Cucumber Recipes

Top ideas for fresh cucumbers: the best cucumber salads, plus soups, dips, and pickle recipes.

Staff Picks

Tomato Cucumber Salad

Rating: 4.33 stars
A simple, refreshing salad that accompanies any type of food.

Molly's Mouthwatering Tzatziki Cucumber Sauce

Rating: 4.66 stars
I whipped this up the other night after a fierce craving for a gyro struck me and I was finding a lot of recipes that weren't quite what I was looking for. I wanted a creamier version of tzatziki. I put it on a tortilla with shredded chicken, cheddar, green leaf lettuce and lots of tomatoes and feta. It was sooo good I was eating it by the spoonful! You can play around with adding a little more mayo or sour cream, as my measurements may not have been exact.

Tangy Cucumber and Avocado Salad

Rating: 4.45 stars
Hey, need a fast, easy, crowd-pleasing salad that is easy to play with to suit different tastes? Try this, and you are sure to have a hit!

Asian Cucumber Salad

Rating: 4.64 stars
This is a really delicious, light salad.

Refreshing Cucumber Lemonade

Rating: 4.29 stars
Cucumber is the perfect complement to the traditional summer lemonade. Display it in the pitcher with cucumber and/or lemon slices.

Greek Orzo Salad

Rating: 4.45 stars
A delicious, colorful salad, with artichoke hearts and feta. I receive a lot of requests for this one.

Cucumber Sandwiches I

Rating: 4.27 stars
Cucumber sandwiches!! Top party rye with cream cheese and a slice of cucumber, and let the little appetizers work their magic!

Cucumber and Avocado Sushi

Rating: 4.35 stars
Cucumber and avocado sushi! These rolls are easy to make and you can add either fake crab or smoked salmon. Serve with teriyaki or soy sauce and wasabi!
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Tzatziki Sauce

Rating: 4.16 stars
Easy dressing for gyros or Greek salad. Also makes a nice dipping sauce for Veggies. HINT: Tastes best when chilled for at least 1 hour after preparation.

Refrigerator Dill Pickles

Rating: 4.63 stars
These pickles taste so fresh and have just the right amount of dill and garlic. They taste great along-side a hotdog on a bun. They also taste great alone as a healthy snack. The pickles should be good for 6 weeks. Enjoy! You can also cut cucumbers into chips if you prefer a pickle chip instead of a spear.

Agua Fresca de Pepino (Cucumber Limeade)

Rating: 4.77 stars
This is another common agua fresca from Mexico. Refreshing, healthy, and delicious! Serve over ice.

Thai Cucumber Salad

Rating: 4.64 stars
This sweet and tangy summer salad of cucumber, cilantro, and peanuts with just a hint of heat is always a hit at picnics and potlucks since it doesn't need to be refrigerated and you're pretty much guaranteed to be the only one bringing this dish!

Inspiration and Ideas

Cucumber Sandwiches

Rating: Unrated
"I made these for a bridal shower and everyone was asking for the recipe." – melissa

Chef John's Gazpacho

Rating: 4.8 stars

Only try this recipe if you're going to use some killer, end-of-summer, super-sweet tomatoes. There just isn't any substitute, so happy hunting, and I hope you find some so you give this a try.