45+ EASY Cucumber Recipes (How to Use Cucumbers)

Cucumbers are a versatile and nutritious vegetable that often plays a supporting role in recipes. However, they have an amazing crunch and refreshing flavor. Here are 45+ delicious cucumber recipes to spotlight this refreshing veggie.

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Cool, crisp, and refreshing, cucumbers are perfect for creating light and flavorful dishes, especially during the hot summer months.

Whether you’re looking to add a refreshing element to your salads, create a chilled soup, or even whip up a unique beverage, cucumbers have got you covered.

In this post, we’ll dive into the world of cucumber recipes, showcasing the endless possibilities and tantalizing flavors that this humble vegetable can bring to your table.

Prepare to be inspired and amazed as we explore the realm of delicious cucumber-based creations.

Check out this post on my favorite 15+ types of cucumbers to cook with too!

The BEST Recipes that Use Cucumbers

Overhead close up of prepared pickles in weck jar with dill sprigs and red pepper slices.
These ​​Quick Pickled Cucumbers are ready to eat in 1 hour! There’s no canning required and they stay crisp for months.
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This copycat Din Tai Fung Cucumber Salad is bursting with flavor. Beautifully marinated cucumbers drizzled in chili oil is an outstanding vegetarian appetizer you can enjoy for any special occasion!
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Overhead shot of Thai Cucumber Salad in green bowl with spoon next to bunch of cilantro.
This Thai Cucumber Salad with Peanuts is crunchy, sweet & tangy. It's a refreshing salad that can be made ahead of time and is perfect for the warm summer months.
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Overhead shot of bowl of cold cucumber soup.
Enjoy this cold Cucumber Soup as a refreshing summer appetizer or side dish. Made with garlic, jalapeno, yogurt, and olive oil, this easy recipe blends up in seconds and has playful and savory flavors.
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Serving spoon in bowl of tomato cucumber salad.
This Tomato Cucumber Salad features fresh cucumbers, juicy tomatoes, and crisp red onion. Dressed in a tangy homemade red wine vinaigrette, every bite is bursting with refreshing Mediterranean flavors!
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Cucumber Salad with Toasted Rice Powder - This Asian-inspired salad is tangy, crunchy and refreshing, not to mention, EASY to make!| platingsandpairings.com
This Asian Cucumber Salad with Toasted Rice Powder is ideal for summer – Light, tangy, refreshing and crunchy. Perfect for picnics and outdoor barbecues!
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This creamy cucumber salad recipe will be a staple at all of your summer gatherings and BBQs. It’s zesty and refreshing and has the best homemade dressing!
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Summertime means watermelon all the time. While it is a perfectly wonderful treat when consumed on it’s own, we think adding it to a salad might be our new favorite use for this sweet summer melon.
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Keeping things fun with this Spicy Cucumber Margarita…uses few ingredients, is a touch sweet, a little bit spicy, and so refreshing…perfect for spring!
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Cool and crisp, cucumber sandwiches are the perfect summer appetizer! Each sandwich is lined with a creamy lemon herb spread for a pop of zesty flavor. You’ll love them!
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Sushi lover summer edition! These cucumber sushi rolls took a summery spin on traditional sushi and are extra crunchy, refreshing, and fun!
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Asian Sesame Cucumber Salad — It's not just any ol’ cucumber salad — spiralized, noodly, sweet and tangy sesame vinaigrette cucumber salad.
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This cold summer soup recipe is not only very easy to make, but it’s so refreshing and good for you too! Easy, simple, and delicious!
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Some of the best pleasures in life are the simple ones, like this refreshing and light Thai Cucumber Salad. It comes together in less than 5 minutes.
Get the RECIPE from Olivia’s Cuisine
This cucumber lemonade recipe is only 4 ingredients and incredibly refreshing for Summer entertaining! Serve chilled with some fresh mint!
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Cucumber Salsa – A quick, healthy and refreshing salsa… perfect for snacking or served with fish tacos!
Get the RECIPE from The Blond Cook
This spinach cucumber smoothie is refreshing and light with a tropical flair! Sweet pineapple, crisp cucumber, and nutrient-packed spinach make a delicious and healthy breakfast.
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This cucumber lemon granita is easy to make and refreshing. In this sweet icy treat, the sharp lemon and cool cucumber pair beautifully.
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This sweet Lemon Cucumber Cake is made with fresh cucumbers and zesty lemon. Enjoy the unique fresh flavors of summer in layer cake form.
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A refreshing and invigorating way to cool down this summer. This 3-ingredient cucumber sorbet is a definite summer staple!
Get the RECIPE from The Little Epicurean
The ultimate refreshing treat! These homemade cucumber popsicles are made with fresh cucumbers, kiwi, and lime juice for a super tasty dessert or snack.
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Cool down with this refreshing cucumber lime cocktail – Cool as a Cucumber! This one is definitely a summer sipper.
Get the RECIPE from Taryn’s Tasting Table
