19 refreshing dishes with cucumbers
Crunchy and refreshing, cucumbers are the ultimate summer bite. Enjoy them in these sides, cool soups, and more
Intensely flavorful Chinese sausage is worth seeking out for this salad. If you can’t find it, bacon also pairs well with the sweet cucumbers and peanut dressing.
Recipe: Cucumber and Noodle Salad
Yogurt drinks are popular across the Middle East and South Asia. We like ours with puréed cucumber and herbs, plus a spritz of club soda. If the cucumber peels and seeds are tender, they don’t need to be removed.
Recipe: Cucumber Smoothies
Cooked cucumber? Trust us. A little heat makes it slightly creamy and helps it soak up the gently seasoned pickling mixture. Thin-skinned cucumber is a must here for its tender texture and bright color.
Recipe: Mango-Cucumber Salad
Make it a meal: Add falafel or baked pita chips.
Recipe: Turkish Cucumber and Mint Soup
Recipe: Cucumber Potato Salad
Recipe: Tomato-Cucumber Gazpacho
Recipe: Icebox Salad
Recipes: Cucumber Mint Spritzer