Summer is a time for cooling, sweet fruits, and fresh flowers all of which pacify the excess heat and the pitta dosha.
Cucumber is good summer food and is thirst-relieving. Cucumber is sweet, astringent, cool, and decreases the Pitta dosha. It is a diuretic and good for urinary tract infections. They are good for anti-doting the heavy properties of yogurt, bread, and pasta making them easier to digest. I enjoy adding a dollop to my kitchadi, salads, on veggie wraps, or as a dip.