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.
Elevate your salad game with this easy 10 minute recipe. This cilantro cucumber salad is perfectly creamy and made with fresh and zingy ingredients. A great summer side dish that will leave you wanting more!
This cucumber and tomato salad with a delicious and unique walnut dressing is a mainstay on tables throughout the country of Georgia. Delightfully fresh and easy to make, it's sure to quickly become one of your favourites!
This healthy summer salad is full of hydrating and cooling foods like watermelon, cucumber & jicama and topped with an addicting coconut lime dressing. Serve this as a quick side dish with your favorite meal or munch on it when you need a refreshing snack on a hot day.
Cucumber Hummus Bites make the perfect finger food and appetizer for your next party or get together. Crisp cucumbers slices are topped with roasted red pepper hummus, tomatoes, feta cheese and fresh parsley.
Smoked Salmon Cucumber Appetizer Bites are a beautiful appetizer for the holidays or a get together. Thinly sliced english cucumber is topped with goat cheese, chives and smoked salmon and rolled up into a bite sized starter or even an addition to brunch.
Mom’s Best Creamy Cucumber Salad combines thinly sliced cucumbers and onions with a delicious creamy dressing. The perfect combination of crunchy, creamy, sweet, and savory all at once. This salad brings back so many wonderful memories of childhood!
This easy tzatziki sauce is made with Greek yogurt, sour cream and fresh dill! It's thick and creamy (not watery) and so delicious! It perfectly compliments Mediterranean dishes, and makes a great party dip!
Kachumber Salad is a recipe that is served alongside many Indian dishes. It is a fresh, cooling salad consisting of cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, lemon juice, cumin and sometime chilli too. It can be adapted easily to increase/decrease flavours according to your taste.
For this Cucumber Dip, we use a few staple ingredients from our fridge and pantry. We’ll add a couple of fresh herbs and turn it into an amazingly smooth and creamy dip. Perfect for veggies, pita bread, and crackers.
This easy dill pickle recipe teaches you how to transform fresh cucumbers into delicious cold pickles. These cold process pickles are easy to make in your refrigerator-no special canning equipment needed!
This Quick Cucumber Kimchi recipe is an easy spicy side dish made with sliced cucumbers and a few pantry ingredients you already have on hand. It's vegan, gluten-free and Weight Watchers friendly @ 1 WW point on the blue plan!
The Tree Burger is a healthy chicken burger with diced chicken breast, sauteed mushrooms, cheese, ranch dressing and cucumbers. It's easy to make and delicious for dinner or lunch! (9 WW blue plan points)
This Cucumber Tomato Salad with sliced cucumbers, fresh tomatoes, sliced red onions, in a red wine vinaigrette, includes a Mexican twist with the addition of crumbled cotija cheese, Mexican oregano, and chopped cilantro. It makes a truly delicious and refreshing summer salad!
This is literally the easiest cucumber salad you'll ever make, and one of the most delicious ones! This Sesame Cucumber Salad with Everything Seasoning has just 3 ingredients and comes together in 5 minutes.
This Cucumber Basil Lemonade is an amazingly refreshing summer cocktail that can also be made into a mocktail (just leave the vodka out!). Simply make a homemade lemonade, juice your cucumber (it's easy!) and combine together with fresh basil and lots of ice.