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25 Refreshing Cucumber Recipes for Every Meal

Welcome to the world of cucumber recipes, where these green gems transform meals from ordinary to extraordinary. Cucumbers are not just for salads anymore!

25 Refreshing Cucumber Recipes for Every Meal

In this collection, we’re excited to share a variety of ways to enjoy cucumbers, perfect for any time of day or occasion.

Get ready to dive into:

  • Crunchy cucumber appetizers to start your meals
  • Heartwarming cucumber soups for cozy nights
  • Refreshing cucumber salads, perfect for summer picnics
  • Hearty main dishes featuring cucumbers as the star
  • And even some unexpected cucumber surprises!

Whether you’re a cucumber lover or just looking to shake things up in the kitchen, these recipes are guaranteed to bring freshness and flavor to your table. So, grab your cucumbers, and let’s get cooking with these fantastic cucumber meals!

25 Refreshing Cucumber Recipes for Every Meal

1
Cucumber Sandwich with Cotija & Lime
Cucumber Sandwich with Cotija & Lime
This easy vegetarian cucumber sandwich is flavored with cotija cheese, lime and cilantro. Cotija cheese, a salty Mexican crumbling cheese, is similar in flavor and texture to feta cheese, which can be used as a substitute.
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2
Marinated Cucumber & Tomato Salad
Marinated Cucumber & Tomato Salad
This marinated salad is such a healthy way to enjoy those fresh summer veggies and can be easily customized.
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3
Watermelon, Cucumber & Feta Salad
Watermelon, Cucumber & Feta Salad
Here’s a healthy salad recipe to make at the height of summer when watermelon and cucumbers are at their juiciest and most flavorful. Feta adds the perfect creamy, salty, tangy edge, and mint makes this salad taste even brighter. This is one easy side salad you’ll want to serve at all your summer BBQs.
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4
Cucumber Sandwich
Cucumber Sandwich
This creamy, crunchy cucumber sandwich recipe strikes a lovely balance between decadent and light. Make this healthy sandwich for your next lunch.
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5
Cucumber Vinegar Salad
Cucumber Vinegar Salad
This cucumber vinegar salad has the perfect balance between sweet and sour flavors plus fresh dill. Serve it immediately or refrigerate it for later.
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6
Creamy Cucumber Soup
Creamy Cucumber Soup
In this silky cucumber soup, cucumbers are sautéed then pureed with avocado. Learn how to make this easy soup that can be served warm or cold.
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7
Cucumber Salad Sandwich
Cucumber Salad Sandwich
Flavor this creamy cucumber filling with your favorite fresh herbs, tangy feta cheese and lemon. Salting the cucumber then patting it dry removes some of the moisture from the cucumber so the filling doesn’t make the bread too soggy.
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8
Creamy Cucumber, Radish & Tomato Chopped Salad
Creamy Cucumber, Radish & Tomato Chopped Salad
A mix of cool, crunchy vegetables gives this healthy salad satisfying bite for a perfect potluck side.
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9
Loaded Cucumber & Avocado Sandwich
Loaded Cucumber & Avocado Sandwich
This loaded cucumber-and-avocado sandwich is filled with creamy avocado and crispy cucumbers. A mixture of ricotta and Cheddar cheeses adds flavor.
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10
Chile-Spiced Pork Tacos with Cucumber-Mango Salsa
Chile-Spiced Pork Tacos with Cucumber-Mango Salsa
These pork tacos get a nuanced flavor from the combo of ancho and chipotle chiles. Topping them with the bright cucumber and mango is a refreshing touch.
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11
Chile-Spiced Pork Tacos with Cucumber-Mango Salsa
Chile-Spiced Pork Tacos with Cucumber-Mango Salsa
These pork tacos get a nuanced flavor from the combo of ancho and chipotle chiles. Topping them with the bright cucumber and mango is a refreshing touch.
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12
Quick Cucumber Kimchi
Quick Cucumber Kimchi
This cucumber kimchi recipe gets its flavor from garlic, fish sauce and a hint of Korean chile powder. Make this side dish ahead of time to let the flavors absorb into the cucumbers.
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13
Cucumber, Tomato & Feta Salad with Balsamic Dressing
Cucumber, Tomato & Feta Salad with Balsamic Dressing
