22 Cool Cucumber Recipes to Make this Summer

Cucumbers might sound a little boring, but when combined with seasoning, oils, and other flavors, they taste amazing! There is nothing quite as tasty as enjoying a cucumber fresh from your garden.

There are so many different ways you can enjoy cucumbers from main dishes to salads, sides, and more! Each dish creates such a unique flavor for your cucumber that no two recipes are alike! Cucumbers are a delicious addition to any summertime recipe!

To show you all the possibilities from using a food as simple as a cucumber, we’ve gathered some fantastic cucumber recipes for you to try out and get inspired by! Check them out!

Cucumber Salads

Salads are always an easy way to use up your garden cucumbers, and they can be made so many different ways! Combine your cucumbers with other vegetables or as a topping, and you have a fantastic salad recipe!

1. Cucumber Vinegar Salad

This salad incorporates pickled cucumbers to create a light yet tasty salad option! This salad would work well as a side or a light dinner.

2. Easy Cucumber Onion Salad

This cucumber salad is so easy, and it only takes a few ingredients you might already have on hand! This salad would work well as a side or with some grilled meat!

3. Cucumber Tomato Salad

This easy salad is a light and refreshing salad that would be perfect for a potluck or barbecue! You can serve this next to kabobs or any other type of grilled meats.

4. Thai Cucumber Salad

If you are looking for something that is both quick and easy, you can’t go wrong with this salad! It takes less than ten minutes, and all the fresh vegetables make this a healthy and refreshing dish.


5. Pineapple Cucumber Salad

This pineapple cucumber salad would be a great side dish option for any summer cookout or party! The pineapple adds a tropical twist and pairs well with the cucumber.

6. Sweet and Spicy Cucumber Salad

This delicious sweet and spicy cucumber salad is both vegan friendly and tasty! It has a nice kick and is still packed full of flavor from the vinegar and red pepper flakes.

7. Chickpea Cucumber Salad

If you are looking for a healthy salad packed with protein, this chickpea cucumber salad is perfect! The chickpeas add a nice crunch to this tasty vegetarian-friendly salad.


8. Watermelon Cucumber Salad {Whole30}

This refreshing and delicious watermelon cucumber salad is Whole30 compliant and paleo-friendly! This sweet and spicy combination is the perfect summer salad recipe!


Cucumber Sandwiches & Wraps

When added to a sandwich or a wrap, cucumbers can add a nice crunch with each bite, while still offering a fresh taste. Combine them with other leafy greens or a spread for a delicious main dish.

9. Cucumber Wraps with Green Goddess Dressing

Eating healthy doesn’t have to be boring when you have these delicious cucumber wraps! The green goddess dressing adds the perfect condiment to make this wrap perfect!


10. Easy Cucumber Sandwiches (tea sandwiches)

Cucumber sandwiches are a classic yet refreshing finger food for any party or get together. These finger sandwiches are festive and tasty!


11. Cucumber and Avocado Sandwich

This delicious vegetarian sandwich would be a great lunch or dinner option without heating the oven! The combination of cucumber and avocado make a fresh sandwich option that will keep you full!


12. Tuna Cucumber Subs

Who would have thought that cucumbers would make a great bread replacement! In this delicious tuna salad recipe, you can turn cucumbers into adorable and healthy mini-subs!


13. The Best Lemon Dill Cucumber Sandwiches

These adorable tea sandwiches are the perfect finger food option or a quick grab and go lunch for your family! They’re easy to make and only take a few ingredients.


Cucumber Snacks

While cucumber by itself is an excellent healthy snack, there are so many better ways to enjoy them! From sushi to cucumber bites, these cucumber snacks will be an instant hit!

14. Everything Bagel Cucumber Bites

These cucumber bites are the perfect keto snack when you need something delicious last minute! They are so delicious, and they taste just like an everything bagel but without the carbs or bread!


15. Mexican Cucumber Snack 

Switch up your side dish on Taco Tuesday and try this Mexican cucumber snack instead! The small hint of lime and chile makes this spicy snack perfect for parties or a fun after school treat!


16. Cucumber Sushi

If you’re craving sushi, you’ve got to try this cucumber sushi! It’s so delicious and refreshing on a hot summer day!


17. Stuffed Cucumber Bites

These tasty stuffed cucumbers would be a great party finger food, or a fun snack to whip up in a few minutes. You could easily add this to a picnic or lunch for a fun, refreshing treat.


18. Cucumber Buffalo Chicken Bites

These tasty cucumber appetizers are both easy and healthy to make! These would be perfect for game days or any party.


19. Cucumber Rolls with Cream Avocado Spread

These delicious little rolls are an instant crowd pleaser! If you have allergies or are looking for a healthy snack, you can’t go wrong with these cucumber rolls.

20. Cucumber Chips

If you are looking for a great potato chip alternative, you’ve got to give these cucumber chips a try! They are a much healthier chip option, and so tasty.


21. Cucumber Dip

The delicious cucumber dip is so addicting! It’s keto-friendly and can be used to dip vegetables or even cucumber slices.


22. Keto Bacon Ranch Stuffed Cucumbers

If you are looking for an easy and delicious fat bomb recipe, you can’t go wrong with this easy keto recipe! You can whip up a batch quickly, and it tastes so good you’ll forget it’s low carb!


How to Make Pickles at Home (Step-By-Step Guide)

If you are looking for a way to preserve your pickles, or use them as a topping for a salad, burger, sandwich, or another dish, you can easily pickle your cucumbers using this easy guide! This guide has everything you need to know about pickling cucumbers and how to make fresh dill pickles!

Ingredients: Cucumber
Meal Type: Recipe Roundup, Salads, Side Dish, Summer
Categories: Finger Food and Dips, Healthy, Vegetables

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