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    The 35 BEST Cucumber Recipes

    Cucumbers are a fresh, crunchy veggies that can easily fit into almost any meal. From great salads to easy sandwiches and beyond, this list of Cucumber Recipes has it all!

    Whether you’re looking for something quick and easy, or an inventive new recipe to impress your friends and family, you’ll find it all here. Enjoy the crispness, freshness, and great health benefits cucumbers add to every meal.

    Go through all of these amazing cucumber recipes, we bet you’ll find some new favorites!

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    Cucumber Recipes:

    1. Cucumber Avocado Tomato Salad with Pesto

    Beginning our list of Cucumber Recipes is our refreshing Cucumber Avocado Tomato Salad with Pesto!

    This light, fresh and colorful salad is super flavorful and satisfying, and it’s amazingly easy to make. It’s an excellent summer and spring salad recipe for you to try.

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    2.  Tzatziki (Greek Cucumber Dip)

    Give your fresh cucumber a Mediterranean flavor by making this Tzatziki, which you can use as a dip, sauce, or a spread.

    This delicious, zingy Tzatziki is extremely easy to make, and gets read in just 15 minutes. You can serve this fantastic dip with any of your favorite Mediterranean foods.

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    3. Asian Cucumber Salad

    This Asian Cucumber Salad is the ultimate flavorful recipe that you all will love!

    The simple cucumber is seasoned with outstanding Asian flavors, which are perfectly spicy, sour, savory, and sweet.

    It’s the best refreshing side dish that you can serve with any protein, rice, or noodles.

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    4. Greek Salad (Horiatiki)

    This traditional Greek Salad recipe, known to the locals as Horiatiki, is one of our summertime favorites!

    Crisp cucumbers, sweet cherry tomatoes, red onions, briny olives and capers, creamy feta, and a simple herb dressing. That’s all it takes. And the results are top notch.

    It’s one of our favorite cucumber recipes.

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    5. Tomato Cucumber Raita

    Indians love their raita, and you will love it too with this best Tomato Cucumber Raita recipe.

    This effortless recipe is just about chopping and mixing delicious ingredients, and that’s it, your favorite Indian side dish is ready to enjoy.

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    6. Vietnamese Chicken Salad (Gỏi Gà Bắp Cải)

    Craving for some Asian flavor, but want to make a light and tasty meal? Then try out our Vietnamese Chicken Salad, we bet it will satisfy all your cravings!

    This vibrant bowl is loaded with fresh veggies, shredded chicken, herbs, and lots of peanuts with the best Nuoc Cham dressing to take the salad to next level of deliciousness.

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    7. Greek Steak Salad Bowl

    Bowl recipes are always a fun way to make your meal delicious with your favorite things, and this Greek Steak Salad Bowl is the best example of it!

    This stunning bowl is packed with fresh veggies, tender steak, some grains, olives, and feta cheese. It’s one of our favorite cucumber recipes.

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    8. Gado Gado (Indonesian Salad with Peanut Sauce)

    Introduce this Gado Gado to your family, and see it becomes everyone’s favorite!

    It’s Indonesia’s most popular salad, and now you can make right in your kitchen with this super easy and flavorful recipe.

    The dish consists of protein, carbs, fresh veggies, and an excellent peanut sauce.

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    9. Spanish Summer Salad (Pipirrana)

    Yet another smashing salad dish for you to try this summer is Spanish Summer Salad, also known as Pipirrana.

    This traditional Spanish dish is loaded with fresh cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, olives, and some hard-boiled eggs for extra nutrition. It’s YUM!

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    10. Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

    Jazz up your simple salad with a touch of Mediterranean flavors!

    This Mediterranean Quinoa Salad makes the lightest and the most flavorful salad you will ever try.

    It makes the perfect fresh side dish for your summer grilling events.

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    11. Balela Salad

    Are you planning a party or potluck? Then Balela Salad is a must!

    This colorful Middle Eastern delight is brimming with fresh flavors and textures. Impress everyone with this seriously delicious salad.

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    12. Israeli Couscous Salad with Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette

    This Israeli Couscous Salad with Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette is the most gorgeous, colorful, light, and refreshing salad recipe!

    It’s extremely simple to make, but it’s loaded with the most delectable flavors and textures. Great potluck contender.

