion, avocado, mint leaves, and basil leaves.

For the dressing:
In a small mixing bowl, add ingredients for the dressing.
Mix until well combined.

Drizzle the dressing over the corn salad.
Toss to combine well.

Tips and ideas:

Toss the ingredients gently to avoid smushing the avocados.

You can add more salad vegetables according to your preference.

How To Make Fresh Corn Salad
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The Best Fresh Cucumber Water Recipe (Agua Fresca de Pepino)

The Best Fresh Cucumber Water - Agua Fresca de pepino
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There are health benefits when you drink fresh cucumber water. It delivers antioxidants, which help in preventing and delaying cell damage from stress. It also helps you to lose weight because it lessens calories as a replacement for sports drinks and sweet sodas. Cucumber water is a very quick and easy juice to prepare. It only takes less than 10 minutes.


• 2-4 cucumbers
• 7-10 cups water
• 2-4 key limes or your choice of citrus
• 6-7 tbsp cane sugar (optional)

Cut the ends of the cucumbers.
Cut a few slices of one cucumber if you want to decorate the juice later.
Peel off the rest of the cucumbers.
Slice into small pieces.
Set aside.


Set a blender.
Add 7-10 cups water (depends on how flavorful you want it).
Add the sliced cucumbers.
Blend for 3-5 minutes (depends on how smooth you want the texture).
Drain using a strainer to remove the pulps (if you don’t want any pulps in your drink).
Set aside.

Cut a few slices of the key limes.
In a bowl, squeeze juice from the remaining key limes.
Add cane sugar (optional!! Skip this if you are on a low sugar or sugar free diet)
Mix until diluted.

Prepare a jar or container for your juice.
Put ice cubes first.
Pour the key lime juice.
Add the cucumber juice.
Decorate with the sliced cucumbers and key limes earlier.
Serve and enjoy!