The popular names of cucumber grass are: borage, borage, burago. Cucumber grass blooms in June August. Fruits ripen in July September. Often found as weeds.
Culinary recipes, okroshka and cucumber salads. Nutritional value and chemical composition of cucumber grass.
Leaves of cucumber grass contain carotene, ascorbic acid, organic acids (malic, citric), mineral salts, a lot of potassium, mucous substances, saponins, tannins. Cucumber grass flowers contain mucus and essential oil..
Young leaves of cucumber grass smell like fresh cucumber. Their taste resembles cucumbers with a touch of onion. They have a salty taste. Fresh leaves are used for food, and flowers are fresh and candied. Cucumber herb is a good substitute for cucumbers. It can be added to vinaigrettes, salads, sauces, side dishes, okroshka, cold vegetable soups and borscht.
From the roots collected in the fall, you can prepare green oil. Cucumber grass gives a pleasant taste to meat, minced meat and fish fried in vegetable oil. The aroma of cucumber herb goes well with marinades and hot sauce. Cucumber grass can also be used as an independent vegetable dish..
Culinary Herb Recipes.
Beetroot with cucumber grass.
0.5 l of beetroot broth + 1 boiled beets + 2-3 boiled potatoes + 200 g of chopped cucumber grass + various greens + sour cream + salt. Cut vegetables and greens and pour the beetroot broth. You can pour kvass. Add sour cream. You can add boiled eggs and meat.
Okroshka with cucumber grass.
Beef 300 g + eggs 2 pcs + potatoes 400 g + green onions 160 g + cucumber herb leaves 400 g + sour cream 200 g + sugar 100 g + mustard 12 g + dill 20 g + bread kvass 1.6 l + salt. Finely chopped boiled meat, eggs and potatoes. Grind onion with a little salt. Grind the leaves of cucumber grass. Mix all. Add sour cream and mustard. Pour kvass and add dill.
Okroshka with cucumber grass.
Kvass 1 l. + leaves of cucumber grass 5-6 pcs + eggs 2 pcs + watercress 4-5 leaves + leaf mustard 1-2 pcs + green onion 50 g + dill 50 g + potatoes 1 pc + meat or sausage 50 g + sour cream. Finely chop the young leaves of the cucumber grass and grind with two yolks of the boiled egg. Watercress leaves, mustard leaves, green onions, parsley, dill. Add chopped boiled potatoes, egg whites, boiled meat or sausage, sour cream. Pour kvass.
Cold borage soup with eggs.
400 g of cucumbers + 750 ml. yogurt + 2 hard-boiled eggs + 30 g. borago leaves + 20 ml. vegetable oil + 300 ml. cold boiled water + dill greens + salt + ground pepper. Beat yogurt. Add to it oil, ground leaves of borage, finely chopped cucumbers, chopped eggs into small cubes. To salt. Dilute with boiled cold water. Sprinkle with chopped dill and black pepper.
750 g of fresh leaves of cucumber grass + 6 eggs + 100 g of grated cheese + 2 cloves of garlic + salt + thyme + anise. Beat eggs and mix with grated cheese. Cut the leaves of the borage in thin strips and mix with beaten eggs. Let stand 5 minutes. Heat vegetable oil in a pan. Put the mixture in the pan. Fry on each side for 5 minutes. Sprinkle with chopped thyme and anise.
Cucumber and Potato Salad.
Cucumber grass 200 g + potatoes 4 pcs + chopped green onions 1/2 cup + sour cream 1/2 cup + dill greens + salt. Before using in a salad, the leaves of cucumber grass must be crushed with a nibble or chopped very finely. You can’t scald them, because this will lose taste and aroma. When wilted and dried, the leaves lose their aroma.
Peel boiled potatoes. Cut into slices or cubes. Rinse cucumber grass. Chop straws. Combine with potatoes, chopped onions. To salt. Mix. Drizzle with sour cream. Sprinkle with finely chopped dill.
Cucumber Herb Salad.
Leaves of cucumber grass 50 g + pepper 50 g + sauerkraut 50 g + vegetable oil 5-7 g. Cucumber herbaceous. Slice sweet bell pepper. Add as much sauerkraut. Mix everything. Add vegetable oil.
Salad of cucumber grass and tomatoes with nuts.
100 g chopped leaves of cucumber grass + 200 g of tomatoes + 5 chopped walnuts. Mix everything, season with vegetable oil.
Cucumber herb and horseradish salad.
Leaves of cucumber grass 250 g + potatoes 120 g + grated horseradish 120 g + sour cream 80 g + ground black pepper + salt. Grind cucumber grass and mix with sliced boiled potatoes. To salt. Spice up. Drizzle with vegetable oil and sauce.
Cucumber Salad with Nuts and Honey.
100 g of cucumber grass + 40 g of walnut kernels + 20 g of honey. Finely chop the leaves of cucumber grass. Grind them a little. Sprinkle with grated nuts. Add honey.
Cucumber Salad with Mayonnaise.
300 g of green leaf or head lettuce + one stem of green onion and garlic + 50 g of leaves of borage + several parsley leaves + 100 g of mayonnaise + 2 tbsp. tablespoons of sour cream + a few olives + salt. The lettuce washed in running water is cut into thin strips. Cut the pure leaves of the borage and grind in a mortar. Mix with lettuce, chopped green onions and garlic, chopped parsley. To salt. Drizzle with mayonnaise mixed with sour cream. Add olives.
Salad of cucumber grass, dandelion, sorrel and coltsfoot.
Leaves of cucumber grass, dandelion, coltsfoot, lettuce, sorrel cut. Mix with thinly sliced cucumbers. Add yogurt with lemon juice and honey.
Based on the book Survival beyond the threshold of civilization.