August 5, 2015

20 Cucumber Recipes to Keep You Cool {As a Cucumber!}

Salads and pickles and drinks, oh my!  There are so many ways to enjoy those fabulous garden-fresh summer cucumbers.  Check out this collection of 20 Cucumber Recipes to Keep You Cool to get just a tiny touch of cool-as-a-cucumber inspiration.  The possibilities are endless!  Breadless cucumber sandwiches or cucumber popsicles, anyone?

20 Cucumber Recipes to Keep You Cool
Cucumber salads and breadless cucumber sandwiches are my favorite ways to enjoy summer's cucumber crop.  This selection of ideas will certainly keep me going with creative cucumber sides for a while!

Creamy Cucumber Salad with Fresh Herbs - from The Kitchen is My Playground

Cucumber, Tomato, & Avocado Salad - from The Kitchen is My Playground

Sweet & Sour Thai Cucumber Salad - from Peas & Crayons

Radish & Cucumber Salad - from Diethood

Avocado Cucumber Quinoa Salad - from Dizzy Busy & Hungry!

Creamy Cucumber Salad with Goat Cheese & Dill - from An Edible Mosaic

Creamy Ranch Cucumber Salad - from The Kitchen is My Playground

Cucumber & Strawberry Poppyseed Salad - from The Housewife in Training Files

Cucumber Melon Fruit Salad - from Delightful E Made

Low-Carb Smoked Turkey & Cucumber 'Sandwiches' - from The Kitchen is My Playground

Cucumber Tea Sandwiches ~3 Spreads & 3 Ways - from The Kitchen is My Playground

I truly can't get enough of refrigerator pickles, in all their various forms.  And grilled cucumbers? ... Now, that's one I've just got  to try!

Fresh Cucumber Pickles {refrigerator pickles} - from The Kitchen is My Playground

Quick & Spicy Refrigerator Pickles - from The View from Great Island

Sriracha Refrigerator Pickles - from Valerie's Kitchen

Grilled Cucumbers with Creamy Pickled Feta Dip - from She Likes Food

I have only recently discovered cucumber cocktails, and I must say ... I'm hooked.  They are absolutely cool and refreshing.  If you haven't had one, take the plunge and give 'em a try.  I think you'll be glad you did.

Refreshing Cucumber Gin & Tonic - from The Kitchen is My Playground

Cucumber Kiwi Agua Fresca - from Tried and Tasty

Cucumber Mojito - from Diethood

Cucumber & Mint Limeade - from So Let's Hang Out

And as if all these cucumber drinks weren't cool enough, you can even enjoy some super cool cucumber popsicles!

Basil, Lime & Cucumber Pops - from Donuts, Dresses and Dirt

Stay cool and enjoy!


  1. Oh my gosh, this is JUST what I needed. This year my cucumber plants have gone absolutely crazy!! I have done all my canning but was looking for more creative ways to use them all so they did not go to waste. Thank you soooo much! (P.S I still have 3 dozen left lol!).

    1. I'm so glad this collection post could help you out, Holly! My oh my, you sure MUST have had a lot of cucumbers to still have 3 dozen left after finishing all your canning. Enjoy them with some of these delicious recipes!

  2. I love how refreshing cucumber is - what a great collection! Thanks so much for including me!


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