How about a nice glass of salad??

[Posted by Ruth]

Lately, we've been bombarded with cucumbers in our farm share.  I love fresh cucumbers but am not a huge fan of pickles.  I just picked up a new share today and realized that I still had several cucumbers lurking in the lower depths of the fridge.  What do to?

Our younger son, Banning, is really into juicing these days and last time he was home he brought my husband a juicer.  I figured I'd give it a shot.  Worst case, it would be awful but at least I could say "I tried" while tossing out the failed attempt at potability.

Instead, I got something I really liked.  It's quick and refreshing and I'm thinking I may just have to try it again later with a splash of Hendricks Gin and a little seltzer.

As an added bonus...it's a beautiful shade of green.
 Cucumber Mint Juice with Lime
Makes about 1 quart

If you don't have a juicer, you can blend and then strain the juice.
5 to 7 cucumbers
Approx 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves
Juice of 2 limes

Run unpeeled cucumbers and mint leaves through the juicer.  When finished, add the lime juice and chill.


  1. Wow! This s fabulous. I've been getting some cucumbers too and I'm not a big fan of them. But hey--a cocktail! Finally, my poor juicer, neglected for over 10 years, is back in business.

  2. OMG! This is fabulous! Way better than the zucchini-tini. Probably because zucchini doesn't have much flavor until you cook it. I don't have Hendricks so I used Bombay Sapphire. Very nice. Say, if we add dill and garlic, it could be the TzatzikiTini.

  3. @Sophie. Who says you can't have fun while using up the veggies!!