16 Cucumber Recipes that are sure to please

Summer cucumbers are here and I have a great list of 16 cucumber recipes that are sure to please today.

16 Cucumber Recipes that are sure to please

16 Cucumber Recipes

Confession: I didn’t like or eat cucumber until I was 24 years old.

Pregnancy is a funny thing when it comes to food likes and dislikes. Each pregnancy I have stopped liking something I did previously and also started liking something I didn’t. Things I stopped liking or eating include: peanut butter icing, cream cheese icing, pineapple as in ingredient in savory dishes (like on pizza or on a kabob), and cilantro in large quantities (so sad about this one). Things that I started liking that I didn’t used to eat: cucumbers, buffets, and nacho cheese. Isn’t that a funny list? And of course all of the foods have stories about the times that I decided I did and or did not like said item, but we’ll save those for another day.

I’m so glad that I added cucumbers to my list of new likes (I could probably due without liking nacho cheese and buffet-style restaurants, but it is what it is!). I eat them often now and even love them on tacos, sandwiches, and juiced. Yum!

I thought it would be fun to share a little cucumber love today in the form of some recipe inspiration. These all looked delicious and I thought you might like them too.

Should cucumbers be refrigerated?

Cucumbers will do better when stored at room temperature as opposed to the fridge. I’ve read that cucumbers are sensitive to temperatures under 50 degrees.

Why does my cucumber feel waxy?

A lot of grocery stores coat fresh vegetables with an edible wax that helps keep the vegetable fresh during transport and while it is waiting to be purchased in the store. 

Cucumber Rolls with Creamy Avocado Spread from Pure Ella

16 Cucumber Recipes that are sure to please

Cucumber Boats from Susie Freaking Homemaker

16 Cucumber Recipes that are sure to please

Quick Pickled Cucumbers (Grandma’s Refrigerator Pickles) from Bless this Mess

refrigerator pickles that are quick and easy

Watermelon Cucumber Popsicles from The Comfort of Cooking

16 Cucumber Recipes that are sure to please

Tomato Cucumber Pasta Salad with Avocado from Five Heart Home


Cucumber Ranch Turkey Wraps from Taste and Tell


Cucumber Sandwiches from Bless this Mess

16 Cucumber Recipes that are sure to please

Pineapple Cucumber Salad from Mom on Timeout


Cucumber Lemon Water from The Taylor House

16 Cucumber Recipes that are sure to please

Mexican Cucumbers with Chile and Lime from Spice Foodie

16 Cucumber Recipes that are sure to please

Creamy Cucumber Dressing from Chef In Training

16 Cucumber Recipes that are sure to please

Cucumber and Radish Salad from Bon Appetit

16 Cucumber Recipes that are sure to please

Cucumber Cups Stuffed with Spicy Crab from Domestic Fits

16 Cucumber Recipes that are sure to please

 Herbed Cucumber and Tomato Salad from Wholefully

16 Cucumber Recipes that are sure to please

Strawberry Cucumber Salad from Cafe Johnsonia

16 Cucumber Recipes that are sure to please

Lime, Cucumber, Watermelon Kabobs from Sweet Treats and More

16 Cucumber Recipes that are sure to please

Gryros with Greek Chicken, Tzatziki, and Homemade Greek Pita Flatbread from Cooking Classy

16 Cucumber Recipes that are sure to please


A few more recipes featuring cucumbers:

Do you love cucumbers too? And has pregnancy every changed the things that you will or won’t eat?!

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This is one of the fascinating posts. Thanks for sharing.


I don’t care for cucumbers. I didn’t like eggs that much until pregnancy #3 & now I love scrambled eggs.

Randomly Fascinated

Pregnancy aversions and cravings can be crazy. With my first I became completely unable to think about eating at Texas Roadhouse. I still don’t like the idea but I have eaten there once (2 years later for a family event) and it was great, but the idea is still there :). When I am pregnant I can’t keep pickles in the house because I will eat them all in one sitting. And Cheetos are another craving of mine. With my second the first pregnancy symptom I noticed was a crazy craving for Cheetos. I ate a whole bag in one day, and when I wasn’t eating them I was daydreaming about eating them.

Beth ~ Gneiss Spice

Those cucumber boats are so much fun! We’ve been swimming in cucumbers, so these ideas are great. Pregnancy made me….loose my sweet tooth (don’t worry, it’s back now). That was shocking to me!!!


Oh… but I love cucumbers. I like them in cream cheese sandwiches… 🙂


Caramel… it gives me a headache now and I used to eat it all the time… twix, caramel sundaes, you name it. Thanks to my first, I can no longer eat it. I guess my hips thank him…

katie w

I am so happy that my kids LOVE cucumbers, seriously one of my favorite veggies. I love to eat them just with salt, but my favorite way to eat them is chopped up with tomatoes and onions (maybe a bit of cilantro if it is on hand), sprinkle with lemon juice and salt. So tasty! We had this almost every day during the summer growing up because of our crazy huge garden. Add it to beans, to grilled chicken, or by itself.

I didn’t like hamburgers until my second pregnancy, then I craved them all the time. I still don’t like a big burger, but a small one fully loaded with toppings? Delicious! Also I used to have a fave granola recipe…until my last pregnancy. So sad that I feel nauseous whenever I eat it now!


Greek food is off my list, gag! Thanks kid #2! Everything else has come back to be good again.

I like cucumbers, but I don’t love them. Mostly because one will be delicious and the next will be disgusting. 🙂

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