Cucumber is refreshing, has a delicious crunch, and is a welcome addition to countless recipes. This versatile vegetable is often enjoyed in salads, on veggie trays, and can be transformed into salty pickles when brined. We’ve collected 15 of the best cucumber recipes. Some of them may surprise you!
Best Cucumber Recipes
Old-Fashioned Cucumber and Red Onion Salad
Add a burst of tart and crunchy flavor to your dinner table with this bright cucumber and red onion salad. Serve it alongside grilled meat the next time you’re having a barbeque!
Dragon Roll Sushi
Cucumber is one of the key ingredients in dragon roll sushi. It adds texture, color, and crunch. Follow the steps in this recipe to make delicious dragon roll sushi.
Caprese Tuna Cucumber Bites with Pesto
Serve these bite-sized appetizers at your next get-together! They’re colorful, big on flavor, and take just 25 minutes to make.
Easy Cucumber Smoothie
Start your day with a creamy blend of cucumber, pineapple, banana, coconut milk, and greens! Each delicious serving has 225 calories and 7.9 grams of fiber.
Quick Refrigerator Dill Pickles
If you love the tart flavor of crunchy dill pickles, why not make your own? They take 15 minutes to make and will last for 4-6 weeks.
Surimi is imitation crab meat and is delicious in a salad. It comes together in just 10 minutes and can be enjoyed as a healthy snack or as a side to other dishes.
The Best Sushi Pizza
Sushi pizza is a tasty combination of sushi rice, nori, avocado and imitation crab. This recipe is easy to make and you’ll love the end result. Serve it at a casual gathering of friends and family.
Cucumber Salad with Vinegar
Whip up this tangy and refreshing cucumber salad in just 10 minutes. Enjoy it on a warm evening with grilled chicken and creamy potato salad!
Cucumber Tomato Avocado Salad
Cucumber, tomato, and avocado come together to make this salad that’s a delicious blend of flavors. The cilantro and red onion add the perfect amount of zestiness. Enjoy it with grilled pita bread for a light summer meal!
Tzatziki Cucumber Dill Sauce
Tzatziki sauce adds a delicious burst of flavor to grilled meats, raw veggies, and bread. It’s super easy to make and is a welcome addition to veggie trays and souvlaki.
Cucumber Dill Sandwiches
Serve these delicate cucumber dill sandwiches when you’re hosting brunch! The bread is pillowy soft and the cucumber adds a wonderful and refreshing crunch.
Creamy Cucumber Salad
This creamy cucumber salad is a refreshing combination of fresh dill, sour cream, mayo, vinegar, and sugar. If you prefer a vinaigrette, the recipe includes that option as well.
Enjoy a tall glass of this refreshing cucumber water on a hot day! It’s flavored with lemon, lime, and fresh mint.
Grab a food processor or a high speed blender to make this healthy cucumber juice. It’s delicately flavored with lemon juice and mint and is an excellent source of potassium, vitamin A, and vitamin C.
Quick Cucumber Sauce
Serve this creamy cucumber sauce on salads, sandwiches, or burgers! You’ll only need a handful of ingredients and it’s super easy to make.
What to Make with Cucumbers
- 2 large cucumbers
- 1 red onion sliced
- 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- salt and pepper to taste, we used 1 teaspoon for each
- dill for garnish
- Slice each cucumber thinly. Then slice them into half-moons.
- Add sliced cucumbers and red onions to a large bowl.
- Whisk together the apple cider vinegar, water, sugar, salt, and pepper in a medium mixing bowl to make the vinegar dressing.
- Pour the vinegar dressing over the cucumber and onion and toss to combine.
- Top with optional herbs. Store in the fridge until ready to serve.
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