Cucumber is one of the freshest vegetables you consume mostly raw. They are known since ancient times and no one ever argued with regard to their freshness and flavor.
Cucumbers come in almost all weight loss diets because they are very low and the main content is water- 96%. At the same time its members have many valuable minerals and trace elements, and acting diuretic.
Another very important quality of cucumbers that are so well suited to freshen the skin, especially around the eyes. High content of water and valuable minerals hydrate and refresh magic skin.
I can not imagine his table without cucumbers in summer and preserved gherkins are part of our menu in winter. Although fresh greenhouse cucumbers already round the shops, they are somehow not as tasty winter and sour gherkins are irrelevant in the summer.
Some recipes with cucumbers
Cucumbers with yogurt, walnuts and fresh peppers
Ingredients for 4 servings: 500 g.presni cucumbers / or 400 Greenhouse / 600g. yogurt, 80g. walnuts, 1 pc. larger pepper, 50 ml. vegetable oil, 2 tomatoes, 1/2 bunch of dill or parsley, salt to taste
Preparation: Drain yogurt in gauze for several hours or purchased ready drained. Peel cucumbers, cut into small cubes, salting is flooded with some of the oil and leave in refrigerator 30 minutes, then add to the drained milk with crushed walnuts, finely chopped dill or parsley, diced peppers the rest of vegetable oil and salt to taste. The mixture is formed into a bowl and garnish with tomato slices, parsley and olives. Serve cold as an appetizer.
Краставици със сварени яйца, репички и пресен лук
Ingredients for 4 servings: 700g. cucumbers, 50ml. vegetable oil, 2 boiled eggs, 1/2 bunch of dill, 3-4 red radishes, 1 bunch green onions, 1/4 bunch parsley, vinegar and salt to taste
Preparation: Cucumbers are washed and peeled, cut into cubes, pour salad dressing from vegetable oil, vinegar and salt and mix with chopped dill. Pour into bowl and make a pile of them. Around them are arranged hard-boiled eggs, radish, shaped florets, stalks of onions with a length of 3-4 cm and sprigs of parsley. Serve cold as an appetizer.
Cucumbers with yogurt and mashed boiled yolks
Ingredients for 4 servings: 700g. cucumbers, 40ml. vegetable oil, 200 yogurt, 2 eggs, 1/2 bunch of dill, vinegar and salt to taste
Preparation: Cucumbers are washed and peeled, finely chopped and sprinkled with a mixture of vegetable oil, finely chopped dill and salt. Stir and arrange on a plate, pour a mixture of smashed yolks of hard-boiled eggs, beaten yogurt and vinegar and served as a cold appetizer
Tarator cucumber with chili peppers
Ingredients for 4 servings: 700 Fresh cucumber / 600 Greenhouse / 1 head of garlic, 15 ml. vinegar, 1 spicy pepper, dill and salt to taste
Preparation: Cucumbers Wash, peel and cut into small cubes. Add the crushed garlic, pepper slyutata very finely chopped dill and salt to taste. The mixture was stirred and placed in a refrigerator. Before serving, stir again.
Tarator cucumber with yogurt and egg yolks
Ingredients for 4 servings: 400 g fresh cucumbers / 300, the greenhouse / 2 pcs. yogurt, 4 eggs, 1 head of garlic, 30 ml. vegetable oil, 1/2 bunch of dill, 1/2 teaspoon vinegar, 300 ml.voda and salt to taste.
Preparation: Cucumbers are washed and peeled, cut into cubes and add salt, pour a portion of the vegetable oil, stir and leave 1 hour in refrigerator. Yolks pre-cooked eggs Strain. Yogurt Beat together yolks strained. Add water, crushed garlic, some chopped dill, vinegar and cucumbers. The reconstituted tarator stir and leave in the refrigerator. Before serving, stir in the rest of the oil and dill.