Es Timun Aceh Recipe (Acehnese Iced Cucumber Limeade)



The cucumber (Cucumis sativus) is a widely cultivated plant in the gourd family Cucurbitaceae, which include squash and the same genus as the muskmelon. Cucumbers are commonly harvested while still green. They can be eaten raw or cooked, or pickled. They have less nutritious than most other fruits, fresh cucumber seeds are still a source of vitamin C, vitamin K, and potassium, also providing dietary fiber, vitamin A, vitamin B6, thiamin, folate, pathothenic acid, magnesium, phosphorus, copper and manganese.

If you go to Acehnese restaurants in Indonesia you will see this beverage on the menu. It’s perfect combination for Acehnese food which is spicy. It’s so refreshing and also good for people who have high blood pressure. I’m used to serve this iced cucumber limeade when I host a dinner party at my house.

This is my entry for Monthly Mingle: Liquid Dreams, hosted by Meeta of What’s For Lunch, Honey?.

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Ingredients:
2 cucumbers, halved lengthwise, discard the seed (if you like the seed, don’t discard), and shave.
ice, crushed

Limeade syrup
500 ml water
100 gram sugar
1 lime, juiced

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Directions:
1. Limeade syrup : Bring water, sugar, and lime juice to a boil until sugar dissolved. Remove from heat. Cool down at room temperature.
2. Serving : In a glass, add cucumber shaved and crushed ice. Pour limeade syrup over. Serve.

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An Indonesian born who lives on the Prairie land of Canada. Indonesia Eats is a memoir of her homeland.