39 Best Cucumber Recipes (Salad, Pickles, Drinks and Meals)
Refreshing and healthy, cucumbers are a versatile ingredient in everything from salads to cocktails and even some candies. Check out our list of need-to-know cucumber recipes to learn how to make the most out of this crunchy veggie.
Cold Cucumber Soup
Hot Summer days call for light fare that can be cooked with the least amount of heat possible. Enter this Greek yoghurt based cold cucumber soup that is both filling and nutritious.
Crispy Refrigerator Dill Pickles
Want homemade pickles but don’t want to go through the whole canning process? Try out this refrigerator dill pickle recipe that’s as simple as pouring in all the right ingredients, putting it in your fridge, and coming back to it a few days later.
The secret to craveworthy cucumber sandwiches is in the sauce. Check out Nurtured Homes’ scrumptious recipe to learn the perfect combination of dairy, herbs, and fresh cucumber for your next luncheon, brunch, or high tea.
This simple, refreshing cocktail can be prepared ahead of your next cocktail party or BBQ. Make it your own by adding one of the recipe’s extra recommendations such as tobasco sauce, lime juice, or mint leaves.
Creamy Cucumber Avocado Salad
You’ll love bringing this fresh and delectable salad to your next family BBQ. Add some pasta to make it into a full meal or enjoy it as intended.
Ginger Cucumber Juice Lemonade
This unique blend of cucumber, ginger, and lemon is well worth making giant pitchers of. It’s so simple to make and easy to clean up that you’ll want to keep it on hand all Summer long.
Bread and Butter Refrigerator Pickles
Bread and butter pickles actually get their name from how they used to be so good that their creator could trade them for grocery staples such as their namesake. Making your own with this simple no-canning needed recipe will make you feel just as successful.
Cucumber Tzatsiki Sauce
If tzatsiki sauce isn’t already in your repetoire of dips and sauces, you’re missing out. Instead of storebought, make sure to try this quick recipe that really demystifies exactly which herbs and ratio of garlic makes tzatsiki so amazing.
Onion Vinegar Cucumber Salad
This crunchy and tart salad is the perfect side dish for any dinner, but is especially delicious when paired with grilled or BBQed entrees. The best part is that you probably already have everything you need to make it right in your pantry.
Avocado Cucumber Sushi Rolls
Sushi without the hassle of wrapping rice in seaweed? Yes please! This incredibly straightforward sushi recipe that replaces seaweed with hollowed out cucumber is also extremely delicious. Try it as is or add your favorite sushi grade fish or sauce to make it your own.
Crunchy Fried Pickles with Ranch
Crunchy, salty snacks hit the spot like nothing else. This two-for-one recipe is a must-have for changing up your snacking routine. It’s perfect for zhoushing up those leftover pickles or serving at your next social gathering.
Creamy Dill Cucumber Salad
Wish you could just eat tzatsiki without the sandwich or chips? Then this scrumptious salad is for you. Not only is it delicious, it’s also extremely nutritious.
Cucumber Vodka Soda with Fresh Lime and Raw Honey
Give yoru cucumbers a makeover with this delightfully balanced cocktail. Your guests will love how fizzy, sweet, and refreshing it tastes and you’ll love how low effort it is to make.
Quick Refrigerator Pickled Cucumber Slices
This simple recipe is perfect for using up cucumbers when you’ve bought too many. Everything you need you already have on hand. Plus, you can use the recommended spices or experiment with your own.
Gift yourself a spa day with this easy-to-follow cucumber water recipe. It’s perfect for tapping into high-quality self-care vibes without spending money or leaving your house.
This Korean snack and side dish is heaped with flavor, but oh so easy to pull off. Simply combine the required and desired ingredients together and refridgerate for a few days.
Thin Shaved Japanese Cucumber Salad
Seasame, scallion, and ginger is all it takes to transform your kitchen into a high-end Japanese resteraunt. Pair this crunchy, flavorful salad with your favorite sushi or teriyaki marinated meat entree.
If you’re craving a salty snack but are on a diet, these cucumber chips are exactly what you need! Avoid the high fructose corn syrup and fatty oils by making your very own salt and vinegar cucumber chips. While this recipe does call for a dehydrator, there are tons of other methods that will work just as well.
Everything Bagel Cucumber Bites
This Keto-friendly appetizer is also a major crowd pleaser. It combines the velvety texture and luxurious taste of cream cheese with the crunch and freshness of cucumber slices.
