Recipes using cucumber as the main ingredient
Recipe for Pickled Gherkins with Dill. Serve with ham and other boiled meats. Makes about 3 lbs (1.4 kg).
Recipe for Bread and Butter Pickles. The perfect accompaniment to your sandwiches and cold meats. Also a way to use up some of the glut of cucumbers!
With cucumbers, it seems that you go from none to that many you don't know what to do with them! This recipe will make about 4 lbs of cucumber pickle.
Recipe for Sweet Green Pickle. Makes about 5.5kg (12lb) and the vegetables can vary with the seasons so a good way to use up gluts and surplus
Recipe for Sweet Cucumber Fridge Pickle. If you have an over productive cucumber patch try this - will keep for 2 weeks if you can leave it alone!
Recipe for Summer Pasta Salad. This is very easy to prepare, delicious to eat, and always impresses people, perfect for barbecues, picnics, summer dining.
Recipe for Tandoori Chicken with Radish Salad. Plain chapattis make a good accompaniment and are also fat free. A low fat and healthy meal
Recipe for Pickled Cucumber. Best if left for 4 weeks before using.
Recipe for Gazpacho Soup, the famous soup of Southern Spain. Serves 4 - No cooking at all. Perfect served al fresco on a hot summer's day.
Recipe for Vegetarian "Paella". Garnish the top of the "paella" with a few black olives or some fried mushrooms along with some thin strips of red pepper.
Recipe for Mustard Sauce. Lovely with steak, roast beef and ham. Makes about 1½ pints (900 ml) of Mustard Sauce.
Recipe for Cucumber and Green Tomato Relish. Makes 3 -4 lbs (1.4 kg - 1.8 kg) of relish. Another way to use up some of those green tomatoes!
Recipe for Chilli Pepper Relish. A relish with attitude! You can vary the hotness by altering the amount and type of chillies.
Recipe for Mixed Pickle. For an extra kick, add 1 dried chilli pepper to each jar A good standard pickle that goes well with a traditional ploughman's lunch
Recipe for Tangy Piccalilli A variation on standard piccalilli The only constant with piccalilli is the turmeric which gives the distinctive yellow colour.
Recipe for Stuffed Cucumbers. A simple and economical way to use up some of the glut of cucumbers. Can be either a starter or part of a main course meal.
Recipe for Hot Cucumber Soup. If you have a glut of cucumbers, this soup freezes well so you can store the summer glut in this way
Recipe for Cream of Cucumber Soup. Bored with trying to come up with uses for all your home grown cucumbers now the salad seasons over? This soup will help.
Recipe for Buttered Cucumber with Dill. This dish takes only 10 minutes and makes a light side dish. Another way to serve up a glut of cucumbers.
Recipe for Cucumber Mayonnaise. Another cucumber recipe from Granny Dumplin for a cold sauce for white fish that could not be easier to make.
Recipe for Cucumber and Pepper Relish. A great way to use cucumbers and peppers and save the taste of summer for the winter. Makes about 1lb 12 oz (750 g).
Recipe for Cucumber and Apple Chutney. A lightly spiced cucumber and apply chutney recipe. Simple and easy to make. Makes about 5 lbs (2.5 kg) of chutney.
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