Summer is the time for anything cool and refreshing. And that’s where these cucumber recipes will come in handy!
Cucumbers add a satisfying crunch to any meal. But they’re also high in potassium, magnesium and vitamins B, K and C. Don’t you love when something you enjoy is also healthy?
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And while it’s easy to slice a cucumber and dip it in hummus or dressing, there are other unique ways to use this vegetable in dishes that may surprise you!
Below, I share some tasty cucumber recipes to make at home. Let me know which one looks the best!
Cucumber Tea Sandwiches
These cucumber tea sandwiches are a classic. You’ve probably seen (or tried!) them before. But because they’re a classic, you can’t go wrong with making them!
I love how easy these tea sandwiches are to make. All you need to do is whip up the spread and layer it with cucumbers and bread.
Oh, and if you want to make sure your sandwiches don’t get soggy, salt and pat your cucumbers first!
Find the recipe HERE.
Honeydew Cucumber Slushie
There’s never a time when a slushie on a hot day doesn’t sound good. And this slushie recipe from Bon Appétit sounds incredible.
Since all you have to do is add the ingredients to a blender, this recipe only really requires one step.
Plus, you can make it ahead of time, frozen and reblended for a super refreshing drink.
HERE is the recipe.
Cottage Cheese Breakfast Bowl
Some people don’t like the texture of cottage cheese, but if you enjoy it, you’ll have to check out this breakfast bow.
Since it has a cottage cheese base, it’s super high in protein — meaning it will keep you full throughout the day!
The savory version includes our star ingredient cucumber. But the curator also shares a sweet version if you’re more of a sweet breakfast person.
Find the breakfast bowl HERE.
Chicken Cucumber Pitas
Pita bread is super versatile. And by the look of these chicken cucumber pitas, they’re put to good use in this recipe!
You’ll find ingredients like diced chicken, olives, red pepper, cheddar cheese and more in the filling. And if you ask me, you can’t go wrong with any of those ingredients.
It looks super creamy and it would make a unique and fun party food (kind of like a taco bar!).
HERE is the recipe.
Chicken with Peach-Cucumber Salsa
Sticking with the chicken theme, take a look at this recipe featuring a delicious peach-cucumber salsa.
To make the salsa, the recipe calls for peach preserves. But I think the peach pepper jam from Southern Roots Sisters would be just incredible in this salsa!
What do you think?
Click HERE to see the recipe.
Watermelon and Cucumber Salad
Both watermelon and cucumber are primarily made of water. So, why not combine them to make a delicious salad?
This salad is super crunchy and it gets a burst of flavor from feta cheese crumbles, fresh basil and lemon.
But you can also mix it up by using different herbs or toppings like mint, oregano, olive oil or fresh ground pepper!
Find the salad recipe HERE.
Smoked Salmon Cucumber Roll-Ups
Okay… can you say cute?? These pinwheels are adorable. But they look super delicious too.
If you enjoy a bagel with lox, you’ll probably enjoy these roll-ups too. They’re low-carb and if you use low-fat cream cheese, they’re lower in fat too.
Want to try them? HERE is the recipe.
Tell me… which one will you try first? No matter what you choose, it’s sure to be refreshing.
I think I’ll make the chicken with peach-cucumber salsa first… off to the store!
From my kitchen to yours,