#MIKidsCan Cook: Tropical Cucumber Breeze


Looking for a tasty treat your kids will love? Try this refreshing summertime snack, courtesy of the first ever #MIKidsCan Cook contest winner, Navia Washington, 12, of Grand Rapids. Washington won a skating party as the first place contestant in the 8-12 year old division of the competition.

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Navia Washington with her award-winning Tropical Cucumber Breeze snack.

Tropical Cucumber Breeze

Cucumber Mixture Ingredients:

  • 1 large cucumber, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 cup papaya, peeled, seeded, and diced
  • 1/2 cup mango, peeled, seeded, and diced
  • 1/2 cup pineapple, diced
  • 1/2 cup kiwifruit, diced
  • Himalayan sea salt to taste

Sauce Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/3 cup raw organic honey
  • 1 TB purified water (or more based on desired consistency)
  • 1 Cubanelle pepper, diced


  • Mix all of the diced cucumber mixture ingredients together in a mixing bowl. Add salt to taste.
  • Add all of the sauce ingredients into a blender and pulse until desired consistency.

Serve the mixture in cucumber cups on a small serving plate if desired (just take the outside of cored cucumbers and cut designs as desired) and garnish with sauce and a persimmon, cut to resemble a small flower.

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  1. The recipe is incomplete. What are the cucumber breeze ingredients and instructions. You only give ingredients for the sauce.

    1. Thank you for pointing this out, Diana. The recipe is all updated now and you should be able to see the ingredients and instructions!

    2. Thanks, Becky. I will be able to have my young summer students make this recipe. It looks so refreshing and beautiful. I know they will enjoy making and eating it.

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