Chilled Cucumber and Orange Juice with Oregano
Chilled Cucumber and Orange Juice with Oregano
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    Moroccans love fresh juices, and the combinations they make are eclectic and highly seasonal. This is one of my favorites. Although it is commonly prepared as a juice, it can also be a drinkable dessert, especially on warm summer days. I once had it as a "salad" served with a spoon in late fall in the eastern High Atlas. Oranges hadn't yet ripened, and instead the cook used small clementines from down the valley. Served before a communal platter of Berber Barley Couscous with Vegetables, the drink seemed closer to a light, sophisticated, vibrant green gazpacho than a rustic salad.

    Ingredients

    • 2 lb/910 g medium cucumbers
    • 2 1/4 cups/530 ml fresh orange or mandarin orange juice, preferably clementine
    • 1 1/2 tsp superfine sugar, plus more as needed
    • 1/2 tsp dried oregano or zaâtar, plus more as needed

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    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 6
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 69 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 0 g 0.51%
    • Saturated Fat: 0 g 0.24%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 0 mg 0%
    • Sodium: 4 mg 0.17%
    • Calcium: 36 mg 3.58%
    • Potassium: 409 mg 11.69%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 1 mg 3.44%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 16 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 1 g 3.9%
    • Sugar: 11 g
    • Protein: 2 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 6.92%
    • Vitamin C 84.53%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat0
    • Exchange - Fruit1
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables1
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total1 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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