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Old 05-02-2013, 10:30 PM   #16
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I made a salad last week, you peel and seed the cucumber, about a lb of it, and cut it into long thin strips. Then you make a dressing with tamarind juice, fish sauce, garlic, thai chilis and a little sweetener. Toss the cucumbers with the dressing and add a handful of quartered cherry tomatoes. Yum!
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Old 05-02-2013, 10:32 PM   #17
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I guess amounts would help. IIRC, it was 6T tamarind juice, 6 cloves minced garlic, 1/4 c fish sauce, 2 T sugar (I used agave, we're out of sugar), and chili to taste.
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Old 03-06-2014, 06:04 PM   #18
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I love cucumbers and always have, so I don't know how to make you like them. As long as you like other veggies, it's ok to skip a vegetable you can't stand.
For example, I HATE celery and the smell alone makes me nauseous. But I eat broccoli, green beans, and kale all the time so it doesn't matter if I hate celery.

I add cucumbers to all kinds of dishes just to have them and will sometimes just eat the cucumber all by itself because I like it so much lol.
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Old 08-26-2014, 10:13 PM   #19
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Its so funny because I have a hard time with vegetables but I looooove cucumbers! Raw, seasoned or in a salad. I have loved them since I was a kid. I have never had then cooked..I didn't even know that was a thing!

I used to top them with that salad supreme seasoning but haven't been doing that recently.
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Default egg salad sandwich with cucumber as baguette

I recently used a cucumber as a baguette. I halved one lengthwise, scooped out the center, and filled each half with egg salad. It was better than a bread sandwich! The egg salad was just mashed HB egg with some Dijon.

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Old 08-27-2014, 03:43 AM   #21
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I like cucumbers 'cooked' actually warmed (added at the end) in a veal stew with carrots, onion, a mix of tomato juice and broth, cooked down to thicken with fresh dill - very important to use the fresh dill. Yummmmmy!
Arwen -I hated celery until I bought organic - no more bitter chemical flavour. Now I can eat 3 stalks at a time, lol.
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Old 08-27-2014, 09:29 AM   #22
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I enjoy cucumbers but I HAVE to take off part of the skin. If I don't skin part of it before turning it into a disc, it upsets my stomach and I can only eat...5 discs a day? They taste great to me...until they start repeating and they always repeat.
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I can take or leave them, I wouldn't go out of my way to buy one but if I come across something with cucumber in it I won't say no to it.
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I love cucumber sandwiches, with thick white bread and plenty of butter!

However, I also eat them sliced up, sprinkled with salt and drizzled with olive oil.

...Now I've a cucumber craving.
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This is one vegetable I have NEVER liked. To me it tastes like watermelon rind. Of course I have only ever eaten it raw on a salad, and one bite was all I could handle.

It is better cooked? Or does anyone have any recipes/ideas that would make it more palatable? Thanks!!
Why do you need it ? Substitute another vegetable.
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