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Chilled Cucumber Mash Recipe

Louise Hendon | September 22
Cucumber Basil Mash Recipe

This is an easy mash recipe – it doesn’t even need cooking! It can be made from the puree left over from making these ice-cubes or you can make it fresh following the recipe below and drink the juice.

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How to Make Chilled Cucumber Mash

Step 1: Place the cucumber, basil, lime juice, and water into a blender and blend well.

I used fresh purple basil in this recipe – it’s beautiful and fragrant!
purple basil plant

Step 2: Squeeze the liquid out of the puree (use a strainer). Mix the sesame oil, garlic powder, and salt into the cucumber mash.

Uses for the liquid: Drink it as a nice refreshing juice or use it to make ice cubes – see this recipe.

Cucumber Basil Mash Recipe

Another Cucumber Recipe

For another cucumber recipe, check out this refreshing mint cucumber melon soup, or else this simple cucumber salad.

Cucumber Basil Mash Recipe

Chilled Cucumber Mash Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Side
Serves: 1 cup
Ingredients
  • 1 cucumber (12-13 oz) - peeled and cut into large chunks to fit into blender
  • 5 small basil leaves (or 3 large leaves)
  • Juice from ¼ lime
  • ¼ cup water to get blender going
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder or to taste
  • Salt to taste
Instructions
  1. Place the cucumber, basil, lime juice, and water into a blender and blend well.
  2. Using a strainer, squeeze the liquid out of the cucumber mash.
  3. Mix in the sesame oil, garlic powder, and salt.
  4. Enjoy chilled!