Summer Recipes That Spotlight Cucumbers

cucumber recipes

When thinking of summer vegetables, squash and zucchini are probably at the top of the list. But, cucumbers are abundant too and we think they deserve the same spotlight. While they are technically a fruit, for cooking many consider them and treat them like a veggie. From a classic cucumber, tomato, and onion salad to sandwiches and cocktails, cucumbers are for more than a garden salad. If you have too many cukes in the kitchen, this summer, make one of these 10 recipes that spotlight cucumbers.

Marinated Cucumbers, Onions, and Tomatoes

Marinated Cucumbers, Onions, and Tomatoes

"I grew up marinating cucumbers, onions, and tomatoes every summer as a side dish. Always a great side to a summertime meal." - Angie
Cool Cucumber Sandwiches

Cool Cucumber Sandwiches

"These are great sandwiches for picnics or for a cool summer brunch. You can make these with tuna or chicken if you want. I ate lunch at a restaurant called The Mustard Seed. They had great tuna sandwiches with grapes in them. I loved it, so I came home and added my favorite ingredients to make it just perfect!" - Michelle
Spicy Tuna and Avocado Cucumber Sushi Bites

Spicy Tuna and Avocado Cucumber Sushi Bites

"Light and healthy spicy tuna ‘sushi’ with seasoned tuna on cucumber slices along with cool and creamy avocado!" - Kevin
Pami's Chunky Chopped Salad

Pami's Chunky Chopped Salad

"Packed with garden veggies, it's light and refreshing. We love the tanginess of the rice wine and apple cider vinegar with the lemon juice. Little bits of creamy Feta and the combination of herbs add tons of flavor and take this simple salad over the top." - The Kitchen Crew
Cucumber & Hummus Toast

Cucumber & Hummus Toast

"We are a savory breakfast kind of family, and this one is loaded with whole grains, vegan protein, greens, and vegetables. It’s super-easy to make because you don't even have to turn on the stove or oven -- it's a true breakfast (or snack) of champions!" - Shikha
Sweet & Spicy Cucumber Salad

Sweet & Spicy Cucumber Salad

"I started making these for cookouts. By request, I now make them year-round. Some people prefer them crispy (short marinade period). After a couple of days, they're more akin to pickles (great on burgers)." - Rhea
Gin Spiked Cucumber Lemonade

Gin Spiked Cucumber Lemonade

"Gin Spiked Cucumber Lemonade is the easiest and delicious boozy recipe to bring to a party. It takes minutes to put together for a deliciously summery cocktail!" - Paula
Cool & Tangy Marinated Cucumbers

Cool & Tangy Marinated Cucumbers

"My Grandma always used to make these and they're awesome. I could never find the recipe that had just the right amount of each ingredient. Through a lot of years of trial and error, I finally found the formula!" - Amy
Avocado Cucumber Gazpacho

Avocado Cucumber Gazpacho

"I am all about recipes with avocados these days -- they're incredibly nutritious, high in potassium, low in sugar, loaded with heart-healthy monounsaturated fatty acids and fiber, and all over local supermarkets in the summer. With the weather getting hotter I like my soup colder, like gazpacho, which is traditionally made with tomatoes but I updated this Spanish-style soup to include avocados and cucumbers instead." - Shikha
Cucumber & Tomato Salad

Cucumber & Tomato Salad

"Perfect salad for cookouts and summer meals. Put that veggie and herb garden to work!!!" - Lorene