• Recipes from cucumbers

    Cucumbers, consisting mainly of water, are a good diuretic. Sit in the summer for at least a week on a diet of cucumbers( at the same time they need to eat at least 2 kg per day), and you perfectly clean your kidneys. Salts do not eat at all, from food, allow yourself only a couple of slices of black bread for the whole day. Cucumbers wash the kidneys no worse than watermelons.

    In cucumbers there are many necessary salts for our body, especially in the peel. Therefore, try not to clean cucumbers, eating for eating salad varieties with a delicate skin. In addition, during the whole season, feed cucumbers with microelements, then they will get into your organism in a form accessible to you, for everything that enters our body in pure chemical or synthetic form( the same pharmacy vitamins or minerals such as iron, selenium, calcium), the body takes out 90% of the percentages. Vitamins and minerals derived from plants, it is 90% absorbed.

    Cucumber is considered a low-calorie dietary product. It drastically reduces the acidity of gastric juice, so it is especially useful for those with acidity increased. And there is no contraindication favored by everyone, except for a significantly reduced acidity. And it has antipyretic action. So, if the temperature rises, then eat cucumbers, and do not grab the medication immediately.

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    Not quite ordinary beetroot soup

    For one serving: 300 ml of bread kvass and water, 1 young root beet together with the tops, 1 carrot, 1 medium-sized cucumber, a bunch of green onions, a pair of feathers of dill, 1 steep egg, 2 tbsp.spoons of sour cream, 1 teaspoon of sugar and 1 teaspoon of 9% vinegar, salt to taste.

    Young beets must be peeled and cut into strips, stems with small pieces. Pour water, add the vinegar and simmer for 20 minutes. Add the sliced ​​tops and sugar, put out until ready, remove from heat, cool. Carrots clean, cut into strips and boil separately in a small amount of water, cool. Cut fresh cucumber into small pieces, finely chop the green onions and steep egg. In this mixture, pour in beetroot, add carrots. Pour kvass, stir, salt to taste. When serving, sprinkle with dill and add sour cream.

    Fried cucumber

    Long-bodied varieties are more suitable for this dish.

    1-2 cucumber, 1 tbsp.a spoon of vegetable oil and flour, salt and sour cream to taste, a pair of feathers of dill.

    Wash cucumbers, cut into circles about 1 cm thick, sprinkle a little, roll in flour and fry on both sides. Pour the sour cream and boil for 1 - 2 minutes.

    When serving, you can sprinkle with dill dill.

    Salad of overgrown cucumbers

    3 kg fresh cucumbers( if cucumbers outgrowed, then cut them peel off), 0.5 kg onions, 200 g of dill.

    For the preparation of cold dressing: 250 ml of vegetable oil and 6% vinegar, 1/2 cups of sugar and salt.

    Cut cucumbers into circles, onion rings, finely chop dill. Spread cucumbers and onions on cans with layers, pouring dill. Make a cold dressing and pour the cucumber with onions. Let it brew for 3 hours, compact the contents of the cans, shifting some of the contents from one jar to the other.

    Cover and sterilize the jars: capacity 1L - 10 minutes, 0.8 liters - 8 minutes, 0.5 liters - 5 minutes.

    Salad is ready for use immediately after it has cooled down. If the cans with salad are covered with lids and sterilized for 10 minutes, then rolled up, then the salad is perfectly preserved throughout the winter in the refrigerator.

    Lightly salted cucumbers

    Cut the tips of young cucumbers into a jar. Top with dill, garlic leaves, a sprig of tarragon, hyssop, leaves of black currant and pour boiling brine( for 1 liter of water 2 tablespoons of salt).Cucumbers will be ready in 6 hours.

    The easiest way to preserve cucumbers

    For 1 liter of capacity, 500 grams of cucumber, 500 g of water, 1 tbsp.a spoonful of salt, 1 tablet of aspirin, 1/3 teaspoon of citric acid, red ground pepper on the tip of the knife, spicy greens to taste, a clove of garlic.

    Greens and cucumbers are blanched, tightly packed in jars. Lower the aspirin, salt, citric acid, pepper, pour boiling water, roll up. Turn over on covers and slowly cool under a blanket.

    Store at room temperature.

    Pickled cucumbers

    The highlight of this recipe is the use of a large number of spices.

    1,5 kg of cucumbers( per 3 liter jar), 3 dill umbrellas, 4 cloves of garlic, 3 cherry leaves, 3 horseradish pieces( 2 cm in size), 1 pod of bitter red pepper, 3-4 small red tomatoes, 1 piecesweet Bulgarian pepper.

    To prepare the marinade: on 1.5 liters of water 2 stalks of dill together with an umbrella, 2 sheets of black currant, 3 carnations, 3 fragrant peas and 2 peas of black pepper, 1 bay leaf, 3 tablespoons.tablespoons of salt, 5 tbsp.spoons of sugar.

    Wash cucumbers and add water for 3 hours. Put dill, red pepper, garlic, horseradish, cherry leaves on the bottom of the jar. Densely to lay cucumbers, from above - tomatoes and the Bulgarian pepper cut into slices.

    Marinade simmer 20 minutes, dill and blackcurrant leaves to take out.

    Cover the cucumber with a hot marinade and cover with a lid for 5 minutes. Drain into a saucepan and boil again the marinade, remove from heat, add 1 tbsp.spoonful of 9% vinegar and again pour the cucumbers, roll up, turn on the lid, slowly cool under the blanket. Store at room temperature.

    Cucumber jam

    1 kg of small( 3-5 cm) cucumber, 1 kg of sugar, 1 lemon, a little bit of vanilla.

    Cook cucumbers, pour a thick syrup( 1 glass of water per 1 kg of sugar).

    Add the juice of squeezed lemon, finely chopped lemon zest, vanilla. Bring to a boil, remove from heat, allow to cool slightly and again bring to a boil, cook on very low heat.

    Spicy caviar from salted cucumber

    1 kg of red tomatoes, bell peppers, onions, carrots and pickles.

    All ingredients( except salted cucumbers) finely chopped, lightly fried in vegetable oil. Cut cucumbers and add to caviar, mix thoroughly. To extinguish to readiness( the oil will float upward), salt to taste, stir. Spread on sterile cans, roll up, cool under the blanket.