Originally posted August 16, 2012

braised cucumber

braised cucumber by joanie

Cooked cucumber has a sweet and meaty taste. My version uses a little less butter and fresh (rather than dried) mint leaves.


  • 2 cucumbers
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 lemon, juiced
  • 12 fresh mint leaves, finely chopped
4 servings


Peel cucumbers, cut lengthwise, and remove the seeds. Chop into 1/2" chunks.

Heat butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the cucumbers and salt. Stir occasionally, letting the cucumbers brown. Once they take on color, add the lemon juice and mint leaves. Mix well.

Plate and serve.

15 minutes


  • commented over 7 years ago

    I'll have to try this since I got lots of cukes in our CSA Box this week.


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