Quick like a bunny

Quick like a bunny
Gardening

Monday, June 13, 2011

Cucumber Lemon/Lime Drink Recipe (Agua De Pepino)

I found this recipe online at B's Cucumber pages Recipes.

While working in my garden, I thought to move my pot of Oregano in the cucumber area and string up another vine that was trying to grow into the Oregano. When I moved the pot, I noticed this large Cucumber just hanging off the vine nice and plump.

This is the first time I have grown Cucumber and I love them fresh.

Ingredients:

1 Cucumber, peeled and cubed. You can use more if your cucumbers are little.
1-3 Lemons or Limes or combination
5 cups of water. You can use less or more depending on taste.
Sugar to taste.

Add cucumber and 2 cups of water to blender and puree.


Strain into 2 quart container and add the rest of water, citrus juice and sugar to taste, (I added 1/4 sugar and 1/4 cup Splenda). Serve over ice.

I used a mesh strainer bag. I got it at the paint department of home improvement store. It is a paint stainer, but I use it for straining nuts for nut milks and now Cucumber drink. You can use a metal mesh stainer that looks like a bowl with handle to.


Left over pulp of Cucumber. I ate it. Yum, it was so good. There is baby food right there. Good for any age.


Finished product. Tastes so good. I love the smell and taste of fresh Cucumber.