When the weather is hot and you want to enjoy a refreshing dish, there's nothing better than summer's most hydrating vegetable - the cucumber.
We're sharing some of the best cucumber recipes, including salads, drinks, side dishes, and more.
Cucumbers have a wonderfully crisp texture and high water content with a pleasant, mild flavor. They can be added to all sorts of dishes, and they're usually cheap and easy to find at the grocery store.
Join us on a culinary journey as we explore how to use the humble cucumber in exciting ways in these fresh recipes.
- Cucumber Chickpea Salad
- Cucumber Kimchi
- Strawberry Cucumber Salad
- Cantaloupe Cucumber Salad Recipe
- Turkish Cucumber Salad
- Shirazi Salad (Persian Cucumber & Tomato Salad)
- Daikon Radish Cucumber Salad
- Cucumber Sandwiches
- Radish and Cucumber Salad
- Cucumber Elderflower Martini
- Refrigerator Pickles
- Greek Salad
- Cucumber Recipes
This easy recipe with chickpeas and cucumber slices is an easy lunch that can be saved for up to 4 days in an airtight container.
These cucumber kimchi have the best flavor. They're a take on Korean cucumbers that are spicy, quick-pickled, and a little vinegary. It's the best way to enjoy kimchi in the summer.
Made with English cucumbers and fresh strawberries, this gorgeous salad bursts with fresh flavors! It's a great way to enjoy some of summer's best produce.
Top this dish with fresh basil and mint for loads of herbaceous flavor in this summer salad.
This wonderful and refreshing salad is made with juicy melon and crisp cucumbers! It's tossed with some feta cheese and fresh herbs for a beautiful summer side dish.
This creamy cucumber salad is made with a few simple ingredients and is so refreshing! It's a simple recipe made with Greek yogurt, Persian cucumbers, fresh dill, fresh mint, a little garlic, and a little salt.
This classic Mediterranean salad is made with chopped tomatoes and fresh cucumbers in addition to white onion, dried herbs, olive oil, and fresh lime juice.
This delicious Asian cucumber salad is topped with a tangy dressing made with sesame oil and rice wine vinegar.
Cucumber Sandwiches are a traditional offering for English tea, and these easy veggie sandwiches are so simple to make that they are perfect for lunches, picnics, or appetizers, too!
This easy cucumber salad combines sliced cucumbers and radishes for a flavorful and unique side dish or light lunch.
This refreshing cucumber elderflower martini is a delightful way to elevate a classic martini. It's easy to make with just a few simple ingredients. This cocktail will be a hit at your next party!
These refrigerator pickles are cucumbers that are pickled in a homemade brine with garlic, fresh dill, and spices. They're so easy and delicious!
This easy Greek Cucumber Salad only takes 15 minutes to make. Pepperoncini and red onion add a punch of flavor, and chickpeas add healthy protein to make it a meal. The cherry tomatoes and olives add wonderful pops of flavor.
- 1 (14.5 ounces) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- 5 small, Persian cucumbers, sliced into coins
- 3 ounces of crumbled feta
- 1 shallot, thinly sliced
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
- Combine the chickpeas, cucumbers, feta, and shallot in a large bowl. Stir to combine.
- Whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, kosher salt, and black pepper in a small bowl. Pour across the chickpea cucumber mixture. Give it a good stir to combine.
- Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 271Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 817mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 7gSugar: 8gProtein: 11g