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"Indian
Tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, and fresh herbs are dressed with roasted cumin and lime juice in this refreshing side dish. Get the recipe for Indian Chopped Salad (Kachumber)
"Yogurt

A Floral Finish

The use of roses—petals and waters flavored with them—is common in Persian and Middle Eastern kitchens. Naz sprinkles the petals atop this tart, cooling yogurt sauce she serves with crispy rice dishes, and often with stews and meats. Get the recipe for Yogurt Cucumber Sauce with Rose Petals (Maast-o Khiar) »
"Grilled

Grilled Lamb Chops with Tzatziki Sauce

In this classic Greek pairing, dill is used two ways: first in a garlicky marinade for the lamb, and then in a cooling, brightly flavored yogurt sauce. Serve this dish with a simple green salad. Get the recipe for Grilled Lamb Chops with Tzatziki Sauce
"William

Pasta Salad with Buttermilk Dressing

Pasta salad is a Virginia country-store staple, to which Mason Hereford applies his signature culinary move: elevating humble dishes without sacrificing their essence. Al dente penne gets decked out with lemony buttermilk dressing, sweet peppers, and crunchy seeds. Get the recipe for Pasta Salad with Buttermilk Dressing »
"Cucumber

Cucumber Salsa

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"Mushroom
Delicate and toothsome wood ear mushrooms lend their earthiness and bite to a refreshing cucumber salad. Get the recipe for Mushroom and Cucumber Salad (Liang Ban Huanggua)
"Spicy

Spicy Cucumber Salad

Spicy Cucumber Salad
"Cucumber

Cucumber and Corn Salad with Pomegranate and Poppy Seeds

Cucumber and Corn Salad with Pomegranate and Poppy Seeds
"Yogurt

Cucumber Yogurt

Similar to raita, this Iranian sauce differs with the addition of minced fresh yellow onion. Make it a day ahead to allow the flavors to really marry before serving. Get the recipe for Cucumber Yogurt »
"Vegetables
"Cucumber
This cucumber drink recipe featured at Brooklyn’s Pies n Thighs uses fresh ginger for an added kick, with a hint of lime juice to round out the flavors. Get the recipe for Cucumber Agua Fresca
"Brown

Brown Rice Salad with Avocado

Brown Rice Salad with Avocado
"Israeli

Israeli Cous Cous with Ras el Hanout, Fennel and Carrot

Ras el hanout, the North African spice blend, along with fresh orange zest and juice, mint, and cilantro, give Israeli cous cous a fresh feel and flavor in this simple weeknight meal. Get the recipe for Israeli Cous Cous with Ras el Hanout, Fennel and Carrot »
"Garden

Garden Kitchen Sink Gimlet

This boozy gin cocktail uses up an abundance of mint, cucumber, and blackberries—it’s summer in a highball. Get the recipe for Garden Kitchen Sink Gimlet »
"Cucumber-Tomato

Cucumber-Tomato Yogurt

This basic raita is a cooling counterpoint to fiery foods, thanks to its foundation of full-fat yogurt, cucumber, and mint. Plum tomatoes add a hint of acid, Thai chiles heat, and cumin a slight earthiness.
"Cucumbers

Cucumbers and Cream Cheese

There’s no reason this tried-and-true combination needs to be limited to tea time. Make three or four of these paper-thin preparations of white bread topped with tangy, softened cream cheese and crisp cucumber slices, and call it a lunch. Get the recipe for Cucumbers and Cream Cheese »
"Blue

Blue Cheese Wedge Salad

Both blue cheese and Italian dressings adorn the classic iceberg wedge salad. Get the recipe for Blue Cheese Wedge Salad »
"Thai

Thai Green Papaya Salad (Som Tum)

Thai Green Papaya Salad (Som Tum)
"Ho'opono

Ho’opono Potion

Happy hour tastes like paradise with this bracing cocktail of cucumber, tequila, fresh lime juice, and a touch of bitter Aperol.
"Toasted

Toasted Sesame Highball

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