6 Incredible Things You Can Do With a Cucumber

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cucumbersAhh, cucumbers: So cool and refreshing, so sweet for a vegetable, so loaded with vitamins C and A. I can't seem to get enough of them this summer! Most of the time I'll just slice a chilled 'cuke and toss it with mint leaves, olive oil, and a little salt for a quick salad. And I love making these super-easy refrigerator pickles.

But I need some new cucumber ideas! I've been looking around and have found so many tasty recipes I can't wait to go grocery shopping again. Here are six of my favorite cucumber ideas.

Cucumber gazpacho. Cucumbers are one of the main ingredients in tomato gazpacho, but a restaurant in Brooklyn is serving a gazpacho that's all about the 'cuke. Here's a recipe for avocado and cucumber gazpacho, and another cucumber gazpacho recipe that's closer to the original.

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Cucumber sandwiches. Tea party anyone? I mean the English kind, not the political kind. How about an honest-to-goodness, traditional, English cucumber tea sandwich? Here are a few versions of cucumber sandwich recipes

Spicy cucumber salad. How about something hot and spicy to off-set the coolness of cucumbers? This cucumber salad recipe is for you adventurous eaters. And for that matter, Food52 has a zillion other cucumber recipes that look fantastic.

Cucumber melon salad. Something sweet instead of spicy? How about a melon and cucumber salad with mint vinaigrette.

Cold sesame noodles. Cucumbers are a must-have for this cool Asian noodle dish. Here's a recipe for cold sesame noodles with peanut butter.

Greek salad cucumber bites. These are so cute! Take the classic Greek salad and turn it into this easy little appetizer

What's your favorite way to have cucumbers?


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craft... craftycatVT

I'm sorry, but I had to giggle at the title of this article.

cmjaz cmjaz

Its also good for acne. You have to get the juice out of it and apply to your face with a cotton ball

MIA0223 MIA0223

Cucumber cut up with crushed garlic and mint in yogurt over rice!!!

Rhond... RhondaVeggie

Most pornographic blog title ever.

Waag Waag

The title definetly made my mind go to the gutter. Lol

GlowW... GlowWorm889

I'm with everyone else. That title just sounds so wrong. XD

Personally, I love cucumbers in vinegar in the summer time. Yum!

Mary Cimino

I put a cut up cucumber in a pitcher of ice water and let it set for about thirty minutes in the fridge. It gives it a slight flavor and you can eat the cold slices after you dring it all :)

fleur... fleurdelys3110

Hahaha I'm glad I wasn't the only one who thought something dirty when I read this title!

nonmember avatar ElizabethQ

Glad to see that you like my post on Cold Sesame Noodles with Peanut Butter! Thanks for the link back.Cheers!

Badge83 Badge83

I had to giggle at the title- I just couldn't take the high road. My only contribution is I enjoy ice cold cucumber water. :)

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