Do you belong to the group of individuals who view cucumber as merely a side dish? It's time to change things up in confinement and experiment with cooking with cucumber as the star ingredient. Because cucumbers are readily available and are one of the best summer foods. So why not try out different things with the cooling vegetable? 

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The ideal blend of cool and nutritious is cucumber.  Here are some health advantages of the cool vegetable as you consider whether you want to include it in your daily diet or not: 

Cucumber's high vitamin K concentration makes it a fantastic food for maintaining bone health. 

Given that it contains both fibre and water, it can help with any constipation issues. 

This vegetable has a good amount of potassium and magnesium, both of which can reduce blood pressure. 

Cucumber flavonoids have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects that protect us from illnesses. 

With only 16 calories per 100 gram, this healthy vegetable aids with weight management. 

Here are a few methods for enjoying the mild but adaptable veggie this summer. 

Cucumber sticks 

We frequently get hungry between meals and want finger foods. The most straightforward answer to our snack cravings is cucumber sticks. Simply slice a cucumber into little sticks, season with salt and pepper, and chill. To go with it, you can also create hummus! Nothing beats cucumber sticks for a snack. You can peel the skin or have it as it is.  

Fresh cucumber juice 

Want a pleasant, refreshing beverage that promotes good health? We've got you. 

To make a soothing cucumber juice you’ll need: Half a cucumber, 1-inch piece of ginger, grated ¼ th teaspoon turmeric powder, 10 stalks of coriander leaves, mint leaves, 10 curry leaves, 1 grated amla, pinch of pepper and ½ lemon. Simply place all of the ingredients in a blender, add some cold water, and squeeze some lemon juice over over. Voila! Your soothing juice filled with all the good greens is prepared. 

Cucumber egg stir fry 

For those who prefer some crunch in their stir fry but don't enjoy the flavour of fresh cucumber, there is this filling one-pan recipe. 

For this you will need: 1 teaspoon of crushed garlic, 3 eggs, 2 to 3 cucumbers, salt, olive oil, and soy sauce (optional). Cut the cucumbers lengthwise, then remove all of the seeds. Slice the vegetables and sprinkle with salt. (This will reduce extra moisture, make the slices crisp, and highlight the cucumber's inherent flavour.) In a another bowl, beat the eggs and sprinkle with salt. Place aside. Cucumber should be properly heated for a few minutes in a sauté pan with garlic so that it loses its raw texture and becomes crunchy. Sprinkle beaten eggs onto the side of the pan that is empty after gently pushing sautéed cucumbers to one side of the pan. Add salt to them to season. After letting the eggs settle, combine them with the cucumber slices. If you want to, you can also add soy sauce while it simmers. 

Cucumber soup 

At first, cold soup seems unusual, don't you think? But on those lazy days when you want to savour the goodness of soup in the hot weather, it's ideal. 

This hot-cold treat requires the following ingredients: one cucumber, 1 cup chopped mint, 1 sliced garlic bulb, plain non-fat yoghurt, 1 ¼ cups, 1/8 teaspoon of lemon juice fresh, 1 teaspoon rock or sea salt.  Garlic, cucumber, and mint should all be pureed to a smooth consistency. Place the yoghurt and lime juice in a bowl with the cucumber mixture. Add a dash of salt, then chill for two hours. Here's how to have some comforting soup during the stifling summers.