27 Super-Cool Ways To Eat Cucumbers

Late summer = PEAK CUKE. Get creative.

1. Tomato, Cucumber, & Feta Salad

Judy Heinrich /

These guys make a true dream team. Get the recipe.

ID: 3570335

2. Cucumber & Mint Sorbet

It is HIGH TIME cucumbers were nominated for excellence in the dessert category. Get the recipe.

ID: 3588205

3. Whole Wheat Pasta With Tofu & Cucumbers

Sara Forte /

This makes a really great Meatless Monday dinner. Get the recipe.

ID: 3570436

4. Scandi Toast

Christina Holmes /

Less of a recipe than an idea, but: Spread butter on (dark rye) bread. Add smoked fish, thinly sliced cukes, and maybe a little dill.

ID: 3570497

5. Cucumber Mojito

Rachel Carr /

Quick, get drunk on these before summer’s over! Get the recipe.

ID: 3570311

6. Quinoa Salad with Edamame, Cucumber, & Avocado

Maria & Josh Lichty /

Or, How to Feel Very Smug About Your Healthy Eating Choices. Get the recipe.

ID: 3570676

7. Chilled Cucumber Soup With Soba Noodles

Maria del Mar Sacasa /

Clean, simple, and classy. Get the recipe.

ID: 3570520

8. Cucumber-Lime Paletas

Christopher Testani /

Cucumber is already the most popsiclesque of vegetables, so this makes sense. Get the recipe.

ID: 3570439

9. Sesame-Ginger Cucumber Noodles With Mint & Edamame

Ali Maffucci /

Low-low-carb and easy as pie if you have a spiralizer. Get the recipe.

ID: 3570817

10. Momofuku’s Pork Buns

James Ransom /

Are the cucumbers just here to make you feel less guilty about eating chunks of delicious pork fat? MAYBE AND WHAT ABOUT IT? Get the recipe.

ID: 3588309

11. Spicy Mango-Cucumber Salad Skewers

Sylvie Shirazi /

With a simple citrus dressing. Get the recipe.

ID: 3570587

12. Chilled Cucumber-Tahini & Herb Soup With Cumin-Spiced Roasted Chickpeas

Andrea Bemis /

Cold soup is great for serving to friends because you can make it a day ahead and just whip it out of the fridge when guests arrive. Get the recipe.

ID: 3570131

13. Easy Dill Refrigerator Pickles

These will be ready to go in as little as six hours. Get the recipe.

ID: 3569848

14. Cucumber Goat Grilled Cheese

Sarah Marie Gerrity /

Goat cheese for daaaaays. Get the recipe.

ID: 3579525

15. Fresh Cucumber Lemonade

Zerrin Gunaydin /

Someone find me a porch to drink this on, STAT. Get the recipe.

ID: 3570044

16. Grilled Chile-Lime Fish Tacos With Cucumber-Mango Salsa

~tRoPiCaL~ ~pArTy~ tAcOs~ Get the recipe.

ID: 3570208

17. Cucumber, Shallot, & Strawberry Salad

Steve Dent /

This dressing calls for passion fruit vinegar (fancy!), but any slightly sweet vinegar you’ve got around should be just fine. Get the recipe.

ID: 3570324

18. Cucumber-Feta Toasts

The Platonic ideal of a summer afternoon snack. Get the recipe.

ID: 3588138

19. Lemony Spinach, Cucumber, & Avocado Soup

Avocado keeps it creamy, cucumber keeps it cool. Get the recipe.

ID: 3570580

20. Cucumber, Hummus, & Avocado Toast

Karen Troughton /

A very easy lunch for a lazy day. Get the recipe.

ID: 3570690

21. Cucumber Melon Salsa

Would be delicious with grilled meat or fish. Get the recipe.

ID: 3570623

22. Perfect Pimm’s Cup

THE summer cocktail of choice for ladies and gentlemen of distinction. Get the recipe.

ID: 3505210

23. Farro & Cucumber Salad

Hirsheimer & Hamilton /

Bonus points for pretty beets. Get the recipe.

ID: 3570514

24. Cucumber Tea Sandwiches

Carrie Pacini /

Oh, darling, I simply couldn’t eat another bite. Well, all right, I’ll have four. Get the recipe.

ID: 3579934

25. Cucumber-Buttermilk Soup

No cooking necessary! Get the recipe.

ID: 3588148

26. Cold Cucumber Sesame Chicken Salad

Caroline Phelps /

Poaching chicken with sake is a neat technique you’ll probably find yourself using again. Get the recipe.

ID: 3576265

27. Spicy Cucumber Margarita

Matt Duckor /

Because cucumbers like tequila just as much as you do. Get the recipe.

ID: 3570507

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