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07-09-2008, 04:32 PM
Since it's unusually warm here in SF and cucumbers are in abundance, it's a great day to eat some! Finally got around to trying my slicer/grater gadget on these(I use it for tons of other stuff). I ran a couple of peeled cucumbers lengthwise along the slicer blade, and they came out nice and thin. What great broad "noodles"! Anyway, I tossed those with a dressing made of blended chopped green onions, a tablespoon of raw almond butter, some lemon juice, nama shoyu, and a bit of Sriracha hot sauce(not raw, but delicious anyway and it's just a teensy bit). Then I added these to a big heap of spring mix and mint leaves. Divine, and satisfying the noodle craving without hitting up regular ones, plus an Asian flavor craving. I think I will be eating these for lunch a lot while the cucumbers are in season, and the weather warm! A nice big glass of water with fresh-squeezed lime juice was fab with this!
07-09-2008, 04:51 PM
Sounds good. I was reading about the hot sauce ingredients & it can easily be made raw with chilies, garlic, vinegar & salt
07-09-2008, 05:15 PM
Thank you so much for posting this! I was just searching today for a cucumber based recipe because I am overloaded with fresh cucumbers as of now. I'm going to try it out tonight!! Thanks!
07-09-2008, 05:24 PM
It is ridiculously hot, isn't it? I was also going to have a cucumber salad with my favorite guacamole-type dressing, but I didn't even think of using my noodle slicer (spiral) on the cukes. Thanks for the idea!
I'll have to try that dressing too when it cools down a bit.
07-09-2008, 06:00 PM
Just finished making this - love it! and its so easy. I have a hand held peeler type thing that cuts things into strips - i use it for carrots a lot but hadn't thought of cucumbers. used that - and followed your instructions except i had to use raw tahini instead of almond butter b/c i was out - but otherwise, did just as you instructed. Yummy and so easy! Love it.
07-09-2008, 09:07 PM
Your cuke recipes sound so refreshing!
Yeah, it was 87 degrees at 6 a.m. today....fun.
07-10-2008, 02:47 AM
Sounds RAWonderful..............Thanks for Sharing.
07-10-2008, 12:02 PM
i made a hot sauce yesterday. really yummy.
2 T olive oil
2 T balsamic vinegar
2 T cayenne
blend in food processor - put into the fridge in a glass jar to use when needed. (amounts are approx as i just dumped them in LOL)
07-10-2008, 11:53 PM
Ate my leftovers of this today - still good but i preferred it fresh if just eating it alone. but added it to my raw hummus, carrot sandwich and yummy. perfect for that!! even as leftover. husband even said he would eat it on his sandwiches in the future because it added such good flavor.
07-11-2008, 01:34 AM
Which hummus recipe did you use? Thanks.
07-11-2008, 11:12 AM
Good hot sauce recipe. I was low on cayenne, only used 1 T. That's plenty hot!
Made the dressing with juice of 1 lemon and 2 T. tahini, (and rest of ingredients), wasn't quite right, added 1 T almond butter. That did it for me. Poured it over the cuc noodles, covered it with salad mix with a little more dressing on top.
Had to use chocolate mint leaves. Regular mint would be better. The chocolate mint was okay, but added a little heaviness to it. Such a light and wonderful dish. Putting in on my list of favorites.
07-11-2008, 12:25 PM
I did the sprouted hummus recipe - didn't follow any exact recipe. soaked the beans for 12 hours, drained. rinsed every 3 to 4 hours, etc. i did put them in the fridge periodically during the day if i felt it was getting too hot. used my vitamixer to make it once they were sprouted. added raw tahini, fresh lemon juice, fresh garlic, fresh onion, etc. this was my first successful attempt at raw hummus. Last time my beans spoiled! left to soak too long and probably got too hot.
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