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luscious seedless long english® – Recipe

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Natural Cucumber Mint Scrub
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Yields: 1 jar
 
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup cucumber puree
  • 6 mint leaves, chopped
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • Eucalyptus Oil (if desired)
Instructions
  1. Slice approx. ½ of a long english cucumber and purée until smooth in blender
  2. Chop mint leaves
  3. Mix all ingredients in a medium bowl
  4. Pour contents into jar and seal

Recipe and photography created exclusively for Village Farms by Kristina LaRue, RD

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luscious seedless long english® – Recipe

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crisp cucumber melon salad
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Yields: 2 servings
 
Ingredients
  • 1½ Village Farms Luscious Seedless Long English® cucumber sliced in ¼ inch coins
  • 1½ cups cubed watermelon
  • 1½ cups cubed cantaloupe
  • ½ cup fresh mint roughly chopped
  • 2 cups arugula
  • ½ cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 3 to 4 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 2-3 tbsp. white balsamic vinegar
  • salt and black pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Add cucumber, watermelon, cantaloupe, arugula and mint into a large bowl and combine.
  2. Toss with olive oil, white balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Top with crumbled feta.
  4. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve or store in air tight container up to 3 days.

Recipe and photography by Zest My Lemon

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luscious seedless long english® – Recipe

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cucumber margarita
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Yields: 1 drink
 
Cucumbers add a delightful coolness to an already refreshing drink.
Ingredients
  • 4 slices long english cucumber®, plus one for garnish
  • 1 tsp. (heaping) sugar
  • 1oz. fresh lime juice
  • 1oz. orange liqueur (e.g., triple sec, curacao, Cointreau)
  • 2oz. blanco tequila
Instructions
  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle cucumber slices with sugar until the cucumbers exude their juices. Add the remaining ingredients into the shaker and fill with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a cocktail glass rimmed with salt (optional). Garnish with a cucumber slice.

Recipe by Diana Pittet

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sinfully sweet campari® – Recipe

Gazpcho-Campari
sinfully sweet & spicy gazpacho
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Yields: 12 portions<br> Approx. prep time: 30 min
 
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Wash all the fresh vegetables.
  2. Trim the green onions and remove the whites.
  3. Split the jalapeño and remove/discard the seeds.
  4. Peel and grate the fresh horseradish (reserve 2 tbsp for garnish).
  5. Zest and juice the limes.
  6. Combine all ingredients in blender (except a couple tbsp of the horseradish).
  7. Chill and serve extremely cold in chilled glasses, with fresh horseradish stirred in at the last moment.

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VF Stuffed Campari
grilled ratatouille stuffed mini campari tomatoes
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Yields: 4 portions Approx. prep time: 30 min
 
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Hollow out the campari tomatoes by cutting off the tops and scooping out the interiors with a small spoon. Reserve the juice, core, and seeds.
  2. Preheat a grill pan or bbq.
  3. Cut the onion, peppers, zucchini, and eggplant into halves and quarters.
  4. Brush them with olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  5. Grill the fresh vegetables by placing them cut side down on the grill and not moving them for 2 minutes.
  6. Only grill the one side, then remove the fresh vegetables from the grill. Allow to cool.
  7. Finely dice all fresh vegetables, and combine in a large mixing bowl.
  8. Add the campari tomato vinaigrette to the bowl and mix thoroughly.
  9. Add chopped mint and parsley.
  10. Add crumbled feta. Season with salt and pepper.
  11. Stuff the hollowed out campari tomatoes with the seasoned grilled vegetables.
  12. Serve individually or platter up more of the salad and serve the tomatoes over top “family style”.
campari tomato vinaigrette
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Yields: 1 cup
Approx. prep time: 5 min
 
Ingredients
  • ½ cup Campari tomato seeds & water
  • ¼ cup Extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup White wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Mustard seeds
  • ¼ tsp Black pepper
  • ¼ tsp Sea salt
Instructions
  1. Whisk together all ingredients.
  2. Add salt and pepper, to taste.

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scrumptious mini® – Recipe

Tuna Stuffed Mini Cucumbers
tuna-stuffed mini cucumber canoes
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Yields: 4 portions Approx. prep time: 15 min
 
Ingredients
  • 6 Village Farms mini cucumbers
  • 1 120g tin Canned tuna in water, drained
  • ¼ cup Mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup Edamame, shelled
  • 1 Lemon, juice and zest
  • Pinch Black pepper
  • Pinch Sea salt
Instructions
  1. Mix tuna, mayo, and lemon juice in a bowl. Season lightly with salt and pepper, to taste.
  2. Cut the mini cucumbers in half lengthwise, and shave a thin slice off the bottom so they sit flat.
  3. Using a small spoon, carve out a groove by removing the seeds and making a "canoe".
  4. Chop the extra mini cucumber slices and seeds, and toss into the tuna salad mixture.
  5. Fill up the mini cucumber "canoes" with the tuna salad and place the edamame beans on top. Sprinkle with lemon zest.

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luscious seedless long english® – Recipe

Cucumber Breakfast Smoothie
luscious seedless long english® breakfast smoothie
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Yields: 2 portions Approx. prep time: 5 min
 
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Wash and chop the cucumber, sweet bell pepper, pear, ginger, and parsley. Transfer to a blender.
  2. Top off with coconut water and lime juice.
  3. Blend until smooth.

