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What's the coolest food of summer?: a dozen ways to cook your cuke

Cool rice and cucumber salad

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Total time: 30 minutes | Serves 4 to 6

Cucumber vichyssoise

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Total time: 1 hour, 10 minutes, plus chilling time for the soup | Makes a scant 2 quarts soup

Cucumber namul

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Total time: 45 minutes | Makes 2 cups

Minted cucumber salad

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Total time: 30 minutes, plus overnight refrigeration | Serves 6 to 8

Cucumber mint lemonade

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Total time: About 12 minutes | Makes 4 drinks

Cucumber-chile paletas

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Total time: 30 minutes, plus freezing time | Makes 9 (3-ounce) paletas

Crab salad with cucumber

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Total time: About 1 hour | Serves 6

Cucumber granita

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Total time: About 10 minutes, plus freezing time | Serves 6 to 8

Yogurt panna cotta with cucumber 'noodles'

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Total time: About 1 hour, plus chilling time | Servings: 4

Geisha House shochu cocktail

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Total time: 3 minutes | Serves 1

Cucumber cooler

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Total time: 20 minutes | Serves 12

Chilled Yogurt Soup

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Total time: 10 minutes plus 1 hour chilling | Serves 4