Cucumber Spears with Citrus Mint Salt

A simple and refreshing snack featuring cucumbers, citrus and mint.

Cucumber Spears with Citrus Mint Salt recipe on gourmandeinthekitchen.com

With temperatures still on the sizzling side, I’ve been making sure to keep well hydrated. You’ll usually find me toting around a bottle of water or sipping on iced tea but I’ve also been munching on some icy snacks to keep cool.

So what I have for you today is not so much a recipe as it is a simple snack idea, that’s super refreshing with pretty minimal effort involved.

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