Juicing is a fast and efficient way to enjoy the health benefits of fruits and vegetables. Many types of juicers simultaneously mash produce and extract the liquids, leaving pure juice dispensing from one side of the appliance and a bin full of pulp on the other. If you want to experiment with ways to use the pulp that’s left after juicing cucumbers, take special care to wash the cucumbers and remove any bad spots before processing them.
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Mix equal parts of cucumber pulp and yogurt or cream cheese to make a fresh-tasting spread for crackers, bagels or sandwiches. Add salt and pepper to taste and a squeeze of lemon or lime to kick up the flavor.
Place cooled cucumber pulp directly on your skin to soothe a sunburn or rash. (See Reference 2)
Blend a spoonful of cucumber pulp with a spoonful of yogurt for a facial mask. Apply the mask to a clean face and allow it to sit for 15 to 20 minutes before rinsing it off with lukewarm water.
Mash one avocado and add approximately 1/2 cup of cucumber pulp to make guacamole with a twist. Add lime juice and salt and serve it with chips or on top of traditional Mexican foods.
Toss cucumber pulp into a green salad as you would sliced or chopped cucumber.
Place the pulp in a gauze tea bag or wrap it in several layers of cheesecloth. Put the tea bag in a pitcher of plain water and refrigerate it for several hours. The water will be infused with the cucumber flavor. Remove the bag of pulp before serving.
Put it in your compost pile.
References and ResourcesChoosing Raw: Question of the Week: What Do You Do With Your Juice Pulp?
Natural Remedies: Cucumber Mask