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54 Recipes With Cucumbers

54 Recipes With Cucumbers

Cucumbers are a favorite summer vegetable and with so many varieties out there, it can be hard to know how best to use them.

If you aren’t growing your own yet, check out my Beginner’s Guide to Growing Cucumbers.

Nutritional Value of Cucumbers

Cucumbers initially seem like tasty bricks of water, nutritionally, they may surprise you.

On the off-set, one cup of peeled, sliced cucumbers contains 12% of your daily recommended dose of Vitamin K.

However, it doesn’t stop there.

Cucumbers also contain a lot of phytonutrients we don’t normally measure.

They contain three types of phytonutrients: flavonoids, lignans and triterpenes.

Without getting into the scientific-y details, these are antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, and possibly anti-cancer ingredients.

Personally, I grew up eating slices of cucumbers in balsamic vinegar.

Later, while living in Mexico, I learned to eat them from bags.

They’re served as street food, covered in chili powder and lime juice.

It’s still one of my favorite ways to eat them!

While I don’t like pickles (yuck!) Baby Jack does (weirdo). So I always put up a few jars of pickles every summer.

Cucumbers are a favorite summer vegetable and with so many varieties out there, it can be hard to know how best to use them.

That’s why we’ve compiled this list of 54 Recipes with Cucumbers for you to enjoy all year long!

From Middle Eastern cucumber salad (Tzatziki) and Mexican cuke salsa, to Indian curried cucumber soup and Thai pineapple-cucumber salad, this is the perfect way to put your backyard garden harvest to work.

We hope you enjoy these recipes as much as we do!

Recipes with Cucumbers