Here is a collection of our 20 best Cucumber Recipes to try this summer! Crisp, cooling and refreshing cucumbers are low in calories and delicious in many things! 

Whether you are looking for cool and refreshing cucumber salads, cucumber soups, flavorful cucumber appetizers, or pickled or fermented cucumbers, we have you covered. Pick out a few to try this week.


Our Favorite Cucumber Salads!

Cucumber Salads are at the top of the list this summer! Light and refreshing, they cool and hydrate the body during the hot months!

Asian Cucumber Salad is made with rice vinegar, sesame, ginger, garlic and soy, cool and refreshing and pairs well with many things. It's vegan and gluten-free and is a nice addition to meals and bowls you are already making!

Asian Cucumber Salad

This Asian Cucumber Salad is cool and refreshing and pairs well with many things. It’s vegan and gluten-free and is a nice addition to meals and bowls you are already making!   

Dilly Cucumber Tomato Salad

Looking for a light and healthy summer salad? This quick & easy Cucumber Tomato Salad is fresh and light, made with vine-ripe tomatoes and juicy cucumbers, slivers of red onion, and fresh dill, tossed in a red-wine vinaigrette.

Creamy Cucumber Salad

Creamy Cucumber Salad with dill and mint in a creamy yogurt dressing. Cool and refreshing this herby Turkish-inspired summer salad pairs well with grilled meats or fish, or falafels! 

Mexican Cucumber Salad

This simple, easy Cucumber Salad with cilantro and lime pairs with so many things!  Cool and refreshing,  serve it alongside grilled fish or meat, or tuck it to into tacos, buddha bowls or spoon it over a bowl of nutty quinoa during the busy workweek.

Cucumber Orzo Salad with Lemon & Basil

Lemon Basil Orzo Salad is located with cucumbers, tomatoes and arugula. A healthy, vegan, pasta salad that can be made ahead for midweek lunches or potlucks. Keep it vegan or add feta! 

20 Best Cucumber Recipes! | Cucumber Nectarine salad

Nectarine Salad with Cucumber, Basil and Goat Cheese

A juicy Nectarine Salad with cucumber, basil, goat cheese, red onion and optional Urfa Biber (Turkish Chili Pepper). A simple delicious Farmers Market Salad you can put together in minutes!

20 Best Cucumber Recipes! | Classic Greek Salad

Greek Salad

This Classic Greek Salad is bursting with summertime flavor! Made with vine-ripened tomatoes, cucumbers, bell pepper, kalamata olives and sheep’s milk feta, this salad highlights the best of summer produce and lets the vegetables shine! 

20 Best Cucumber Recipes! | Vegan Ceviche!

Vegan Ceviche

This plant-based, Vegan Ceviche is made with hearts of palm (instead of fish) and traditional Mexican ceviche ingredients- cucumber tomato, cilantro, jalapeno, lime juice and avocado. It is a very easy recipe that can be whipped up in minutes!  Serve it on mini tostadas, with chips or in lettuce cups!

20 Best Cucumber Recipes | Larb Salad

Thai Larb Salad

A 30-Minute recipe for Thai Larb Salad, a fresh flavorful Thai salad loaded up with crunchy cucumber, fresh herbs and radishes and tossed in a tangy lime dressing! This can be made in 30 minutes flat! Serve it with lettuce wraps, rice or both! 

20 Best Cucumber Recipes | Persian cucumber salad

Persian Cucumber Walnut Salad

Persian Cucumber Walnut Salad and mounds of fresh herbs like mint, dill, cilantro, chives and parsley. Refreshing!

20 Best Cucumber Recipes | Soba Noodle Salad!

Soba Noodle Salad

This Soba Noodle Salad is loaded with cucumbers, herbs and other seasonal veggies! For a protein boost, top with savory tofu, smoked salmon, or grilled chicken.  Quick, easy and full of earthy-crunchy goodness.

20 Best Cucumber Recipes | Fennel Cucumber Salad

Fennel Cucumber Salad

Simple, delicious Fennel Cucumber Salad with Dill- refreshing and light, this vegan salad can be made ahead, and pairs well with so many things! 

20 Best Cucumber Recipes | Ahi Salad

Ahi Salad with Cucumber Ribbons, Pickled Onions and Dill

Refreshing Ahi Salad with cucumber ribbons, pickled onions, dill and mustard seed dressing- a simple healthy tuna recipe that is low-carb, gluten-free, and paleo.

20 Best Cucumber Recipes | Jicama Salad with cucumber and mango

Jicama Salad with Cucumber, Mango, Avocado, Lime and Aleppo

Jicama Salad with Mango, Cucumber, Avocado, Lime and Aleppo Chile Flakes – a delicious healthy side dish that pairs well with grilled chicken and fish. Perfect for alfresco dining, outdoor gatherings, barbecues and potlucks! 