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    13. Rainbow Pasta Salad

    Are you looking for tasty pasta salad recipes? Then look no further than this outstanding Rainbow Pasta Salad!

    This quick and effortless recipe is loaded with colorful ingredients that complement each other beautifully.

    You can relish this hearty and delicious cucumber recipe any time of the day.

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    14. Pickled Cucumber

    Have you made Pickled Cucumbers at home? If not, then this recipe is a jackpot for you.

    It’s a quick way to make perfectly crunchy, briny, and slightly spicy cucumber pickles. It’s going to be a super hit in your family, and we’re sure that you won’t go back to store-bought pickles.

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    15. Smoked Salmon & Cucumber Appetizer

    Guys, Smoked Salon and Cucumber Appetizer is a must for your future parties!

    This amazingly delicious and charming appetizer will be the star of the party. You will love the classy combination of fresh cucumber, cream cheese, salmon and dill.

    Get the Recipe @ acouplecooks

    16. Greek Salad Skewers

    Reinvent your favorite Greek salad into a remarkably handled appetizer that will win everyone’s heart at your next get-together.

    These Greek Salad Skewers are flavor-packed skewers made with cherry tomatoes, cucumber, and red onion tossed in zesty Greek vinaigrette and crowned with feta cheese. YUM!

    Get the Recipe @ ohsweetbasil

    17. Cucumber Sandwiches

    Cucumber Sandwiches can be a fabulous addition to your tea party, or any other event menu!

    This refreshing straightforward sandwich is made with few simple ingredients, but they taste absolutely delicious. Give them a try!

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    18. Cucumber Soup

    Next summer, treat yourself to this no-cook Cucumber Soup! Cool off everyone with this cold, creamy, bright, and nourishing soup.

    It’s an easy recipe, just put all the ingredients in a blender, then keeping it in the fridge for some time to chill. You will relish this refreshing soup when the temperatures rise.

    Get the Recipe @ loveandlemons

    19. Fattoush Salad

    Craving something foreign? Try this traditional Middle Eastern delicacy, Fattoush Salad.

    This salad is loaded with fresh veggies, greens, and herbs, all drizzled with bold zesty lemon dressing and then topped with some crunchy pita chips.

    You will experience the best flavors and textures in a single bowl of salad.

    Get the Recipe @ gimmesomeoven

    20. Salmon Roll Sushi Bowls

    Deconstruct your beloved sushi and make this amazing Salmon Roll Sushi Bowl at home.

    The bowl consists of salmon, avocado, cucumber, rice, and nori, it’s just so delicious. A flavorsome and hearty meal.

    Get the Recipe @ reciperunner

    21. Cucumber Margarita

    Chill out this summer with a refreshing Cucumber Margarita cocktail.

    The epic cocktail that will be a winner at your summer parties is made with just 5 ingredients, and gets ready in a breeze.

    Get the Recipe @ theendlessmeal

    22. Spicy Tuna and Avocado Cucumber Sushi Bites

    Another delicious recipe for sushi lovers is the Spicy Tuna and Avocado Cucumber Sushi Bites.

    This smashing recipe is incredibly easy to make with tasty ingredients that make a healthy and light appetizer option for you.

    You will love these spicy bites for sure.

    Get the Recipe @ closetcooking

    23. Mango Cucumber Summer Slaw 

    Get ready to celebrate mango season this summer with an irresistibly fresh and addictive Mango Cucumber Summer Slaw!

    This vibrant slaw is brimming with luscious summer fruits and vegetables, along with an abundance of fragrant herbs.

    Trust us, this is one recipe you’ll want to hold on to.

    Get the Recipe @ reluctantentertainer

    24. Sushi Rolls

    Does the idea of crafting sushi from scratch intimidate you? Fear not, for we have discovered the ultimate, fool-proof Sushi Roll recipe!

    Delight in the harmonious dance of fresh, creamy ingredients as they transform into a crowd-pleasing appetizer.

    Simply master a few clever hacks and voilà! Your very own sushi party awaits.

    Get the Recipe @ gimmesomeoven

    25. Greek Chicken Tacos

    An excellent way to enjoy your Tuesday taco night is with this excellent Greek Chicken Taco, with flavorful fresh cucumber salsa.

    The recipe is so so good that you will add it to your favorite recipe repertoire. Try it to believe it…

    Get the Recipe @ slowcookergourmet

    26. Watermelon Salad with Cucumbers

    Introducing the ultimate summer sensation: Watermelon Salad with Cucumber!

