Friday, July 8, 2011

Cucumber Agua Fresca

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This recipe is from the Food Bank newsletter, The News Beet.  I must admit that I was somewhat skeptical when Food Bank chef, Arturo Vargas, offered me a glass of Agua Fresca.  But, what a wonderful surprise!  One sip was all it took.  It was so delicious and refreshing. 

There are many variations of Agua Fresca, several of which add serano chili.  If you want to try that, add just a very little minced chili at a time and taste before adding more.

Cleo, Food Bank volunteer

  • 1 large cucumber
  • 5 limes
  •  1/2 bunch of mint
  • 1/8 cup of sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup of water
  • Cut the cucumber into 2 1/2 inch slices.  Place them in the blender along with 1/2 bunch mint, 1/8 cup of sugar and 1 1/2 cup of water.
  • Squeeze the limes into the blender as well and blend.
  • Strain the cucumber water into a pitcher and add ice.
  • ENJOY!
Makes: 4 servings
Prep time: 10 minutes

1 comment:

  1. I have just finished a batch of this recipe using 4 limes and found, that to my taste, even 4 are a bit too many. It may be just a matter of taste or perhaps the juicy-ness of the limes. It is still a wonderful drink for a hot day,


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