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Quick tasty use of Cucumbers

Updated on February 27, 2013

What to do with too big Cucumbers?

Are you finding too big cucumbers hiding under the plants in the garden and not sure what to do with them since they are very seedy?

There are some uses for large cucumbers which are not fit for a salad. Many grilled meats taste delicious with a yogurt cucumber sauce. Its easy to prepare and you most likely have everything you need in the fridge, except maybe the sour cream.

Just seed your too large cucumber, which is very easy by running a spoon down the center, and then blend the following ingredients together.

1/2 cup of sour cream

3 garlic cloves crushed

1/2 small oniion

4 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice

5-6 fresh mint leaves

Once all the ingredients are blended chill, and serve over any grilled meat, or even some lentil dishes. It beats throwing out those too big cucumbers and is a very tasty sauce.

If you have leftover meat, slice thin and place inside a toasted pita pocket, with tomato, onion, and shredded lettuce. This is an old time favorite for leftovers, AND you didn't waste any produce from your garden.

Those cutting down their fat content could use light yogurt, but Greek yogurt tastes the best.

Another use is making cucumber soup. I love the Ninja for making soups, place the above ingredients for the yogurt sauce and 4 cups of chicken broth in a blender or your Niinja. Blend the ingredients together, and chill. Serve cold with mint leaves on top.

This is for gardeners that might miss a cucumber overgrowing and instead of wasting them, put them to good delicious use.

Gardening Cucumbers


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    • poetryman6969 profile image

      poetryman6969 3 years ago

      I am not a clove person but the rest of the recipe sounds interesting.

    • B. A. Williams profile image

      B. A. Williams 6 years ago from USA

      Think the hot weather are killing mine off even though we water them. Have fun using the ideas.

    • danielleantosz profile image

      danielleantosz 6 years ago from Florida

      Great ideas! I go to the farmers market and cucumbers are always so cheap i end up going home with way to many. I will have to try this recipe!