Agua Fresca de Pepino

Agua Fresca de Pepino Recipe
Photo: Gentl & Hyers; Styling: Kendra Smoot
Serve this refreshing cooler on a hot day-it's perfect with spicy Mexican food. Because we only include a tiny amount of seeded serrano pepper, the beverage doesn't become very spicy but picks up the "green" vegetal flavors of the pepper. Use the remaining serrano pepper in your favorite salsa recipe, or toss it into a lime-based salad dressing with cilantro.

Yield:

4 servings (serving size: about 1 cup)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 54
Fat 0.1 g
Satfat 0.0 g
Monofat 0.0 g
Polyfat 0.0 g
Protein 0.2 g
Carbohydrate 14 g
Fiber 0.2 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 0.1 mg
Sodium 6 mg
Calcium 11 mg

Ingredients

3 cups chopped seeded peeled cucumber (about 2 medium)
1/4 cup sugar
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/4 serrano pepper, seeded
3 cups water
Ice
Lime slices (optional)
Cucumber slices (optional)

Preparation

1. Combine first 4 ingredients in a blender; process until smooth. Add 3 cups water; cover and refrigerate the mixture overnight.

2. Strain cucumber mixture through a fine sieve over a pitcher; discard solids. Serve over ice; garnish with lime or cucumber slices, if desired.

Note:

Jeanne Kelley,

June 2010
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