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.


Refreshing 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!

This easy Everyday Cucumber Salad with Chili and Lime pairs well with so many things!  Vegan, paleo and Gluten-free! Cool and refreshing, serve it alongside grilled fish or meat. Great for Sunday meal prep - make a big batch and tuck it into tacos, buddha bowls or simply spoon it over a bowl of nutty quinoa during the busy workweek. Or bring it to a potluck for a healthy side dish. A delicious, seasonal companion to just about everything! #cucumber #cucumbersalad #potluck #mealprep #easy #healthy #batchcooking #vegan #paleo #glutenfree #lowcarb #lowcalorie

Cucumber Salad with Lime

This simple, easy Mexican-inspired Cucumber Salad with 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 simply spoon it over a bowl of nutty quinoa during the busy workweek.

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!   

Lemon Basil Orzo Salad 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! #orzo #orzosalad #orzopasta #pastasalad #vegan #orzorecipes

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! 

Nectarine Salad with cucumber, Basil, Goats Cheese, Red onion and optional Urfa Biber ( Turkish Chili Pepper). A simple delicious Farmers Market Salad you can put together in minutes! #nectarinesalad #nectarines #nectarinerecipes #farmersmarket #healthysalad #easysalads #cucumbersalad

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!

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! 

Classic 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! 

This vegan, plant-based Ceviche will transport you to Mexico. Made with hearts of palm and avocado, this easy recipe can be served on tostadas, with chips or in lettuce cups! #veganceviche #heartsofpalm #veganmexican #ceviche

Hearts of Palm 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!

A flavorful recipe for Larb, a fresh Thai salad made with your choice of lamb, beef, pork, chicken or tofu. Low carb, fast and easy! #larb #thaifood #thaisalad

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! 

Persian Walnut Salad with Cucumbers, Radishes, Mint, Dill, Cilantro and Parsley. Loaded up with fresh herbs this refreshing summer salad is the perfect side to summer grilling! #walnuts #cawalnuts #walnutsalad #persiansalad #herbsalad #persianherbsalad

Persian Cucumber Walnut Salad

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

A simple recipe for Soba Noodle Salad, loaded with veggies, that is adaptable and vegan!  For a protein boost, top with savory baked tofu, smoked salmon, grilled chicken.

Soba Noodle Salad

Thi 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.

Simple, delicious Shaved Fennel Salad with dill, cucumber and Meyer Lemon. Refreshing and light, this pairs very well with simple roasted salmon. | www.feastingathome.com # fennel #fennelslaw

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! 

Cucumber Ahi Salad with dill and mustard seeds, a light fresh and healthy meal. | www.feastingathome.com

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.

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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! 

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

Creamy Cucumber Salad

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

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! #watermelonsalad #shiso #shisorecipe #watermelon

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! 

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

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.

Scallop Crudo with Watermelon Radish, cucumber and Shiso... and a step by step on how to make Crudo, The Italian Version of Sushi- so simple, delicious, and healthy! | www.feastingathome.com

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”.


Chilled Cucumber Soup Recipes

One of our favorite ways to serve up cucumbers is in a chilled soup! Here are a few of our favorites!

A refreshing flavorful recipe for Chilled Cucumber Soup with yogurt, cilantro, coriander and lime. Top this with shrimp or keep it vegetarian! So tasty. | www.feasingathome.com

Cooling 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! 

Cold Cucumber Melon Soup - an easy, healthy summer soup that can be served as an appetizer or light meal. Refreshing and delicious! #cucumbersoup #coldsoup #cantaloupesoup #coldmelonsoup #coldcucumbersoup

Chilled 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! 


Saucy Cucumber Recipes

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

EPIC Tzatziki Sauce! - How to make the BEST tzatziki sauce - a healthy, delicious Greek cucumber-yogurt sauce to use in mezze platters, wraps, gyros, or as a simple dip for pita, or as a delicious side to Mediterranean dishes. This EASY authentic recipe can be made in 15 minutes! #tzatziki #tzatzikirecipe #tzatzikisauce #easy #cucumbersalad

Cucumber Tzatziki!

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

A delicious Raita Recipe- an Indian yogurt sauce with cucumber, mint and cilantro. Cooling and refreshing, serve this with spicy Indian dishes to cool the palate. #raita #yogurtsauce #cucumberraita #indianrecipes

Indian 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.


Pickled & Fermented Cucumber Recipes

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

Quick Pickled Vegetables - A simple delicious recipe that can be used with any veggie! Beets, turnips, radishes, carrots, kohlrabi, onions, cauliflower, peppers, or green beans! | www.feastingathome.com #pickledveggies #pickled #pickledvegetables

Quick 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!

How to make homemade Pickles! A simple recipe for making the most flavorful, crunchy, tangy, garlic dill pickles with only 15 minutes of hands-on time. Simple easy instructions!

Homemade Dill Pickles!

How to make Manhattan-style, fermented Homemade 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!

How to make fermented Cucumber Kimchi Pickles in 3-5 days with 20 minutes of hands on time! Full of healthy Probiotics. #kimchi #cucumberkimchi

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? Please let us know in the comment section below!

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Sylvia

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

20+ Best Cucumber Recipes


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

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Chef and author of the whole-foods recipe blog, Feasting at Home, Sylvia Fountaine is a former restaurant owner and caterer turned full-time food blogger. She currently lives in the Pacific Northwest and shares seasonal, healthy recipes along with tips and tricks from her home kitchen.

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