Cucumber and Lime Juice

It is not unusual for a weekly trip to the garden to yield a 10 cucumber harvest in August.  Our cucumbers get used up in a number of ways, as an addition to a veggie tray served with this feta and yogurt dip, with rice vinegar or added to a salad.  This juice recipe is by far the best way to keep up with their abundant growth.  

Cucumber and lime

Cucumber and Lime Juice

By Inspired by the Seasons

  • 3-4 large cucumbers, peeled, seeded and chopped into 2" chunks
  • 1/2 c water for blending
  • 2 tsp freshly grated ginger
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 2 T sugar

Place cucumber and water into a blender and process until smooth.  You may need to do this in batches.  Transfer to a fine mesh sieve over a large bowl to drain and press out any remaining juice with a rubber spatula. 

In a glass pitcher, add ginger, sugar and lime juice stir together until sugar is dissolved.  Pour in cucumber juice, stir and refrigerate 1-2 hours, taste and add more sugar if desired.  I garnished with a sprig of lemon thyme.

Cucumber Lime Juice