Delicious Recipes

Chilled Cucumber-Mint Soup

4 cucumbers, peeled, seeded, and chopped (about 4 cups) 1 to 2 cups water 2 cups plain yogurt (or 1 cup plain yogurt combined with 1 cup sour cream) 1 clove garlic, peeled and smashed Several fresh mint leaves 2 tablespoons fresh dill or 1 teaspoon dried dill 1...

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Basil Eggplant

1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 bunch basil, leaves picked from the stem 1 tablespoon sugar 2 cloves garlic, chopped 2 tablespoons fish sauce or Soy Sauce 2-4 eggplants 2 chili peppers (optional) Slice the eggplants into irregular shapes for easy turning in the pan. When...

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Broccoli and Tomatoe Stromboli

1 pound pizza dough, thawed if frozen All-purpose flour, for work surface Approx. 1 pound cooked, chopped broccoli 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 cup chopped fresh tomatoes Coarse salt and ground pepper 1 cup marinara sauce 1 1/2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella (6...

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Sweet Spiced Eggplant With Edamame

2 T. Olive Oil 1 Large onion, chopped 1 Medium Eggplant, peeled and cut into 3/4” chunks 15 ounces diced Tomatoes 2 T. Honey 1 T. White Wine Vinegar 2 Cloves garlic, minced 1 T. Fresh Ginger, minced 1 1/2 tsp. Ground Cumin 3/4 tsp. Ground Coriander 1/2 tsp....

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Swiss Chard Side Dish

("It will seem like a ton of swiss chard, but it shrinks a lot during cooking" says Elinor Brook) 1 Lb swiss chard (1 bunch) 2 Tbsp olive oil 1 Tbsp heavy cream 1/4 cup finely grated parmesan Salt and Pepper Preheat the oven to 400F. Wash chard leaves in...

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Cucumber and Sweet Onion Salad

3 slicing cucumbers, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced on the diagonal 1 medium sweet onion, halved and thinly sliced 1/2 cup fresh dill, coarsely chopped 3 tablespoons olive oil 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 2 tablespoons white-wine vinegar Coarse salt and ground...

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Pan Fried Cucumber with Perilla

2 Large Slicing Cucumbers, peeled, sliced in half lengthwise, seeded, and cut crosswise into 1/4" slices 3-4 Cloves of garlic chopped 2 tsp Premium quality light soy sauce 1-2 tsp Clear Chinese Rice vinegar 1/2 tsp white sugar 2 dried chilies de seeded 1 Tb Chili...

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Tomato and Cucumber Salad

Thin-skinned English cucumbers, with or without the peel, work well in this salad. serves 6 4 - 5 large vine-ripened tomatoes (about 1 1/2 pounds) 1/2 teaspoon table salt  3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil  2 tablespoons lemon...

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Cucumber-Carrot Pinwheels

* whole cucumbers, unpeeled * whole carrots, peeled Cut cucumber in 3" lengths. Hollow out seeded middle section. Push a carrot into the hollowed out center of the cucumber. Slice the cucumber/carrot wheels into 1/2-inch slices. You end up with a cucumber slice...

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Cucumber Purslane Yogurt Salad

* 5 large Cucumber, peeled, seeded and cut into quarter-round slices  * 1/4 pound Purslane, large stems removed, washed and drained well * 2 tablespoons each, Fresh chopped mint, cilantro and chervil * 4 cups Whole milk yogurt  * 1/4 cup Virgin olive...

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Cucumber Lemonade (Agua de Pepino)

* 1 cucumber, peeled and cubed * 1 lemon * 5 c water * Sugar to taste Add cucumber and water to a blender and puree. Strain. Add juice of lemon and sugar to taste. Serve over ice. Or grate the cucumber into the pitcher of lemonade. Stir well. Garnish glasses with a...

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Sesame Lemon Cucumber Salad

Serves 4 as a side dish 1/4 cup rice vinegar  1 tablespoon lemon juice from 1 small lemon 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil  2 teaspoons granulated sugar  1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes , plus more to taste 1...

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