    Experience the fusion of mouthwatering watermelon, crispy cucumbers, creamy feta cheese, and refreshing mint leaves.

    Brought to perfection by a zesty lemon dressing, this simple yet extraordinary creation will surely become your new favorite summer delight.

    Get the Recipe @ dinneratthezoo

    27. Creamy Cucumber Salad 

    Every summer demands light, refreshing salads, so here is the Creamy Cucumber Salad which will become one of your top cucumber recipes.

    It’s made with perfectly seasoned thick cream sauce with cucumber and red onions. That’s it, your simple and flavorful salad is ready.

    Get the Recipe @ natashaskitchen

    28. Tuna Salad with Avocado and Cucumbers

    This super healthy and yummy Tuna Salad with Avocado and Cucumbers has some serious flavors.

    Jazz up your simple salad with a few ingredients and spices that create the easiest salad ever. Even your kids can make this dazzling salad.

    Get the Recipe @ diethood

    29. Tabbouleh 

    This delicious Tabbouleh is loaded with tons of fresh ingredients and flavors with all the Meditterain fixings. It’s a great side dish made with bulgur wheat, and it goes amazing with your favorite middle eastern dishes. It’s a must-try recipe at home.

    Get the Recipe @ dinneratthezoo

    30. Greek Pita Pizzas

    Give your pizza a Mediterranian makeover with this spectacular Greek Pita Pizza recipe!

    The pizza has tasty hummus, fresh Greek salad, and feta cheese making this pita pizza irresistible. This a great way to give your favorite pizza a tasty new twist.

    Get the Recipe @ reciperunner

    31. Avocado Cucumber Shrimp Appetizers

    Avocado Cucumber Shrimp Appetizer is an elegant dish you can serve at your get togethers.

    This crave-worthy dish is made with Cajun shrimp and an avocado spread that is stacked on a fresh cucumber slice, making the perfect bit size deliciousness.

    Get the Recipe @ natashaskicthen

    32. Spa Detox Water Recipe

    This Spa Detox Water will definitely cleanse your body and soul.

    Simply add fresh citrusy fruits, cucumbers, and mint to the water, which adds nutritional benefits that will keep you hydrated, as well as give additional minerals and vitamins.

    Keep it chilled, and enjoy.

    Get the Recipe @ diethood

    33. Chicken Mango Cucumber Rice Bowl

    Experience an explosion of Thai-inspired flavors in this Chicken Mango Cucumber Rice Bowl.

    The tantalizing meal features a vibrant mango herb salad that will astonish your taste buds, all while showcasing a medley of sweet, spicy, and savory notes.

    With perfectly balanced ingredients, this delightful dish promises a fantastic, refreshing feast in the summertime.

    Get the Recipe @ halfbakedharvest

    34. Thai Chicken Larb

    Make a restaurant-quality appetizer at home with this outstanding Thai chicken Larb recipe!

    It’s a one-pan dish that is a healthy and light meal made with fresh ingredients. Serve with fresh lettuce leaves and make a totally satisfying dish.

    Get the Recipe @ lemonblossoms

    35.  Poke Bowl 

    We are ending this wonderful list of cucumber recipes with the best Poke Bowl! This recipe is like you are eating your favorite bowl in a classy restaurant.

    It’s loaded with simply the best quality ingredients that are flavorful and fresh, and the sauce makes this bowl just amazing.

    Get the Recipe @ therecipecritic

    So there you go, thirty five amazing cucumber recipes for you to try. They’re all so delicious! Which ones will make their way into your regular rotation?

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    35 BEST Cucumber Recipes

    This collection of easy Cucumber Recipes has a huge variety of ways to prepare your favorite refreshing green vegetable.


    • 1.5 cups Greek Yogurt
    • 1 large cucumber
    • 1 clove garlic, minced
    • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
    • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
    • 2 Tbsp fresh dill
    • 1 Tbsp fresh mint
    • Salt to taste


    1. Grate cucumbers into colander. Toss with 1/2 tsp salt, to extract water from cucumber. Let sit 10-15 minutes. Manually squeeze water out of grated cucumber.
    2. Combine all ingredients in bowl. Taste and adjust. Add extra salt, lemon juice, herbs or garlic to your taste.

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