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. Did you know that cooked cucumbers are also delicious? They can be cut into 1/2-inch strips, tossed with oil and a little salt, then roasted at 400F. I 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 sauteed cucumbers are also delicious. Prepare the cucumbers as directed above then give them a quick saute 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 27 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.
27 Cucumber Recipes to answer the question of what to do with cucumbers!
Cucumber pinwheels, or cucumber and cream cheese sandwich rolls, are always a huge hit, no matter where or when you serve them. Great for picnics, barbecues, school or work packed lunches, afternoon tea or even a light dinner!
German Cucumber Salad is a refreshing summer salad made with simple ingredients that are a staple in most kitchens! This recipe is easy to make, budget-friendly, and perfect for a potluck, family dinner, or summer cookout.
This easy Mexican street corn salad with cucumbers is made with frozen corn and cucumbers. It’s served cold with fresh cilantro and vegan parmesan cheese and spicy, canned jalapeños. The creamy dressing is naturally dairy free, but it can be made vegan with one simple swap.
Easy creamy cucumber salad recipe that’s perfect for barbecues or busy nights. Crisp vegetables soak in a sweet and tangy marinade then get tossed with sour cream and dill dressing. It’s a light summer salad to pair with your favorite protein.
Eat the rainbow when you dive into this Watermelon Feta Salad with Blueberries and Cucumbers! The most refreshing bite you’ll ever take, this easy side dish recipe is so simple to prepare and is always a hit at every meal.
Easy Green Cabbage Cucumber Salad is loaded with fresh green cabbage, crisp cucumbers and fresh herbs. It’s the perfect side dish for potlucks, parties and barbecue. Made with sunflower oil and vinegar, inexpensive and may just become your new favorite side dish.
These Moroccan chicken meatballs are going to become a new go-to! They’re easy to make, packed with so much good flavor thanks to Spice Tribe’s Moroccan spice blend, and they’re topped with a very exciting parsley yogurt sauce. It’s a dish that’s fresh in flavor and good for you, too.
Kristy Bernardo is the recipe creator behind The Wicked Noodle. She's a five-time cookbook author, has taught cooking classes to both kids and adults, and has been creating recipes for nationwide brands since 2009. She learned most of her cooking skills from her mom and grandmother, then honed those skills at boot camp at the Culinary Institute of America.