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15 Delicious Cucumber Recipes

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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.

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Cucumber Chickpea Salad

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.

A cucumber chickpea salad in a glass bowl.

Cucumber Kimchi

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.

Cucumber kimchi in a white bowl.

Strawberry Cucumber Salad

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.

Closeup of a strawberry cucumber salad in a white serving dish with a silver spoon.

Cantaloupe Cucumber Salad Recipe

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.

closeup of cantaloupe cucumber salad recipe

Turkish Cucumber Salad

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.

An overhead shot of Turkish cucumber salad in a black bowl with a silver spoon.

Shirazi Salad (Persian Cucumber & Tomato Salad)

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.

Shirazi salad in a white serving bowl next to a blue napkin and lime slices.

Daikon Radish Cucumber Salad

This delicious Asian cucumber salad is topped with a tangy dressing made with sesame oil and rice wine vinegar.

A closeup of a bowl of daikon radish salad with cucumbers.

Cucumber Sandwiches

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!

Cucumber sandwiches stacked on a cake plate.

Radish and Cucumber Salad

This easy cucumber salad combines sliced cucumbers and radishes for a flavorful and unique side dish or light lunch.


Cucumber Elderflower Martini

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!

Cucumber elderflower martini.

Refrigerator Pickles

These refrigerator pickles are cucumbers that are pickled in a homemade brine with garlic, fresh dill, and spices. They're so easy and delicious!

Refrigerator pickles in a mason jar.

Greek Salad

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.

Greek salad in a large glass bowl.
Yield: 4 servings

Cucumber Recipes

A chickpea cucumber salad with feta cheese in a glass mixing bowl.

Try one of our favorite cucumber recipes - this chickpea and cucumber salad makes a great easy lunch or side dish.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Combine the chickpeas, cucumbers, feta, and shallot in a large bowl. Stir to combine. 
  2. 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. 
  3. Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 271Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 817mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 7gSugar: 8gProtein: 11g
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