Cucumbers Cucumbers Cucumbers
Cucumbers are the spotlight for this edition of Summer Fest. Cucumbers are refreshing, don’t you think? I absolutely love having them on hand as remaining “cool as a cucumber” during a Texas summer is always a priority.
One of my childhood favorite summer treats was thick slices of cucumber splashed with lime and sprinkled with salt. Now as a busy mom I still crave those flavors, but need to enjoy it on the go. So I turn to aguas frescas (fresh waters).
A to go cup brimming with a refreshing water, makes for my day of errands a little less stressful. Aguas are widely popular in Mexico and here in Edinburg, Texas they have also found a home. Sold in many places from restaurants to convenient stores, aguas can be found everywhere.
I prefer to make mine at home, as I do not enjoy the watered down versions. Loaded with cucmbers, lime, salt and a drizzle of agave this glass of goregous is a great way to stay cool this summer. Enjoy!
We’re teaming up with food and garden bloggers to host Summer Fest 2011, a season-long garden party. In coming weeks, we’ll feature favorite garden-to-table recipes and tips to help you enjoy the bounty, whether you’re harvesting your own goodies or buying them fresh from the market. Today, we’re exploring peaches!
from the FNDISH.
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Agua de Pepino
by Vianney Rodriguez
by Sweet Life
4 large cucumbers peeled,seeded and diced
1 tsp salt
4 -6 tsp agave
2 cups of water
In juicer or blender add cucumbers, salt, lime juice, agave and 1 cup of water.
Blend until smooth.
Add juice to a pitcher with remaining 1 cup of water.
Taste for seasoning.
Serve over ice.
denise @ singapore shiok says
Congrats on your New Latina gig! So happy for you 🙂
You have no idea how heavenly this agua de pepino looks to me right now *sigh*. I think I will make two, maybe three pitchers – enough for two days!!
So refreshing looking! Perfect summer drink! I’ve heard a lot about aguas frescas but have never tried one, so now might be the perfect time to 🙂
Magic of Spice says
Such a beautiful way to showcase fresh cucumbers…lovely!
Christine @ Fresh Local and Best says
Vivianne, this sounds so wonderfully refreshing! Perfect for those HOT summers in Texas!
You wouldn’t believe how many cucumbers I have in my fridge in need of being used. you also wouldn’t believe how dehydrated I constantly am. Ideal solution? This beverage. Yum.
“As cool as cucumber” …how true is this…
Congrats on being a regular feature on New Latina 🙂
Congrats on being a part of New Latina!!!
This does look refreshing—cucumbers with limes and a bit of salt, eh? Truth be told, that sound odd to me, but I like eating watermelons and strawberries with a sprinkle of salt—so I’m a good one to try those flavour combos ;]
Elise Johnson says
Looks totally refreshing! Can’t wait to try! So glad I found you through the FN Summer Fest!
Nami | Just One Cookbook says
I wanted to leave the comment on your newest post, but the comment was closed, so I’m leaving my comment here. Congratulations on your feature on New Latina!! This is AWESOME!!! Congrats! The website looks like it has a lot of traffic. I’m so happy for you and your blog! 😉 Now this one looks very summery and refreshing!
Carolyn Jung says
I swear, that is one of my fave things about treating myself to a rare spa day — the cucumber water. Yes, the massage or facial sure is nice, too. But there’s just something so wonderful about sitting something that tastes like pure relaxation in a glass.
Oh, my! I’ve never tasted this before and would love to try it.
Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella says
This looks so refreshing! I keep seeing how hot the weather is for you guys-meanwhile it is cold, wet and rainy here. I know I’d rather be drinking this and being warm 😉
Roxana GreenGirl says
i had this refreshing water on out trip to Mexico but never made it myself.
I should try it soon, the heat seems to be taking over.
5 Star Foodie says
Perfectly refreshing in this hot summer weather!
Hi, I absolutely love this recipe! This is one of the most refreshing Mexican beverages you can make. I liked it so much that I shared it on my blog, http://www.mexfoodrecipes.com. I hope you’ll check it out! Have a great night! Maria
maybe just one of the most refreshing drinks I’ve heard of…. would like the lime in mine too
wow what a great drink new to me 🙂
Kitchen Belleicious says
Oh give me give me! Seriously give me! It looks so great and fun and refreshing! perfect
Angie's Recipes says
Oh YUM. I’ve just been reminded that I have to do this! Nice and refreshing.
My thought was another margarita but as it turns out no alcohol involved I might remain sober for while with this refreshing drink.
LOL, it would make for a fab margarita..
Lori Lynn says
Definitely refreshing. The color is gorgeous.
Lori, yes the color is wonderful..thanks for stopping by
Maris (In Good taste) says
Very interesting! looks so refreshing
Intriguing! Now that is something I never would have dreamed of, but it looks too pretty to be denied.
Heather @girlichef says
Oh, Agua de Pepino is something I’ve never made before…for some reason I never think of it at the right time (like when I have cucumbers). But I just know it is super refreshing…I do love a few slices of cuke in my water, so… 🙂
That is an interesting drink! Refreshing.
I love simply slicing fresh ripe cucumbers and sliding several slices into my ice water. So refreshing and spa-like.