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Cucumber Kim Chi

Kim Chi is a staple in the Korean diet. It is usually made with Napa Cabbage and is fermented. It takes several days to make. This recipe is not fermented so it is technically not Kim Chi. It is, however, delicious and is a great side dish with salmon or other fish. It is also… Read more »

Cucumber Caper Salad

This dish takes cucumber salad to a new level by bursting with flavor from the addition of capers and lemons! Serves: 6 Serving size: ½ cup Prep time: 15 – 20 minutes Cook time: 0 minutes Total time: 15 – 20 minutes Ingredients 1 English cucumber (remove seeds if not using English cucumber) 1 Tablespoon… Read more »

Yogurt Cucumber Sauce

This is a versatile sauce that can be a dip for vegetables or a topping for grain bowls. It can be thinned with milk or water for a great dressing for salad. Serves: 16 Serving size: 2 Tablespoons Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 0 minutes Total time: 5 minutes  Ingredients 1 cucumber or ½… Read more »

Cucumber Olive Oil Sea Salt Yogurt

If you are tired of sweet yogurt, this recipe is for you. You can use kosher salt but flake salt, such as Maldon, is better. It may sound strange but the tiny kick of salt makes this dish. If you are taking this for lunch, put the salt in a baggie and add just before… Read more »

Cucumber Citrus Water

Great for warm summer days, alongside a meal, or on a special occasion. Serve in a clear pitcher during a gathering with friends and family to show the vibrant colors of the fruit infused water. Helpful Tip: The longer you let this beverage chill in the fridge, the more flavor it will have. Serves 8… Read more »

Cucumber Avocado Salad

This simple salad is really delicious. The process of hand mixing and slightly macerating (slightly crushing) the avocados makes it a bit creamy. You can alter this recipe and use different vinegars based on your taste. Serves 4 Serving Size: 1 cup Prep Time: 15 minutes Chill Time: 1 hour Total Time: 1 hour 15… Read more »

Apple Cucumber Slaw

This recipe goes well with Salmon Burgers, or as a bed for fish or chicken. Serves 2 Serving Size: 1 cup Prep Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 15 minutes Ingredients: 1 apple, cut into matchsticks (use a sweet apple such as Red Delicious, or a tart apple such as Granny Smith) ½ English cucumber, chopped… Read more »

Bulgar Wheat Salad

This authentic Middle Eastern dish is simple and lasts for several days refrigerated. Traditionally called Tabbouleh, this dish has a unique ingredient that won’t disappoint – bulgar wheat! Serves: 6 Serving size: ¾ cup Prep time: 30 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes Total time: 45 – 55 minutes Ingredients ½ cup bulgar wheat 1 cup… Read more »

Best Tuna Sandwich

This simple dish is simply the best tuna sandwich! It includes the versatile ingredient, tapenade, to take this sandwich to the next level. Serves: 2 Serving size: 1 pita sandwich Prep time: 10 – 20 minutes Cook time: 0 minutes Total time: 10 – 20 minutes Ingredients 2 pieces of pita bread 2 Tablespoons Easy… Read more »

Whole Grain, Chickpea, and Black Bean Salad

This salad is actually a main dish with whole grain, vegetables, beans, and nuts. It keeps for several days and actually is better after a day or so. Exact proportions are not critical so don’t worry if you have more tomatoes or less cucumber. You can even add other vegetables such as peas, carrots, or… Read more »

Winter Citrus Salad

A fabulous salad for citrus lovers! The Winter Citrus Salad, shared by our friend Chef Ellen Clevenger-Firley, is a wonderful way to enjoy fresh citrus any time of the year, including during its peak season – winter. Use this recipe year round to bring the bright, sweet flavors of citrus to your plate.  Serves 4… Read more »

Lunch Wrap

This is a quick and easy lunch option. It takes only a few minutes to assemble if you have the ingredients in stock. Serves 1 Serving Size: 1 wrap Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 10-12 seconds Total Time: 10 minutes Ingredients: 1 (8-inch) 100% whole-wheat tortilla 1 tablespoon basil pesto ½ cup mixed greens… Read more »

Lunch Salad

This is called lunch salad because, yes, you guessed it, it makes a great lunch. Instead of taking tuna, egg, or chicken salad for lunch, which contain mostly meat, you can make this quick lunch salad that incorporates so many more vegetables and grains, and is as satisfying as it is good for you. There… Read more »

Kachumber Salad with Peanuts

This recipe has an Indian name, Kachumber, that means chopped; however, my dear Indian friend says it is not Indian at all. It is, however, delicious. Serves 8 Serving size: ¾ cup Prep Time: 20 minutes Total time: 20 minutes Ingredients: 2 large tomatoes, chopped 1 large English cucumber, chopped 1 jalapeno pepper, minced 1… Read more »

Citrus Salsa

This salsa is easy and quick and goes great on fish tacos, grilled fish, or with beans and rice. The daikon or jicama gives it a great crunch but is optional. Serves 6 Serving Size: ¾ cup Prep Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Ingredients: 4 naval oranges, peeling and white removed, chopped ½… Read more »

Brown Rice Salad

This is an example of a recipe that can be made literally hundreds of ways. Add one or two vegetables, one or two fruits, a grain, a bean, and dress with citrus vinaigrette. This recipe uses avocado and orange. You could use cucumber, tomato, onion, or shredded squash – really any vegetable. For the fruit… Read more »

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