You are here: Home » In Season » Keep Cool with Cucumbers Keep Cool with Cucumbers In Season,Ingredient http://relish.com/articles/keep-cool-with-cucumbers/ by Jill MeltonJune 18, 2012 From sprightly salads to chilly popsicles, here are seven cool cucumber recipes to fall in love with this summer. Mark Boughton/ Styling by: Teresa Blackburn http://pgoarelish2.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/israeli-couscous-mango-cucumber-cilantro-salad-relish__crop-landscape.jpg Share this: Pin ItEmailPrint This time of year, cucumbers are king. They're first to the summer finish line where they boldly preen themselves in overflowing baskets. I had never been much of a cucumber fan, that is until I discovered a sweet and vinegary Asian cucumber salad. Sliced cucumbers combined with sugar and rice vinegar make a cool, sprightly accompaniment to just about anything from burgers, to casseroles to grilled meats. Of course you can add other ingredients—cilantro, red onion, tomato—but in a pinch this basic trinity does the job. Another cucumber-ed up salad great for backyard grill-outs is our Israeli Couscous with Mango, Cucumber and Cilantro. The unlikely sweet mangoes tossed with couscous is fantastic. I've come to embrace cucumbers in recipes beyond salads too, from popsicles to limeades, the crunchy and cool summertime staple now has a permanent place on my menu. —By Jill Melton, Relish Editor Share this: Pin ItEmailPrint Thai-Style Cucumber Mint Salad Cucumber and mint are bright fresh flavors in this Thai-style salad. Vinagrete (Brazilian Tomato Slaw) This refreshing combination, something like a salad-textured gazpacho, makes a fresh, piquant side for a Brazilian black bean plate. Israeli Couscous with Mango and Cucumber Sweet mangoes combine with Israeli couscous in this summery salad. Cucumbers with Oregano, Feta and Pine Nuts Crisp, crunchy and light, this cool cucumber salad recipe is a welcome side at meals following warm spring days spent in the backyard. Limeade with Cucumber and Ginger Surprisingly refreshing, this summery sip is healthful and delicious. Asian Cucumber Salad A five-ingredient salad, beautifully balanced.