“…cool as a cucumber in a bowl of warm sauce”
–“So What’cha need” with the aid of The Beastie Boys
The vintage idiom “cool as a cucumber” has been overused for sure, but now not without accurate cause. sure the flesh of a cucumber is apparently usually cool to touch (until you cook dinner it, however who would need to do this?), but cucumbers have inherent cooling and hydrating homes. except being loaded with water, potassium, and electrolytes, they're also very rich in vitamin C and caffeic acid, both being compounds that assist save you water retention on warm and punishing days. And in contrast to some different veggies that preserve much less appeal, cucumbers are as flexible as they're scrumptious.
As clean as it sounds: just thinly slice up half a cucumber and drop the slices into a tumbler of ice water and stir. you may upload a few fresh mint leaves or a chunk of clean citrus, or virtually revel in as is. it's far a excellent manner to cool down and hydrate.
Cool Cucumber and Mint Soup:
Peel, seed and chop 3 cucumbers and put them in a blender along side about 2 cups of entire milk yogurt, half of teaspoon of dry mustard, and 1/3 cup of chopped mint leaves (adding some basil leaves is great as well). add salt and pepper to taste and blend to puree. kick back soup overnight and then serve with some mint leaves on top.
eastern Cucumber Salad:
Peel and seed two medium cucumbers and diagonally cut into 1/four-inch-thick slices. In a colander toss the cucumbers with salt and drain half-hour. Rinse cucumbers to get the last salt off and pat dry. blend cucumber slices and 1 tablespoon natural sugar, then toss cucumbers with about a 1/4 cup of rice vinegar, about a tablespoon of soy sauce. Then with scissors cut seaweed nori lengthwise into skinny strips and pinnacle whilst prepared to serve.