I did a post on five recipes for the zucchini blessed two weeks ago and a friend asked if I could do the same on cucumbers. She has a fantastic cucumber crop this year. Here are five recipes for Dawn (and the rest of you) that go beyond slicing them up and throwing them in a salad.
Banh-Mi Style Vietnamese Baguette – This vegetarian sandwich uses a lot more than just cucumbers from your garden or the farmers market. If you’re looking for something that's completely different to use up your cucumbers, take a look at this one from All Recipes.
North African Cucumber-Tomato Salad – Cucumbers, tomatoes, parsley, mint, radishes and more – all abundant right now – go into this salad that must have some kick of flavor. It’s one of five cucumber recipes on the Seasonal Chef site.
Cucumber Facial Mask – Cucumbers aren’t just for eating, you know. They have cooling and restorative properties that make them great ingredients for facial masks. Your Organic Gardening Blog has several quick and easy mask recipes that use cucumber.