Chinese Cucumber Salad
Learn both a new salad dressing and cutting technique with this informative recipe. You’ll love adding this spiraled cucumber salad soaked in soy sauce, garlic, and sesame to any entree or eating it over rice as a meal itself.
Cucumber Lime Mocktail
This cucumber and honey flavored mocktail is a fun and fizzy alternative to inbibing adult beverages. Make sure to add an aesthecially pleasing strip of cucumber to make each serving look super fancy.
Smoked Salmon Cucumber Bites
A refreshing and gluten-free twist on the classic crowdpleaser lochs and bagels. Use evertything bagel seasoning for brunch vibes or get creative with seasame and ginger for a more sushi-like vibe.
Cucumber and Cream Cheese Sandwich Rolls
You’ll love having this quick and scrumptious recipe on hand for any and all potluck situations. The clever use of lavash bread rather than tortillas or wraps makes these spirals both more filling and less likely to fall apart.
Strawberry Cucumber Salad with Honey Balsamic Dressing
Lovers of sweet salads will enjoy this delightfully simple strawberry and cucumber salad. The best part is that you can use the accompanying honey balsamic dressing in any other salad recipe you want.
While this light yet creamy dip is intended for eating with cucumber slices, you can easily pair it with any of your favorite veggies or crackers. Add it and some cucumbers to any sandwich to add some freshness and crunch.
Tuna Cucumber Sandwiches
You’ve heard of cucumbers in sandwiches, but have you heard of cucumbers as sandwiches? Add this unique recipe to your next appetizer table to delight your guests or pack them away as a healthy snack or lunch.
Cucumber Grape Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing
You’ll adore how the fresh burst of grape blends with the crisp crunch of cucumber in this delightful recipe. The poppy seed dressing really brings the whole dish together and you’ll love trying it on any other salad mixture.
Sparkling Lime Cucumber Drink
Looking for a super hydrating drink that’s also homemade and full of flavor? Then this recipe is for you. All it takes is five ingredients and a blender. The best part is you can prep them in advance of a party or BBQ so there’s less fuss the day of.
Move over carrot cake, there’s a new veggie based baked good in town. These cucumber muffins have a unique flavor that you’ll love adding to any brunch gathering or grabbing on your way to work.
Get creative with your appetizers by using this summery twist on an old Italian classic. This cucumber based bruschetta also makes for a delightful snack when you’re trying to use up tomatoes and cucumbers, but don’t have enough of each to make their own recipe.
Mango Cucumber Summer Slaw
This remarkable recipe adds a whole lot of creativty to traditional coleslaw. The combination of mango, cucumber, and jalepeno in a vinegar and honey sauce is exactly what you need to impress party goers.
Pineapple Cucumber Salad
Whether you follow the recipe exactly and eat it as a salad or choose to dice the ingredients to create a salsa, you’ll love the mixture of crunchy cucumber and juicy pineapple. Even with only five ingredients in the list, this dish packs a whole lot of flavor.
Avocado Cucumber Shrimp Appetizer
The hardest part of making this recipe is not eating it all before your guests show up. By just adding a grain you could even turn this deliciously marinaded shrimp and fresh avocado and cucumber into an entree.
Pickle Juice Ranch Cucumber Salad
Do you ever look at your pickle juice before throwing it out and wonder “what in the wrold can I make with this?” We sure do. If you’re like us, you’ll enjoy putting that pickle juice to good use in this cucumber and Greek yoghurt based recipe.
Mexican Cucumber Salad
Street food meets salad in this super flavorful twist on Mexican street corn. It’s everything you need to add something a little extra to your taco night or BBQ.
Easy Cucumber Lemonade
Drink up the refreshing taste of cucumber with this lemonade recipe that comes with three different methods for juicing your cucumbers. With just sugar syrup and mint on hand you can transform cucumber and lime juice into your next go-to Summer drink.
Buffalo Chicken Cucumber Bites
Not a celery fan but a Buffalo wing lover? Then this recipe is perfect for you! This carb-free appetizer is just what you need to make your game day parties and other social gatherings a little more guilt-free.
Merge the kick of jalepenos and the freshness of cucumbers into the perfect sweetly pickled sidedish. The Frugal Hausfrau even includes some great options for serving your new favorite taste sensation.
Shrimp Cucumber Salad
Silk Road Recipes makes dressing a shrimp salad simple with all their tips and tricks for perfectly cutting the cucumbers to size and blending the needed spices, oils, and herbs.
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