Chilled Cucumber and Orange Juice with Oregano
You can never have too many beverage recipes, so give Chilled Cucumber and Orange Juice with Oregano If you have cucumbers, superfine sugar, oregano, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes roughly 45 minutes.
Trim the ends from the cucumbers and scrub the peels.
Remove about half of the peels from each cucumber and remove the seeds if they are large.
Cut the cucumber into chunks and put in a food processor or blender.
Pour in the orange juice and sprinkle in the sugar and oregano. Blend for at least 1 minute or until very finely puréed. The drink should be a bit thick and slightly foamy. Taste for sweetness and seasoning and adjust as needed.
Pour into a pitcher, cover, and refrigerate until chilled.
Serve in tall glasses or in small bowls with spoons.
Reprinted with permission from Morocco: A Culinary Journey with Recipes from the Spice-Scented Markets of Marrakech to the Date-Filled Oasis of Zagora by Jeff Koehler. Copyright © 2012 by Jeff Koehler. Published by Chronicle Books LLC.