While having a discussion with inherchucks about the deliciousness of cucumber water but the whole ‘not wanting to waste the cucumber’ part of that, I decided to come up with a list of ways you can use the cucumber so as to not throw it out or feel as if it was wasted.
Here is my non-exhaustive list:
1 Eat the cucumber slices as you drink the water.
2 Puree the cucumber before putting it in the water. Mix well before pouring.
3 After making cucumber water, take out the cucumber and add to a blender with honeydew melon and mint leaves, puree into a smoothie consistency and put in popcicle molds.
4 After making cucumber water, take out the cucumber and blend with watermelon, fennel and crushed ice for a light summer slushie.
5 Puree cucumber and add to mojito mix.
6 Drain cucumber and make tzaziki sauce.
7 Drain cucumber. Slice avocado and cheese. Stack avocado, cucumber, and cheese on a cracker.
8 Make a facial or skin toner.
9 Any combination, substitution, revision, or addition to the above.
P.S.: Remember, cucumber is actually a fruit.