Cucumber isn't just for dipping or salads. Whether you have garden bounty or a fridge-full, here are over 25 of our favorite cucumber recipes!
A lot of people struggle with finding creative cucumber recipes. Don't be fooled into thinking that they can only be used to dip into a bowl of creamy hummus or sliced on top of your favorite salad.
I have a lot of friends who get frustrated with a summertime garden cucumber explosion. It seems like they all tend to be ready to harvest at once.
There are also a lot of times when I have a partial cucumber or one that just needs to be used up soon hanging out in the fridge.
So I'm here to share over 25 of our favorite cucumber recipes to help you use 'em when you have 'em.
What's your favorite way to incorporate cucumbers into your diet? Do you have a favorite recipe? Leave a comment below - I'd love to hear your thoughts!
Falafel-Spiced Chickpea Flatbread
Naan is covered in garlicky tzatziki sauce and covered with Middle Eastern-spiced chickpeas, tahini, fresh herbs, and Sriracha in this street food/comfort food mashup.
Vietnamese Shrimp Sandwiches with Peanut Sauce
This Vietnamese shrimp banh mi-inspired sandwich combines colorful quick-pickled vegetables, a sweet-and-spicy peanut sauce, fresh herbs, & tender shrimp.
Middle Eastern Fattoush Salad with Homemade Pita Chips
Homemade crispy, baked pita chips and an easy sumac vinaigrette add Middle Eastern flair to this veggie-packed fattoush salad recipe.
Cucumber Moscow Mule
Homemade cucumber-infused vodka is a deliciously cool addition to this spicy ginger cocktail, served in a copper mug. Cheers to the Cucumber Moscow Mule!
Falafel-Spiced Cucumber Bites
These cucumber bites are a healthy party appetizer recipe with major Middle Eastern flair! They're quick & easy to assemble and make a great addition to any dinner or cocktail party. These would also be perfect for game day appetizer spreads!
Cucumber & Cannellini Bean Salad with Dill
Mix together 6 ingredients in just minutes with this easy no-cook bean salad recipe. Perfect for summer evenings when you don't want to heat up the kitchen!
Veggie Cream Cheese Roll-ups
Eat the rainbow with these colorful, veggie-packed bites! Serve 'em up as a dinner party appetizer, or let them brighten up your lunch box.
Falafel-Spiced Chickpea Salad with Tahini-Lemon Vinaigrette
This quick, simple Middle Eastern salad + homemade pita chips brings all the flavor of falafel in a fraction of the time - no deep frying required!
This cool and refreshing spin on a gin and tonic combines cucumber and lavender for the perfect summer cocktail.
Creamy Cucumber, Avocado, Chickpea, & Sun-Dried Tomato Salad
Make the most of ripe avocados with this super simple, quick, protein-packed salad.
Chilled Farro Salad with Avocado and Feta
This make-ahead grain salad is light yet satisfying. Such a great way to use up produce from the fridge. Delicious topped with avocado and feta cheese!
Thai Chicken Pizza
This cool, refreshing pizza is a colorful and delicious change of pace from your usual pizza night. A family favorite for many years now!
Mediterranean Chickpea Salad with Lemon-Herb Vinaigrette
This quick & easy Greek-inspired chickpea salad is packed with fresh veggies and a lemony herb-studded flax vinaigrette for a delicious Omega-3 boost!
Banh Mi on a Bun Hot Dog Topper
This fun banh mi-inspired topping combination will bring some excitement to your next cookout.
Cucumber Gin Elderflower Smash
Beat the heat with this cool, refreshing summer cocktail + mocktail variation!
Blueberry and Feta Bulgur Salad with Mint Dressing
Sweet blueberries and cool cucumbers add contrast to this quick & easy salad that's perfect for picnic season!
Mediterranean Farro Salad with Spiced Beef Patties
Mediterranean Farro Salad is packed with fresh herbs and veggies, tossed with a bright citrus vinaigrette and paired with simply spiced beef patties.
Apple, Avocado, Cucumber Kale Smoothie
This green smoothie with kale, apple, and avocado blends up quickly and is a great way to drink your daily greens!
Persian Malbec Lamb Burgers with Mast-o-Khiar and Pomegranate Tomato Jam
Red wine deepens the flavors in both the burgers and jam in this Middle Eastern spin on Adam Richman's Malbec Burger recipe.
Cucumber Salad with Lime and Dill
A simple, refreshing side that pairs well with many different main dishes. Feel free to switch up the herbs and add other veggies!
Mast-o-Khiar with Walnuts + Raisins
A sweet and cool, refreshing Persian yogurt side dish that's a family favorite!
Mango, Kale, Avocado, and Cucumber Green Smoothie
Ripe mango adds sweetness and avocado adds creaminess to this veggie-packed green smoothie. A great way to start the day!
Couscous, Garbanzo Bean, and Cucumber Salad
This quick-cooking recipe uses bulgur or couscous and a handful of ingredients to make a delicious vegan main or side dish.
Fresh Apple, Carrot, Orange, Cucumber Juice
Cucumber adds an extra refreshing note to this delicious, fresh juice.
This super quick, crisp, tangy cucumber salad is inspired by my favorite Thai restaurant side dish.
Fresh cucumber makes this green juice extra refreshing, and plays well with the sweetness from the apples.
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