This Greek-inspired tomato salad is packed with fresh veggies and flavor boosting ingredients, like balsamic vinegar, kalamata olives and crumbled feta cheese.
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14
3-Ingredient Cucumber Boursin Wrap
3-Ingredient Cucumber Boursin Wrap
An easy lunch is only 3 ingredients away with this cucumber Boursin wrap. Boursin spreadable cheese is flavorful and functional as it holds the chopped cucumber in place as you roll up the wrap.
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15
Cucumber & Avocado Salad
Cucumber & Avocado Salad
This healthy cucumber-avocado salad takes just five minutes to prep. Lime juice and fresh herbs boost the bright flavors in this crunchy and creamy salad that’s a perfect side dish for grilled chicken, fish or steak. This recipe calls for an English cucumber, which doesn’t have to be peeled, but regular cucumbers work well too–just peel them before slicing.
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16
Chicken & Cucumber Lettuce Wraps with Peanut Sauce
Chicken & Cucumber Lettuce Wraps with Peanut Sauce
We love the crunch from sliced cucumber and jicama in these savory chicken lettuce wraps. Serve with the simple peanut sauce for an easy dinner recipe that will impress kids and adults alike.
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17
Grilled Chicken with Cucumber-Radish Salsa
Grilled Chicken with Cucumber-Radish Salsa
Fresh salsa dresses up grilled chicken–or any other meat for that matter–in this healthy chicken dinner recipe. Want an island vibe? Swap mango for the cucumber and lime juice for the rice vinegar.
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18
Pineapple & Cucumber Salad
Pineapple & Cucumber Salad
Enjoy this sweet, refreshing salad alongside grilled meat or fish to cut through the richness and refresh the palate. If you like a little heat, adding jalapeño will give you the kick you crave. While packs of prechopped pineapple are convenient, they’re almost always more expensive. When pineapple is in season, it’s best to buy fresh and chop it yourself. Look for a pineapple with a golden-yellow exterior, which is a good indicator of ripeness.
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19
Chopped Cucumber & Tomato Salad with Lemon
Chopped Cucumber & Tomato Salad with Lemon
It doesn’t get easier than a cucumber and tomato summer salad! Fresh cucumber and juicy ripe tomatoes are all you need to really make this salad shine. Marinating cucumbers and tomatoes in vinegar with a touch of lemon zest infuses the dish with tangy citrus flavor.
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20
Easy Refrigerator Pickles Recipe
Easy Refrigerator Pickles Recipe
Refrigerator pickles are easy to make, and there’s no need for kettle steamers, special jars, and vacuum-tight lids. Make an extra batch to top off grilled burgers, diced for fresh tartar sauce, as the perfect side to a simple sandwich or just a quick, tangy snack.
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21
Strawberry-Cucumber Juice
Strawberry-Cucumber Juice
This refreshing, healthy strawberry-cucumber juice is also made with an apple and carrots, making it taste like the farmers’ market in a glass. No juicer? No problem. See the juicing variation below to make this strawberry-cucumber juice recipe in a blender.
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22
Crunchy Thai Quinoa Salad (Healthy + Vegan) - The Simple Veganista
Crunchy Thai Quinoa Salad (Healthy + Vegan) – The Simple Veganista
Crunchy Thai Quinoa Salad with rainbow mix of veggies and tossed with creamy almond dressing is a quick + easy vegan lunch, dinner or meal prep!
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Banh Mi Cucumber Subs | Get Inspired Everyday!
Banh Mi Cucumber Subs | Get Inspired Everyday!
These Banh Mi Cucumber Subs can be made with either my Vietnamese Caramel Chicken or Saté Chicken, they’re the gluten free solution to my sub obsession!
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24
Cucumber Sandwiches
Cucumber Sandwiches
Cucumber Sandwiches are the perfect addition to your next tea party, bridal shower, or Mother’s Day brunch. Made with just a handful of ingredients, they’re simple, fresh, and so delicious! If you’ve ever been to
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25
Cucumber Noodle Salad with Shrimp
Cucumber Noodle Salad with Shrimp
When it’s too hot to cook, grab your Spiralizer and make this low-carb Cucumber Noodle Salad with Shrimp and Thai Flavors.
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