Delicious Recipes

Roasted Eggplant, Garlic and Chickpeas with Swiss Chard

1 large sweet onion, chopped 1 sweet pepper, chopped 1 medium eggplant, chopped into 1/2 inch cubes 6-9 cloves of garlic, minced 1 cup chickpeas (use can or use dried chickpeas, soaked in water for 24 hours) 1/2 tsp kosher salt 5 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, divided...

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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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Thai Cucumber Salad

Salad: 2 large cucumbers  1 red onion, finely chopped  1 jalapeno pepper, finely chopped  1 cup unsalted, roasted or raw, shelled peanuts  Dressing:  3 Tbs lemon juice  1 Tbs tamari or soy sauce  1 Tbs sugar, honey or agave...

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Gingery Salmon w/ Cucumber & Radish

courtesy of Cook’s Illustrated Broilers vary in heat output, so cooking times vary dramatically. When you are broiling, it is best not to walk away from the oven. Keep a close watch on your food, and start checking after a few minutes. Serve with basmati or...

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Cream of Garlic and Edamame Soup

2 Tablespoons Olive Oil 1 Bulb Garlic, separated into cloves and peeled 2 Bay Leaves 3 cups shelled Edamame 5 cups chicken or vegetable broth 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 cup heavy cream Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium-low heat....

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