Beat the Heat: 12 Cool Cucumber Recipes

By Nisa Burns Cochran

cucumber onion salad | @Kitchenability

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 that I wanted to share:

Couscous Salad with Cucumber, Red Onion & Herbs (The Kitchn)

Cucumber Gazpacho with Spiced Croutons (Zaika Zabardast)

Lentil and Cucumber Salad (Herbivoracious)

Quinoa Greek Salad Recipe with Tomatoes, Cucumber & Feta (Cookin’ Canuck)

Cucumber Honeydew Salad with Feta (Two Peas & Their Pod)

Lemony Orzo Pasta Salad with Cucumber and Feta (Fork Knife Swoon)

Proscuitto, Sour Cream & Feta Stuffed Cucumbers (White On Rice Couple)

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

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