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The Ultimate List Of Cucumber Recipes (90+ Recipes)

Cucumbers are much more than just a salad garnish. They can go in drinks, soups, and more. Read The Ultimate List Of Cucumber Recipes (with over 90 recipes) on you following me on Instagram, you see our garden growing. It does great this year … with the exception of cucumbers. As soon as I plant them, they die. Or, if they grow, they hardly fruit. I try to vary when I plant them year by year, but it doesn’t matter. I’m always so bummed because I love cucumbers and cucumber recipes.

Gotta go with store bought every year.

If you grow your own, or if you’re shopping at the store like me, you’ll love this ultimate list of cucumber recipes. Scroll through to choose between salads, sauces, drinks, and more.

At the end of the post, we have some tips about cucumbers too.

The Ultimate List Of Cucumber Recipes

It's a lot easier to make homemade pickles than you think! Get a great recipe for refrigerator pickles at

1. Refrigerator Pickles

2. Cucumber Feta Salad

3. Breadless Cucumber Sandwiches

4. Cucumber Mule

5. Thai Cucumber Salad

6. Cucumber Mint Martini

7. Naruto Rolls

8. Cucumber Mint Jam

9. Chickpea Tomato Cucumber Salad

10. Cucumber Mint Pineapple Smoothie

This healthy potato cucumber salad is made without mayo and includes cool mint and cucumber for a low heat, simple summer side dish.

11. Potato Cucumber Salad

12. Cucumber Tea Sandwiches – 3 Ways

13. Creamy Cucumber Radish Salad

14. Cucumber Salad With Avocado And Cashews

15. Smoked Salmon Cucumber Bites

16. Cucumber Avocado Watermelon Salad

18. Cucumber Sandwiches

19. Persian Mint and Cucumber Cooler (Sekanjabin)

20. Cucumber Hummus Bites

21. Cream Cheese and Cucumber Sandwich

22. Cucumber Tomato Salad

23. Japanese Cucumber Salad

24. Cucumber Dip

25. Greek Salad With Sardines

26. Cucumber Gazpacho With Mango Habanero Salsa

27. Sugar Glazed Cucumber Bread

28. Cucumber Sorbet

29. Refreshing Cucumber Lemonade

30. Cucumber Salad (Asian Style)

Stuffed cucumber

31. Stuffed Cucumber Bites

32. Cucumber Sandwiches With Cream Cheese

33. Jalapeno Cucumber Mint Lemonade

34. Cucumber Salsa

35. German Cucumber Dill Salad

36. Cucumber Margaritas

37. Cold Cucumber Buttermilk Soup

38. Cucumber Melon Cocktail Slushie

39. Whole30 Cucumber Bites

40. Cucumber And Onion Salad

Spiral Cucumber Noodles with Sweet and Sour Dressing

41. Sweet And Sour Cucumber Noodles

42. Cucumber Ginger Lemon Detox Juice

43. Tarator – An Albanian Cold Cucumber and Yogurt Soup

44. Cucumber Lime Agua Fresca

45. Bacon And Egg Cucumber Bites

46. Cucumber Avocado Salad

47. Sliced Cucumber Salad

48. Cucumber, Avocado, And Strawberry Salad

49. Chilled Avocado Cucumber Soup

50. Cucumber Tea Sandwich

51. German Cucumber Salad

52. Cucumber Honeydew Salad

53. Smoked Salmon Cucumber Bites

54. Cucumber Appetizer Bites

55. Corn Cucumber Salad

56. Asian Cucumber Salad

57. Creamy Cucumber Salad

58. Cucumber Radish Dill Salad

59. Potato Cucumber Salad With Dill And Garlic

60. Cucumber Bites With Sun Dried Tomato Spread

Two bowls of cold cucumber soup with silver metal spoons in them. A lime wedge lies nearby.

61. Cold Cucumber Soup

62. Cucumber Mint Lemonade

63. Five Greens Salad

64. Cucumber Gin Cocktail

65. Refreshing Cucumber Juice

66. Cucumber Mint Water

67. Kani Salad

68. Cucumber Grapefruit Basil Mojito

70. Spicy Garlic Dill Pickles

This Strawberry Cucumber Salad is your answer for what to serve with dinner tonight or at your next cookout. Loaded with fresh strawberries, cucumbers and blueberries, this refreshing summer side salad is so easy yet full of flavor!

