Less time in the kitchen means more time doing what you want to do – and these cucumber recipes definitely mean less time in the kitchen. They are quick to prepare, sooo yummy, and nutritious too! Enjoy these 18 cucumber recipes…
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1. Cashew Tuna Salad Cucumber Bites
Tasty Cashew Tuna Salad Cucumber Bites make for the perfect Whole30-friendly lunch (or snack) and are made in just 10 minutes!
2. German Cucumber Salad
This German Cucumber Salad is budget-friendly, easy to make, and perfect for a family dinner, party, or potluck. Cucumber salad (called Gurkensalat in German) is very popular in Germany and is often served as a side dish with meat or fish.
3. Pineapple Cucumber Salad
This perfectly refreshing Pineapple Cucumber Salad is wonderfully easy to make and simply delicious! Great for summer BBQs, parties, potlucks and more!
4. Strawberry Lime Cucumber Mint Water
Jazz up your daily hydration with this infused water. Strawberries add a little sweetness, while cucumber, mint, and lime make the water taste so refreshing and bright!
5. Sweet & Sour Asian Cucumbers
These tangy and oh-so-simple-to-make sweet and sour Asian cucumbers take only about 5 minutes to make and are one of our favorite pickle snacks. They’re also oh so good served as a cooling side or a crunchy, puckery salad all on their own.
6. Creamy Cucumber Salad
With garden fresh cucumbers, onions, and sour cream, this Creamy Cucumber Salad is a cool, refreshing summer salad great for cookouts or light dinners.
7. Smoked Salmon Cucumber Bites
This smoked salmon platter of cucumber bites is the perfect app for any occasion. Can’t go wrong with this easy smoked salmon appetizer recipe!
8. Cucumber Quinoa Salad
This Cucumber Quinoa Salad is easy to make ahead of time, naturally gluten-free, and full of fresh, feel-good flavors that everyone will love!
9. Thai Cucumber Salad
This salad is one of the very first recipes I ever posted on Budget Bytes. Like, way back when I was still taking photos with my pre-smart-phone era phone. Yikes! Because this Thai Cucumber Salad is still one of my favorite dishes and my favorite way to use up all those delicious and inexpensive cucumbers every time they’re in season, I had to repost it and give it the proper attention it needs.
10. Sweet & Tangy Japanese Cucumber Salad
Japanese Cucumber Salad or Sunomono Salad is a crunchy, sweet, and tangy Asian salad requiring only a few simple ingredients. It is great as an appetizer or a side dish!
11. Spicy Thai Cucumber Salad
This spicy Thai cucumber salad has a classic Asian flavor, with a touch of sweetness and a hint of spiciness. I love Thai food, but I don’t usually know where to start when it comes to getting those amazing flavors. This recipe uses simple ingredients that you should be able to find on the shelves at your regular grocery store. It’s not overpoweringly spicy, just enough to give it a small kick and to take things up a notch! It tastes amazing and totally reminds me of the food served at my favorite Thai restaurant!
12. Cucumber Sandwiches
1 slice of cheese and meat makes about 4 “sandwiches” you can spear them with a jazzy food pick for parties. For ease of assembly, the day of a party (great weight loss friendly appetizers) or for a quickly made lunch during the week pre-cut the cucumbers the night before and place in a Ziploc baggie in the fridge.
13. Creamy Cucumber & Tomato Salad
I was given charge over babysitting all 30-something tomato plants this spring while my parents were on a two-week vacation. I didn’t realize how important the tomatoes were until I almost killed the lot of them. Ok, it wasn’t me, it was a very gusty wind!
14. Mexican Street Corn & Cucumber Salad
Have you seen the recipes for Mexican street corn on Pinterest? It’s one of the many things I drool over when I’m pinning, but I’ve never made it. I’m not sure why, but it seems really intimidating – even though it shouldn’t be. So I decided to make a salad instead.
15. Avocado Cucumber Egg Salad
This Avocado Cucumber Egg Salad is a wonderful version of a classic egg salad. Everything is made better with avocado and in this case, there is creaminess from avocado and a little crunch from cucumber added to this delicious egg salad.
16. Cucumber Greek Salad
This Cucumber Greek Salad makes a great side dish to serve at almost any meal, and especially at summer barbecues. When there’s lots of yummy desserts and other heavy dishes to chow down on, sometimes I like to prepare a healthier alternative.
17. Tangy Cucumber Salad
When you crave a light side dish that won’t weigh down the rest of your dinner but still has enough punch to stand out on its own, make this salad. Quick-pickling the cucumbers with cider vinegar and a little sugar gives them the vibrancy they’re all too often missing. Tossed with nothing more than a little olive oil, salt, pepper, and lots of chopped fresh chives, the cucumber slices transform into a simple salad that’s the perfect counterpart for grilled meat or fish.
18. Tuna Salad Cucumber Boats
Made with Greek yogurt and fresh cucumbers, this dish is the perfect lightened up version of the classic tuna sandwich. Packed with nutrition, this tasty lunch will also serve you with a hearty dose of heart-healthy omega-3’s and protein along with a wide variety of vitamins and minerals.