Friday, June 10, 2011

Summer Cucumbers

If you have a garden and are growing cucumbers you know that soon you will be buried in them. Aside from putting them in salads or dipping them in hummus or making pickles there are some other refreshing ways to use them. Here is my recipe for Tzatziki, a Greek style sauce that can be used as a dip as well. We served it on a sandwich made with Riverview Farms Greek Meatballs (they are now selling premade meatballs, I picked up the Greek ones but I have heard that the Thai Lemongrass ones are incredible too!), Holeman and Finch Fresh Pita, with some fresh tomato and homegrown lettuce all topped with our Tzatziki! Yummy cucumbers!

1 ½ cups Greek style Yogurt (I used Fage, 2%)
¾ cup diced cucumber
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 lemon, juice and zest
2-3 oz. crumbled feta
Couple tablespoons chopped fresh mint
Couple tablespoons chopped fresh dill
Salt and fresh ground pepper.

Mix all ingredients together and season with salt and pepper to taste. (Please taste it first some feta is saltier than others!)


All ingredients purchased on the Farm Mobile!


  1. Yummy! Now I understand where that phrase "cool as a cucumber" must have originated. Thanks Vanessa! :)