Cucumber

  • Common name: Cucumber
  • Type: Vegetable
  • CHamoru: Kamba

Flavor Profile: clean, fresh, slightly sweet

Best used as: fresh, pickled

Recipes

Avocado, Jicama, and Cucumber Salad

(a Lively Table recipe adapted for Guam’s local produce)

Ingredients


1 avocado, peeled and cubed
½ cup cucumber, cubed
½ cup of jicama, peeled and cubed
1 tbsp green onions
1 tbsp calamansi juice
Olive oil, sea salt, freshly cracked black pepper.

Instructions

  1. Add avocado, cucumber, jicama, and green onions to a large bowl. Add calmansi juice
    and stir gently.
  2. Drizzle lightly with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste just before serving.

Source: https://livelytable.com/avocado-jicama-and-cucumber-salad/


Tropical Cucumber Salad

adapted from this recipe from Eatingwell.com

Ingredients

  • 3-5 teaspoons fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated local lemon zest, plus more for garnish
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 medium cucumber, cut into 3/4-inch dice
  • 1 avocado, cut into 3/4-inch dice 
  • 1 mango, cut into 3/4-inch dice
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro

Directions

  • Whisk fish sauce to taste, lime zest, lime juice, oil, brown sugar, vinegar and crushed red pepper in a large bowl until combined. Add cucumber, avocado, mango and cilantro; gently toss to coat. Serve garnished with lime zest, if desired.

Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 1 hour.

Source: http://www.eatingwell.com/

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