71. Strawberry Cucumber Salad

72. Hoisin Honey Pulled Pork with Pickled Cucumber Salad

73. Pickled Cucumber And Red Onion Salad

74. Creamy Cucumber Salad

75. Spicy Cucumber Tomato And Water Chestnut Salad

76. Baked Cucumber Chips

77. Avocado Tzatziki Cucumber Appetizer

79. Watermelon Cucumber Salad

80. Spicy Shrimp Cucumber Salad


81. Homemade Tzatziki Sauce

82. Low Carb Smoked Turkey Cucumber Sandwiches

83. Half Sour Pickles

84. Spicy Spiralized Turmeric Tahini Cucumber Noodles

85. Dill Pickle Pasta Salad

86. Spicy Cucumber Salad

87. Macaroni Salad with Cucumber and Radish

88. Israeli Couscous Tabbouleh Salad

89. Cool Cucumber Salsa

90. Persian Yoghurt with Cucumber Recipe

Lemon Cucumber Mint Water

91. Fresh Lemon Cucumber Mint Water

92. Bread & Butter Pickles

Do you have to peel a cucumber?

Most of the cucumber is water, and many of a cucumber’s nutrients are in its skin. So eating the cucumber’s skin is a great idea — especially if you have cucumbers in your garden and you know you grow them organically.

If you buy them at the store, you don’t know if chemicals or pesticides have been sprayed on the cucumber. So, our rule of thumb is if we’re eating the skin (like cucumbers, tomatoes, etc.), we buy organic. If we’re not eating the skin (like oranges, bananas, etc.), we don’t buy organic.

If you want to save some money and buy non-organic cucumbers, but still want to eat the peel, that’s fine. Just be sure to clean it well with something like a veggie wash (or just really well in the sink).

Can you freeze cucumbers?

If you’re like us and only going grocery shopping once a month, or if you are growing an abundance of cucumbers, you’re probably wondering if you can freeze cucumbers.

Good news, you can.

Wash (and peel, if you want) the cucumber. Slice it, then put it on top of parchment paper and put it in the freezer for at least two hours or overnight. Once the slices are frozen, you can put the in a freezer-safe bag and keep them in the freezer.

If you don’t freeze the cucumber slices first, they’ll all stick together.

Frozen cucumbers will thaw out with a mushy consistency, which is different than fresh cucumbers. So you will get the cucumber taste, but not the texture. So your best bet is to use frozen cucumbers in a sauce or infused water rather than a salad.

Can you grow cucumbers from scraps?

If you know me, you know I love gardening from scraps. I regrow lettuce from scraps every chance I get. You can do that with celery, onions, and technically that’s how to grow potatoes at home too.

But not everything can be regrown that way, and cucumbers cannot be regrown from scraps. So you can’t just cut off the end of a cucumber, put it in fertile soil, and expect another cucumber.

Can you regrow store-bought cucumbers?

If you read the tip above, you know you can’t regrow store-bought cucumbers by cutting off an edge and just planting that in dirt.

But, you can harvest some of the seeds from store-bought cucumbers, sprout them, and plant them.

We have a couple posts about that process (not with cucumbers, but with strawberries and spaghetti squash), so I don’t want to complete rehash those here, but here’s a quick tutorial.

When you’re slicing the cucumber, set aside some of the seeds that land on the cutting board. Rinse off any remaining cucumber flesh from them. Set them in a bowl and let them dry about a week. Place them in the center of a piece of paper towel. Put that paper towel in a plastic bag affixed to your window (or somewhere that gets great sunlight). Water them with a tablespoon or so of water every other day. When the seeds start to sprout, you can either transplant them to a small container until they are stronger or just put them directly into your garden.

georgia boanoro

Thursday 18th of July 2019

I've only tried the cucumber feta salad and the lemonade from your list! I love cucumber and the first recipe I'll try from everything you shared, will be the cucumber strawberry salad; I've never thought of combining these two gorgeous ingredients before!

Mommy Sigrid

Saturday 6th of July 2019

One freeky Greek Salad and a glass of cucumber martini please. Thank you! hahaha Seriously. I love cucumber. This is one of the most versatile vegetables I know. And it's available everywhere!

Waren Jean Go

Thursday 4th of July 2019

This is an amazing list. Something new to try for me. I like cucumber with sugar and vinegar though.

Holly Hood

Wednesday 3rd of July 2019

Amazing!! This is a complete list for anyone that like cucumbers. I will try some of these out. These are great ideas for the summer. The list is endless if you are entertaining this summer.

David Elliott

Wednesday 3rd of July 2019

I know that I really love cucumber. Of course, the fact they are turned into pickles sometimes is another reason I love them. But I will have to try out the cucumber feta salad as it sounds so delicious and refreshing. Great summer idea.