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luscious seedless long english® – Recipe

Grilled Avocado Cucumber Salad
grilled avocado, cucumber, & kale salad
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Yields: 4 portions Approx. prep time: 30 min
 
Ingredients
  • 1½ Village Farms luscious seedless long english® cucumbers (remaining half is used in dressing)
  • ¼ cup Extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Avocado
  • 1 head Black kale
  • ½ lb Brussels sprouts
  • ½ cup Pumpkin seeds
  • ¼ cup Fresh mint
  • 1 Lime, juice and zest
  • ½ cup Cucumber yoghurt
  • ½ tsp Black pepper
  • ¼ tsp Sea salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat a grill pan or bbq to grill the avocado.
  2. Cut the avocado in half and brush it with olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  3. Grill the avocado by placing it cut-side down on the hot grill/pan and not moving it for 1 minute.
  4. Gently remove avocado from grill, coarsely chop, sprinkle with the juice of ½ the lime and reserve.
  5. Roughly chop the cucumber, kale, and mint. Combine all in a large mixing bowl.
  6. Peel down the Brussels sprouts into leaves and add to bowl.
  7. Add the avocado to the bowl.
  8. –15 minutes before serving, squeeze the remaining lime juice into the bowl, add the remaining olive oil, and season with salt and pepper. Hand toss to mix.
  9. Plate the salad by pooling the cucumber yoghurt in the center of the plate, spreading it out, then dropping your olive oil and lime-dressed salad in the center, then topping the salad with pumpkinseeds.
  10. (If you’d like to step it up a little, you can use pumpkinseed oil, which is a beautiful, nutty-tasting oil, and drizzle it through the cucumber dressing.)
cucumber mint yoghurt
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Yields: 1 cup
Approx. prep time: 5 min
 
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Purée cucumber and lime juice together in a food processor or blender.
  2. Gently fold puréed cucumber into the greek yoghurt in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Chop the mint and add to the cucumber yoghurt.
  4. Add salt and pepper to taste.

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Scrumptious Mini Cucumber Crudite
cucumber crudite with roasted campari tomato hummus
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Yields: 4 cups Approx. prep time: 30 min
 
Ingredients
  • 1 lb Village Farms scrumptious mini cucumbers
  • 1 lb Village Farms sinfully sweet campari tomatoes
  • ¼ cup Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lb Chickpeas, cooked
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • ¼ cup Sesame seeds
  • ¼ cup Fresh Italian flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 Lemon, zest and juice
  • ½ tsp Cumin powder
  • ½ tsp Black pepper
  • ¼ tsp Sea salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. Place campari tomatoes in a heavy pan and drizzle with a tablespoon of olive oil.
  3. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Roast the campari tomatoes at 425°F for 20 minutes.
  5. Transfer to a food processor or blender and purée while pouring in the remaining olive oil.
  6. Once the mixture is smooth, add garlic, chickpeas, and sesame seeds, and continue to purée.
  7. Add salt, pepper, cumin, parsley, lemon juice, and zest, and purée once more briefly—just enough to rough chop the parsley and combine the final seasonings.
  8. Serve with sliced mini cucumbers.

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scrumptious mini® – Recipe

Mini cucumbers
Mini Pickles
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Yields: 1 quart pickles
 
Ingredients
  • 1 Lb (454 G) – Village Farms scrumptious mini® cucumbers
  • 1 Cup (240 G) – White vinegar, 5%
  • ½ Cup (120 G) – White wine vinegar
  • 1 Cup (240 G) – Water
  • ¾ Cup (180 G) – Cane sugar
  • 2 Tbsp (20 G) – Mustard seeds
  • 1 Tbsp (1 G) – Celery seeds
  • ¼ Cup (1 G) – Dill
  • 2 Ea (.5 G) – Bay leaf
  • ¼ Tsp (1 G) – Black pepper
  • ¼ Tsp (1 G) – Sea salt
Instructions
  1. Cut mini cucumbers in half lengthwise.
  2. Place the mini cucumbers and the dill into a mason jar.
  3. Heat the vinegar and sugar solution with all the spices until it reaches a slow boil…
  4. Pour over the mini cucumbers in the mason jar.
  5. Allow to cool naturally with the lid off.
  6. Once fully cooled, put on the lid and store in refrigerator.
  7. Allow to stand 24 hrs before tasting.

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scrumptious mini® – Recipe

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cucumber, mint, & apple smoothie
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Yields: 1 20oz smoothie
 
Ingredients
  • 3 Village Farms scrumptious mini cucumbers
  • 1 small Granny Smith apple
  • ½ Banana
  • 1 tbsp Mint
  • 1 cup Water
  • ¼ cup Spinach
  • ¼ cup Kale
  • 1 Lime juice
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in blender – purée until smooth.

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luscious seedless long english® – Recipe

Luscious Seedless Long English Cucumber
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Ingredients
  • 3 Large Village Farms luscious seedless long english cucumbers, seeded and cut into ½ inch chunks
  • 2 cups Plain yogurt or yogurt cheese
  • 2 tsp Minced garlic
  • 2 tsp Finely-chopped dill
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Lemon juice
  • 1 tsp Salt
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients together. Chill if possible for about an hour to let flavors blend. Serve at room temperature with pita bread or pita crisps (baguette slices in lieu of pita)