Cucumbers

Before we start talking cucumber here, CONGRATULATIONS TO TOM AND KATIE ON THE BIRTH OF THEIR BABY BOY, LELAND WEST!!!

Who doesn’t love some good homemade pickles? Try this recipe for Small-Batch Refrigerator Dill Pickles. Want your pickles to be ready quicker? Try this 2 hour Fast Homemade Pickles recipe.  While we are on preserving cukes, here’s a fabulous Tangy Dill Pickle Relish recipe. If you’re a kimchi fan, try this version using cucumbers.

Often when cucumbers, peppers, and tomatoes come in season I think of my Greek recipes! Make a batch of falafels and pair them with the following sides:

Cucumber Tabbouleh

Cucumber Tomato Greek Salad

Tzatziki: I like using the whole fat greek yogurt for this recipe. Sometimes I give it a squirt of fresh lemon juice. This sauce goes great over grilled vegetables, fish, salmon, or chicken.

My all time favorite preparation for cucumbers is Grilled Cucumbers with Feta over Salmon. I tried this recipe for the blog last year and still can’t get enough of it this season!

For all you smoothie fans out there, cucumbers make excellent additions to your liquid meal. Try this one with kale or this one with berries.

Hollow out cucumber chunks and fill with whatever sounds good…the possibilities are endless!…Try chicken salad, egg salad, tuna salad, garden veggie cream cheese spread, hummus, pesto….

Slice cucumbers thin, roll and stuff. The stuffing can be anything you want! Try feta, olives, roasted red peppers and pine nuts OR sushi rice and avocado OR cream cheese spread and matchstick carrots…..

English Cucumber Tea Sandwiches are fun to make and eat.

Here’s a refreshing soup recipe for Cucumber Gazpacho.

 

Twist up your usual salsa recipe and try this Cucumber Salsa.

There are endless recipes out there for cucumber salads:

Cucumber Melon Salad

Cucumber, Red Onion, and Dill Salad

Creamy Cucumber Salad

Japanese Cucumber Salad

Korean Cucumber Salad

Thai Cucumber Salad

Just not a cucumber fan? Try making this Cucumber Bread or Cucumber Cake.

One more recipe: Savory Dill Cucumber Muffins. YUM!

For more cucumber inspiration, check out the Groundswell Cooking Cucumber Pinterest Board!!!

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