Cucumbers & Mint

cucumbers & mint
Not long ago I posted a Cucumber Mint Granita.  I liked the flavor combination so much I used it again in this simple recipe.  It’s a great way to use cucumbers from your garden, and it only needs a little bit of mint.  If you don’t have mint of your own (it’s very easy to grow, but can also spread to places where you don’t want it), see if a neighbor has a little you can pick.  About 15 – 20 medium sized leaves is plenty.  Of course, you can buy cucumbers and mint at the store too.

I made this to take to a celiac support group meeting recently and it was a hit.  My family liked it too.  It keeps for a while in your frig and becomes more like pickles as it sits.

The ingredient amounts aren’t very important.  Use as much or little as you like.  I used a small amount of rice vinegar, but you could substitute apple cider vinegar and/or  use a little more if you are fond of vinegar.  You can also peel the cucumbers or leave the skin on if it is tender.  I have done it both ways and both were good.

Cucumbers & Mint
Recipe type: Side Dish
  • 4 cups chopped cucumber
  • 2 Tablespoons rice vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon minced mint leaves
  1. Combine all ingredients and chill.


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I have been gluten free since 2000 when I was diagnosed with celiac disease. I am convinced that gluten-free food can and should be delicious. Through sharing recipes, menu plans, and information, I hope to help others enjoy a happy gluten-free life.
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  1. Kim - Cook It Allergy Free says:

    Linda, my grandma's mint used to grow like wildfire all over her garden. She would make a cucumber salad very similar (I think she also added some fresh dill and a pinch of sugar). This reminds me so much of her. Had totally forgotten about this salad. Yum! This is perfect for summer!

  2. Brenda says:

    I bet this tastes really fresh. Love this combo.

  3. Crystal @ A Well-Feathered Nest says:

    This sounds good. I already do the cukes with vinegar, but I think it would be a good way to use some of my mint. Now if they would just hurry up and grow!

  4. Lisa@BlessedwithGrace says:

    Yum! Thanks for the recipe and linking up to Tempt My Tummy Tuesday.

  5. Aubree Cherie says:

    Tasty! I bet its very refreshing and light. Perfect if you happen to be experiencing this crazy heat and humidity! :)

    ~Aubree Cherie

  6. Sophie says:

    A refreshing dish!

    Very tasty looking!

  7. Tasty Eats At Home says:

    I love cucumbers and mint. So refreshing together. This sounds excellent.

  8. Its A Blog Party says:

    Sounds great!
    Thanks for linking up!

  9. debi9kids says:

    This sounds so perfectly summery 😉

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