Cucumber and Strawberry. Your best friends in summer!

I think summer is the best time for new experiments in the kitchen. Today I’ll show you three fresh recipes with cucumber and strawberries and you’ll be delighted with them.

So get ready to try a light summer cocktail, tender salad and tea sandwiches but don’t forget that you need a lot of cucumbers and strawberries. How fortunate that now they’re everywhere! 🙂

Cucumber Mint Water with Lime and Strawberry

You need to have:

  • 10 strawberries

  • 2-3 cucumbers

  • 2 limes

  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves

  • Ice cubes

  • Water

You need to do:

Sliced cucumbers, strawberries and limes. Cover with water. Add mint and ice. Drink immediately!

Strawberry Cucumber Tea Sandwiches (16 pieces)

You need to have:

  • 16 round crispbreads

  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened

  • 1 English cucumber (or 2-3 pickling)

  • 8 strawberries

  • Salt

  • Dill

You need to do:

Mix together the cream cheese, dill and salt. Spread an equal amount of the cream cheese mixture on each bread round, about 1 to 1 1/2 teaspoons each. Slice 16 thin pieces of cucumber. Place the cucumber on top of the cream cheese. Cut the green tops from the strawberry. Slice the strawberry in half. Make thin slices in each strawberry half and place on top of the cucumber. Enjoy!

Cucumber Strawberry Salad

You need to have:

  • 5 fresh cucumbers

  • 10-12 strawberries

  • 1/2 pound fresh spinach

  • 1/4 pound spring mix salad (lettuce, arugula, baby kale etc.)

  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt or sour cream

  • 2 tsp olive oil and 1/2 tsp balsamic vinegar (optional)

  • 10 sprigs fresh mint

  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

You need to do:

Sliced cucumbers and strawberries. Cut the greens into large chunks or tear them by hand. Mix olive oil and balsamic vinegar and set aside. Finely chop the mint, then mix with yogurt (sour cream) and spices, whisk all. Mix cucumbers, strawberries and greens. Sprinkle with olive oil and vinegar. Serve portions on a plate with yogurt sauce on top. Yummy!

Homemade “Mors”

I have a great idea for you to prepare delicious drink based of water and any sweet jam, honey or even maple syrup.
So, select jam, syrup or honey to taste and add one or two tablespoons of what you’ve selected to the glass of water.

It may be cold water with ice cubes or sparkling water. Or it can be hot water in a beautiful teacup and then you’ll get a wonderful warming drink.

All you need to do is mix the added ingredient with water and enjoy.

In my homeland Ukraine this drink is called “Mors” but you can come up with a name for it yourself!

Favorite winter tea

This tea is called “The Lover”, because it warm, sweet and even piquant (Do not laugh – it’s true)!

You need to have:

  • Water – 1 cup
  • Ginger – piece of root
  • Lemon – 1-2 slices
  • Honey – 1 tbs.

You need to do:

  1. Boil water in a kettle.
  2. Grate ginger and put it in a cup.
  3. Pour ginger with hot water.
  4. Leave for 10-15 minutes.
  5. Add a slice of lemon and honey to taste.
  6. You can also add lemon balm, mint or cinnamon.

Enjoy your “Lover” tea!