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What to do with Cucumbers | Cucumber Recipes

Everyone, at one time or another, struggles with that age old question of what to do for dinner. You check the fridge, scan the pantry but still come up blank. At our house, we have cucumbers in our refrigerator at all times. We enjoy them as a quick snack, I add them to my margaritas, and dice them for salads.

But there’s so much more to do with cucumbers than just enjoying them as a snack or tossing them in a salad.

How to Cook Cucumbers

Did you know that cooked cucumbers are also delicious? While there are many ways to cook cucumbers here is a quick and easy way.

  1. Preheat over to 400°F.
  2. Cut into 1/2-inch strips.
  3. Tossed with oil and a little salt and roast in the oven.
  4. Check them after 10 minutes as they’ll still have some crunch to them at this point, but they can be cooked longer depending on your preference.

Quickly sautéed cucumbers are also delicious. Prepare the cucumbers as directed above then give them a quick sauté over medium-high heat. Add a little onion and garlic for a delicious cooked cucumber side dish.

If those options for cooked cucumbers don’t suit you, here are many more delicious answers to the question “what to do with cucumbers?” for the last time. You’ll find cucumber recipes for everything from appetizers to cocktails! Be sure to pin your favorites so you’ll have them whenever you have a surplus of cucumbers.

Quick & Easy Cucumber Ideas

  • Seasoned Cucumbers: Enjoy a flavorful and healthy snack by adding a little seasoning such as salt, pepper, lime or lemon juice, Tajín, Takis power, fresh dill or dill weed, chili flakes, mint, soy sauce, honey, garlic, or balsamic vinegar.
  • Cucumber Dippers: Cucumber are perfect for dipping in sauces and dips such as hummus, greek yogurt, baba ganoush, sour cream and chive, ranch or blue cheese dressing, peanut butter, salsa, guacamole, pico de gallo, buffalo sauce, cottage cheese or mustard.
  • Dips: Make a dip with cucumbers such as tzatziki sauce, hummus, Romesco sauce, yogurt dip, sour cream dip or veggie dip.
  • Smoothies: Blend into a smoothie.
  • Bagel and cream cheese: Easily elevate your breakfast with cucumber slices on top of a bagel and cream cheese.
  • Cucumber water & cocktails: Flavor your water or favorite cocktail with an infusion of sliced cucumbers.
  • Pickles: Making homemade pickles is extremely easy and delicious.
  • Salads & sandwiches: Cucumbers add a refreshing crunch to sandwiches and salads.
  • Crackers & chips: Place them on crackers or chips and add other toppings such as spreads, cheese and meats.
  • Dog treats: Feed the cucumbers to your dog for a safe, low calorie, sodium and fat-free crunchy treat.
  • Healthcare: Cucumbers have many uses beyond eating them including using them as cooling eye pads, facials masks and for sunburn relief.

27 Cucumber Recipes

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