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Cucumbers and Honey Recipe - Lithuanian Agurkai su Medum

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Lithuanian Cucumbers and Honey

Lithuanian Cucumbers and Honey

© 2009 Barbara Rolek licened to About.com, Inc.
This Lithuanian recipe for cucumbers and honey - agurkai su medum - couldn't be easier. It's a simple presentation of sliced cucumbers with a small bowl of honey for dipping or slathering. It's as much appetizer or vegetable as it is salad. Personally, I like to sprinkle my cucumber slices with salt before topping with a bit of honey because the sweet-and-salty taste can't be beat. But the salt is not traditional.

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Makes as much or as little Lithuanian Cucumbers and Honey as you desire

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes


  • Cucumbers, peeled or unpeeled, cut into 1/2-inch thick slices
  • Honey


  1. Wash and dry the cucumbers. Peel them, if desired. Cut into 1/2-inch rounds or half-moon shapes.

  2. Arrange the cucumber slices on a serving plate and place a small bowl of honey in the center. Let your guests dip the cukes into the honey (but no double dipping!), or provide a small spoon for them to drizzle it on.
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Cucumbers with honey - a true Lithuanian specialty, Member Manamanama

My short review will be a little bit biased, because I am Lithuanian myself, so, of course, I love the dish. However, there is one small correction I would like to make. When we prepare cucumbers, we normally peel and then slice them into LONG STRIPES - this way you don't get honey all over your fingers. And, you're right, nobody eats it with salt and pepper! Haha :) But I might try that someday too. In general, this desert is mostly eaten on hot summer days, as a refreshment... Mmmm...

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