These shrimp appetizers have plump juicy cajun shrimp over creamy avocado on a crisp slice of cucumber. These shrimp cucumber bites are a delicious mouthful!
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A quick and nutritious vegetarian lunch, these tasty pitas are stuffed with fresh veggies, seasoned chickpea mash, and a tangy yogurt sauce.
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This Green Juice Recipe is packed with kale, cucumbers, celery, lemon, ginger, & apples! Loaded with fruits & veggies, this juice is healthy & delicious!
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This Cucumber-Edamame Salad with Sesame-Ginger Dressing is fresh, flavorful, and filling. It’s also make-ahead friendly and perfect for weekday meals.
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Asian Spicy Cucumber Salad. A crispy, refreshing and spicy cucumber salad. A savoury and sweet crunchy cucumber dish that is easy to make.
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These amazing, homemade Fresh Spring Rolls are healthy, easy to make, and are packed full of fresh vegetables like cucumbers. Serve with peanut sauce!
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Cucumber Canapés with Whipped Feta, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, and Basil-a simple appetizer that is perfect for any holiday party.
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Easy cucumber wraps made in less than 15 minutes. A delicious cucumber appetizer with dill and cream cheese or rolled sandwich perfect for packed lunches.
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Smoked salmon cucumber rolls are refreshing appetizer bites, perfect for any occasion. Cream cheese and salmon are wrapped in slices of cucumber and seasoned to taste.
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Cucumber Fritters
Cucumber fritters are breakfast pancakes made using cucumber, ricotta cheese and gram flour. These are soft inside and crispy on the outside.
Get the RECIPE from MAD About Kitchen
This cucumber caprese bruschetta is a bright and flavorful summer appetizer with cucumber, cherry tomatoes, basil and mozzarella served on toasted baguette.
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Cucumber Radish salad is a colorful vegetable salad loaded with cucumber, radish, celery, fresh herbs and dressed in a simple vinaigrette.
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Light and refreshing, this shaved cucumber lemon herb labneh toast is ideal summer fare for those times when you just don’t feel like cooking
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This Cucumber Dill Quinoa Salad with Chickpeas and Arugula has it all. With the addition of feta and chickpeas, it’s a fresh but hearty salad.
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This fresh and simple vegetarian sandwich is made with cucumber, avocado, lettuce, sprouts, and herbed goat cheese. It is great for lunch or dinner.
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With just the right amounts of spice and umami flavor, this Quick Cucumber Kimchi is an easy tangy, crunchy side dish. This spicy cucumber salad can be enjoyed in so many ways!
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How to make Fermented Pickles! A simple recipe for making crunchy, tangy, “Manhattan-style” Garlic Dill pickles with only 20 minutes of hands-on time!
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An easy and refreshing watermelon cucumber lemonade drink recipe that will cool you down on those hot summer days!
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This simple Greek Salad is made with fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion, kalamata olives, feta cheese, and all tossed with a homemade tangy Greek dressing.
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These gorgeous cucumber appetizers are topped with a flavour-packed avocado and goat cheese mixture. The perfect healthy little bites for entertaining!
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Easy and healthy cucumber boats filled with a fresh chickpea salad made with dill, garlic, lemon, and olive oil.
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This super easy smoked salmon appetizer is as tasty as it is pretty. Mini cucumber rounds are topped with smoked salmon and lemon dill cream cheese.
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This no cook Cucumber Gazpacho is cool, creamy, and refreshing on hot summer days! It features summer tomatoes, sweet peaches, garlic, and lots of fresh basil and mint.
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This mango cucumber salad is quick and easy to make and is full of fresh, and delicious flavours. It tastes just like summer in a bowl.
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45+ BEST Cucumber Recipes

Here are 45+ delicious cucumber recipes to spotlight this refreshing veggie. Try this Tomato Cucumber Salad features fresh cucumbers, juicy tomatoes, and crisp red onion. Dressed in a tangy homemade red wine vinaigrette, every bite is bursting with refreshing flavors!
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6 people




  • Halve the cucumber and scoop out the seeds with a spoon. Slice the cucumber into ¼ inch thick half moons.
  • Place the cucumber, tomatoes, red onion and parsley in a large bowl.
  • For the vinaigrette, whisk together the olive oil, vinegar, garlic, oregano, mustard, salt and pepper in a small bowl.
  • Pour the vinaigrette over the vegetables. Set aside for 30 minutes to allow the flavors to blend. Serve at room temperature.
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Calories: 135kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Sodium: 404mg | Potassium: 271mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 495IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg

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