Cucumbers

Okroshka Recipe (Chilled Buttermilk Soup with Herbs)

This take on okroshka, a classic summer soup named after the Russian word kroshit, meaning “to crumble,” uses tangy kefir or buttermilk as a base and is filled with heaps of torn fresh herbs. Grated horseradish and spicy mustard add a gentle backnote to the soup. If you can’t find quail eggs or don’t have …

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Cucumber and Corn Salad with Pomegranate and Poppy Seeds

Pomegranate seeds add a pop of tart juice to each bite of this buttery late-summer salad with crunchy cucumbers and a toasty sesame oil vinaigrette. Sautéing corn intensifies its natural sweetness and if you have an abundance of it left over, use them in our favorite summer corn recipes. Cucumber and Corn Salad with Pomegranate …

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Tomato Cucumber Salad with Fennel Dressing

Chef Eli Sussman of Samesa updates the classic combination of tomatoes and cucumbers with heirloom varieties of the titular ingredients. Produce at the height of summer needs no embellishment. Here, he dresses them in a simple, caramelized fennel citronette. For more ways to use the shoulder-season vegetables, check out all of our tomato recipes. Featured in: …

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