Hungarian Cucumber Salad


2 medium or large cucumbers 1 teaspoon salt Pinch of sugar 1/4 cup white vinegar Dash of garlic powder 1/2 cup water (or sour cream for a creamy dressing) Sweet paprika Black pepper

1. Peel the cucumbers and slice them very thin. Sprinkle with salt and let stand for 30-60 minutes with a […]

Tomato Basil Quinoa Salad

From Intern Leah Jennings

3 big tomatoes, any variety, diced 1 cucumber, diced 1 cup dry quinoa (makes 2 cups cooked) 1/4 cup basil, chopped 1/4 cup feta cheese (more to taste) 1/2 of a small sweet onion, diced very small 1 clove garlic, minced small or crushed

Dressing 2 Tbsp red wine vinegar […]

Bread and Butter Pickles (Large Batch)

From “The Big Book of Preserving the Harvest” by Carol Costenbader (Rachel’s revisions in parenthesis).

6 pounds cucumbers, scrubbed and sliced 1/8” thick 1 1/2 C sweet onions, sliced and peeled 2 cloves garlic (I used more) 1/3 cup salt (I used sea salt) Ice cubes 4 1/2 cups sugar (I used 4 cups) 1 […]

Creamy Cucumber Soup


1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 small onion, diced 1 tablespoon lemon juice 4 cups peeled, seeded and thinly sliced cucumbers, divided 1 1/2 cups vegetable broth, or reduced-sodium chicken broth 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper Pinch of cayenne pepper 1 avocado, diced 1/4 cup chopped […]

Cucumber Dill Dip

1 16 oz container Sour cream 1 cucumber, grated and squeezed as dry as possible 1 bunch fresh dill, chopped 1/4 cup lemon juice 1 tsp. salt

Mix all ingredients. Adjust seasonings to taste. Cover and refrigerate 1-2 hours. Serve with vegetable sticks (squash, broccoli, carrots, etc), and crackers or chips.

Gazpacho Soup

From longtime Arlington shareholder Jay Michney

½ onion, half of it finely diced and half of it left whole4-5 tomatoes, washed and cored (it will be best if you use ripein season tomatoes)4 pickling cucumbers (or 2 regular cucumbers), 2 peeled anddiced and 2 peeled whole1 red pepper, seeded, ½ of it diced finely and […]

Bread and Butter Pickles

This is a great recipe for bread and butter pickles. Last year the Marasco-Newton shareholders got together for several pickling "parties" and we pickled many many pounds of cukes and had a great time doing it. —Debbi McGee

1 1/4 pound of cucumbers cut into 1/2 inch slices 1 onion, thinly sliced 2 tbsp kosher […]

Cucumber Salad with Celery Seeds

This cucumber salad is really easy to make, family favorite of mine passed down from my dad’s mother. ~~CSA shareholder Debi McGhee

2 cucumbers thinly sliced 1 onion thinly sliced 1 tsp salt 1 cup water 1/2 cup white vinegar 1/2 cup sugar 1 tsp celery seeds

Layer the cucumbers and onions in […]

Cucumbers with Dilled Buttermilk Dressing

~~CSA shareholder Gloria Mudge

1/2 cup low-fat buttermilk* 1/3 cup chopped fresh dill 1/2 teaspoon white-wine vinegar 1/4 teaspoon mustard powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon fresly ground black pepper (optional) a Pinch of ground white pepper 2 medium cucumbers, seeded and thinly sliced

To prepare the dressing, in a small bowl, combine the […]