Featured Recipe: Mint Cucumber Cooler and Mint-Infused Fruit Salad

Serves: 4
Total Calories: 143


1 pound cucumber (about 2 good-sized cucumbers), ends trimmed but peel still on, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup lime juice from fresh limes (about 1 pound of limes, or 5 to 10 limes, depending on how juicy they are)
1 1/4 cups packed (spearmint) mint leaves (about a large handful), woody stems removed
1/4 cup agave (or 1/2 cup sugar)
1 1/4 cups water
2 cups grapes, halved
1 cup strawberries, hulled & sliced
1 cup fresh pineapple, diced
2 cups honeydew melons, diced
1 cup cantaloupe, diced
1 cup fresh grapefruit, diced
1 cup blueberries
2 cups Cuties or mandarin oranges, diced
2 tablespoons sugar
1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, minced


Mint Cucumber Cooler: Cool and refreshing agua fresca, made with cucumbers, lime, and mint. Perfect for hot days!

1. Put ingredients in blender, add enough water to fill 3/4 of blender. Hold the lid on the blender and purée until smooth. Place a fine mesh sieve over a bowl and pour the purée through it, pressing against the sieve with a rubber spatula or the back of a spoon to extract as much liquid out as possible.

2. Fill a large pitcher halfway with ice cubes. Add the juice. Serve with sprigs of mint and slices of lime

Mint-Infused Fruit Salad:
1. Combine all ingredients except sugar and mint in a large bowl. Using a mortar and pestle, grind mint and sugar together until well blended. Add minted sugar to fruit and lightly combine. Cover and chill salad at least 3 hours before serving.

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 4
Total Calories: 143
Calories from Fat: 0

This Featured Recipe: Mint Cucumber Cooler and Mint-Infused Fruit Salad recipe is from the 2013 HomeCook'n Collection Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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