Watermelon cucumber Salad | 20 Best Cucumber Recipes!

Watermelon Salad with Cucumber, Scallions and Shiso

A simple delicious recipe for Watermelon Shiso Salad with Cucumber, Sesame Seeds and Scallions – a light and refreshing Asian-style Watermelon Salad that is vegan, gluten-free and full of flavor! 

20 Best Cucumber Recipes! | Plum Shiso Salad

Plum, Jicama & Cucumber Salad

A Plum Salad with Jicama and Cucumber, dressed with a flavorful Plum Shiso Shrub. Crunchy, refreshing and light, it’s deliciously cooling on and hot summer’s day! Vegan and GF.

20 Best Cucumber Recipes | Scallop Crudo

SCALLOP CRUDO WITH CUCUMBER AND RADISH

Scallop Crudo with Cucumber and Shiso… and a step-by-step on how to make Crudo, The Italian Version of Sushi- so simple, delicious, and healthy! The Italians have their own version of sushi, called “Crudo”.

Asian Cucumber Salad | 30-second Video


Cucumber Soup Recipes

There is nothing more cooling in the heat of summer than Cucumber Soup! Here are a few of our favorites!

Cucumber soup

Cucumber Gazpacho

Cool and refreshing Cucumber Gazpacho with yogurt, cilantro, coriander and lime. Top this with shrimp or keep it vegetarian! So simple and tasty. With a Video! 

Cucumber Melon Soup

Chilled Cucumber Melon Soup – an easy, healthy summer soup that can be served as an appetizer or light meal. Refreshing and delicious! 


Creamy Cucumber Sauce

Cucumbers are the perfect addition to sauces that tend to cool the palate, perfect served alongside spicy meals, or grilled meats.

Best cucumber recipes: tzatziki.

Tzatziki!

Cooling Cucumber Tzatziki – a traditional Greek cucumber-yogurt sauce that can be made in just 20 minutes!

20 Refreshing Cucumber Recipes: Raita!

Raita

A simple, authentic Raita Recipe– an Indian yogurt sauce with cucumber, mint and cilantro. Cooling and refreshing, serve this with spicy Indian dishes to help cool the palate.


Fermented and Pickled Cucumber Recipes

Have a plethora of cucumbers growing in your garden? These cucumber recipes are perfect for extending their shelf life!

Refreshing Cucumber Recipes! Pickled cucumbers.

Pickled Vegetables

These refrigerator pickles can be made with cucumbers, carrots, beets, turnips, radishes, kohlrabi, onions, cauliflower, peppers, asparagus or green beans A simple, delicious recipe that can be used with most any veggie!

20 Refreshing Cucumber Recipes! | Fermented pickles.

Homemade Dill Pickles!

How to make Manhattan-style, homemade fermented Pickles with Garlic and Dill!  An easy step-by-step guide to making the most flavorful, crunchy, tangy pickles full of healthy probiotics, with only 20 minutes of hands-on time!

20 Best Cucumber Recipes! Kimchi Pickles

Cucumber Kimchi Pickles

How to make fermented Cucumber Kimchi Pickles in 3-5 days with 20 minutes of hands-on time! Easy to make and full of healthy, gut-supporting probiotics. 

We hope you enjoy these delicious Cucumber Recipes! Have a favorite? Let us know!

Mine are our Asian Cucumber Salad, Cucumber Gazpacho, and Creamy Cucumber Salad!

Oh! And of course, Raita and Tzatziki, both staples around here!

xoxo

Sylvia

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Here is a collection of our 20 Best Cucumber Recipes to try this summer! Crisp, cooling and refreshing cucumbers are low in calories and delicious in many things: Simple Creamy Cucumber Salad


Ingredients

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  • 2 large English Cucumbers (or 6 Persian cucumbers) thinly sliced (skin on) see notes.
  • 1/4 of a red onion, very thinly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or more to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice, lime juice or vinegar (more to taste)
  • 1/2 cup fresh chopped herbs -dill, cilantro, mint, Italian parsley, or basil (or use a combo)
  • pinch aleppo chili flakes or Urfa biber– optional

Instructions

Place all ingredients in a bowl, and gently toss.

Taste, and adjust salt and acid. You want this to taste flavorful!

The cucumber salad will keep 2 days in the fridge. 


Nutrition

  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 91
  • Sugar: 3.3 g
  • Sodium: 295.4 mg
  • Fat: 7.2 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 7.6 g
  • Fiber: 1.1 g
  • Protein: 1.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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  1. Often underrated and overlooked are cooked cucumber recipes, that for some are easier to digest and super tasty. Sautéed, baked, grilled, asian or mediterranean flavors..delicious!

  2. So excited to try the cucumber salads. Boston is incredibly hot right now and these are just what need.

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