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Hispanic Heritage Month Recipes

Happy Hispanic Heritage Month! Each year, from September 15 to October 15 Americans celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month by sharing the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South America. 2021 was especially significant because it was the 200th anniversary of Costa Rican Independence from Spain. Here are a few traditional & unique Latin American recipes you may want to add to your menu: 

Strawberry-Cucumber Agua Fresca

This weekend we went Strawberry picking. After about an hour of picking we ended up with a little over 10 lbs of bright red sweet ripe strawberries.

Needless to say over the next few days, I'll be posting a lot of strawberry recipes!

We've been having beautifully sunny blue skies with some seriously hot, oppressive temperatures.
So to use some of those delicious strawberries and to cool down after an early morning of strawberry picking and a long afternoon of garden work...Agua Fresca seemed the perfect way to go.

In Spanish, "Agua Fresca" means 'Cool Water', it's a cool drink simply made of fruit, water, and sugar. I've had them with a variety of different fruits, but one of my favorites is strawberry. I thought adding the cucumber would give it a more rounded, softer flavor.
This Agua Fresca is a great summer cooler, the strawberry and cucumber flavors meld to offer a refreshingly light beverage.

Here is my recipe for this Refreshingly Cool Strawberry Cucumber Agua Fresca:

Makes 1 quart


1 pint Strawberries
1 Medium Cucumber, peeled
1 TBLSP Sugar
3 cups of water


1. Puree the Cucumbers, Strawberries, and Sugar in a blender or food processor.

2. Strain the puree, pouring it into pitcher. Add 3 cups of water. Mix well.

3. Allow to cool in the fridge. Serve with Ice cubes, and garnish with some sliced Strawberries.



  1. Looks absolutely yummy and refreshing. I will have to try and make it, will be a change from cakes and smoothies and lassi's!

    1. Thanks Shaheen! Please let me know how you like it. :)


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