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4 x cold cucumber recipe ideas

The weather is so hot right now and I’m not that interested in a warm meal. That’s why for this post I have come up with four cold cucumber recipes, easy to make and perfect for summer.

It’s so warm right now here in the Netherlands. It’s like a heat wave for us – something people in France and Italy will make fun of. It really isn’t that hot, but hot enough to take away my will to cook. In comes the cucumber! The cucumber is so versatile; you can use it in a sweet smoothie, a spicy soup, salad dressing, and even a cocktail. After trying these recipes, maybe you’ll be as cool as a cucumber :-).

1. Cucumber smoothie

What you need:

  • 1 cucumber, pealed & diced
  • 1 green apple, pealed & diced
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh ginger, grated
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 2 kiwi’s, pealed & diced, preferably frozen

What you need to do:

  1. Put all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. This smoothie is really good in the morning on an empty stomach, before or after a workout or as a sweet snack.

as cool as a cucumber2. Cucumber salad dressing

What you need:

  • 1 cucumber, pealed & diced
  • 3 tablespoons of unsweetened soy yoghurt or soy cream
  • Splash of unsweetened soy milk
  • 1 teaspoon of fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar
  • Spices: parsley, pepper, salt & garlic powder

What you need to do:

  1. Put all the ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. This dressing is great with a green salad or as a dip with some bread.

as cool as a cucumber

as cool as a cucumber3. Cucumber avocado soup

What you need:

  • 2 cucumbers, pealed & diced
  • 1 avocado, pealed & diced
  • 3 tablespoons of unsweetened soy yoghurt
  • Juice of 1 orange
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • Spices: parsley, pepper, salt and garlic powder.

What you need to do:

  1. Put all the ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. This cold soup is really good with some toasted bread with homemade cashew butter. This cucumber avocado soup is a little like a cucumber gazpacho soup (which is a chilled tomato soup).

cucumber gazpacho soup

cucumber gazpacho soup4. Cucumber cocktail

What you need:

  • ½ cucumber, pealed & diced
  • Juice of 1 orange
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 100 ml of water
  • About 2 cm of fresh ginger, pealed and grated
  • Some ice cubes
  • Splash of Prosecco

What you need to do:

  1. Put all the ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.

cucumber cocktail
Easiest recipes of all time right? All plant-based, vegan, healthy recipes. Enjoy!

Emmelyn x

Note: if you have any more cold, vegan, cucumber recipe-ideas, sound off in the comments!

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1 Comment

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    Cleontine
    August 21, 2015 at 9:17 pm

    Sinds mijn zwangerschap ben ik volop aan het experimenteren met gezonde smoothies. De komkommer gebruiken had ik nog helemaal niet bedacht! Volgende supermarkt trip staat ie op het lijstje :-). Lijkt me heerlijk!

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