Beat the Heat: 10 Cool Cucumber Recipes
In the heat of August, there’s just something about a cool and refreshing cucumber that really hits the spot.
One trick I love is to slice up half a cucumber and toss the rounds into an ice-cold pitcher of water. If you’ve ever been to a spa, this recipe will sound familiar. It’s a fun way to add a little flavor to all of that water you should be drinking on a hot day to stay hydrated. If you’re hosting a summertime gathering, your guests will love it!
I also like making this simple Cucumber and Onion Salad on a hot day. It has only four ingredients, so it’s super easy to throw together for a quick snack.
Or, if you’re having people over for lunch, a baby shower or a nice afternoon gathering, my Cucumber Tea Sandwiches are always a hit!
What are some of your favorite cucumber recipes? I’d love to hear about them!
Here are some other cool cucumber recipes I found on some of my favorite food blogs:
Couscous Salad with Cucumber, Red Onion & Herbs (The Kitchn)
Cucumber Raspberry Pops (Dessert for Two)
Cucumber Gazpacho with Spiced Croutons (Zaika Zabardast)
Lentil and Cucumber Salad (Herbivoracious)
Cucumber Honeydew Salad with Feta (Two Peas & Their Pod)
Strawberry Cucumber Smoothie (Joy the Baker)
Dilly Cucumber Dip (Spoonful)
Don’t all of these recipes sound amazing?! Buy some cucumbers and get creative this summer!
Photo: Nisa Burns Cochran