“In my garden I have a wide variety of mint, ranging from your standard peppermint and spearmint to novelties such as strawberry mint and iced hazelnut mint, about 20 varieties in all! So I began looking for ways to use it in the kitchen. Cucumbers also do well in my garden. I once had a cucumber mint limeade at the Whole Earth Festival in Davis, so I based this recipe off of that. I added the honeydew for more nutrients and natural sugar, but you can just add water and more sugar if you don’t have a honeydew handy.” – April Ferre
Cucumber Mint Limeade
- 2 to 3 Cucumbers
- 1 cup Lime Juice
- 1 1/4 Cup Mint Leaves Packed
- 1 Honeydew Melon
- 1/4 Cup Sugar To taste
- 2 Teaspoons Ball Food Protector Optional
- Slice cucumbers down the center lengthwise. Sandwich mint between cucumber halves as you feed it through a juicer.
- Remove rind and seeds from honeydew and put through juicer.
- Combine cucumber, mint, and honeydew juices with lime juice and sugar. Adjust to taste with more sugar or lime juice as desired.
- If juice is to be stored for longer than a day, add Ball Food Protector (found in the canning section of the grocery store) to preserve color and freshness.