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27 Super-Cool Ways To Eat Cucumbers

Late summer = PEAK CUKE. Get creative.

1. Tomato, Cucumber, & Feta Salad

Judy Heinrich / imbored-letsgo.com-cucumber-feta-salad/

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

2. Cucumber & Mint Sorbet

Mika Reilly / milliemirepoix.wordpress.com/12/22/cucumber-mint-sorbet/

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

3. Whole Wheat Pasta With Tofu & Cucumbers

Sara Forte / foodandwine.com/whole-wheat-pasta-with-tofu-and-cucumber

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

4. Scandi Toast

Christina Holmes / bonappetit.com/scandi-toast?mbid=synd_buzzfeed

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.

5. Cucumber Mojito

Rachel Carr / rachelcarr.com-mojito/

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

6. Quinoa Salad with Edamame, Cucumber, & Avocado

Maria & Josh Lichty / twopeasandtheirpod.com-salad-with-edamame-cucumber-and-avocado/

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

7. Chilled Cucumber Soup With Soba Noodles

Maria del Mar Sacasa / bonappetit.com/chilled-cucumber-soup-with-soba-noodles?mbid=synd_buzzfeed

Clean, simple, and classy. Get the recipe.

8. Cucumber-Lime Paletas

Christopher Testani / bonappetit.com/cucumber-lime-paletas?mbid=synd_buzzfeed

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

9. Sesame-Ginger Cucumber Noodles With Mint & Edamame

Ali Maffucci / inspiralized.com/07/08/sesame-ginger-cucumber-noodles-with-mint-and-edamame/

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

10. Momofuku’s Pork Buns

James Ransom / food52.com/28063-momofuku-s-pork-buns

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.

11. Spicy Mango-Cucumber Salad Skewers

Sylvie Shirazi / gourmandeinthekitchen.com/spicy-mango-cucumber-salad-skewers/

With a simple citrus dressing. Get the recipe.

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

Andrea Bemis / dishingupthedirt.com/soup/chilled-cucumber-tahini-herb-soup-cumin-spiced-roasted-chickpeas/

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.

13. Easy Dill Refrigerator Pickles

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

14. Cucumber Goat Grilled Cheese

Sarah Marie Gerrity / sweetsonian.com/06/cucumber-goat-cheese-grilled-cheese/

Goat cheese for daaaaays. Get the recipe.

15. Fresh Cucumber Lemonade

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

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

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

17. Cucumber, Shallot, & Strawberry Salad

Steve Dent / circusgardener.com/08/03/cucumber-shallot-and-strawberry-salad-with-mint-and-passionfruit-dressing/

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

18. Cucumber-Feta Toasts

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

19. Lemony Spinach, Cucumber, & Avocado Soup

Lindsay Cheesebrew / lindsay-cheesebrew.squarespace.com/2014/7/30/qezjr1z7t64r1fwwgz9ipu3h61307q

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

20. Cucumber, Hummus, & Avocado Toast

Karen Troughton / kitchentreaty.com-hummus-avocado-toast/

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

21. Cucumber Melon Salsa

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

22. Perfect Pimm’s Cup

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

23. Farro & Cucumber Salad

Hirsheimer & Hamilton / bonappetit.com/farro-and-cucumber-salad?mbid=synd_buzzfeed

Bonus points for pretty beets. Get the recipe.

24. Cucumber Tea Sandwiches

Carrie Pacini / forthefeast.com/01/cucumber-tea-sandwiches/

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

25. Cucumber-Buttermilk Soup

No cooking necessary! Get the recipe.

26. Cold Cucumber Sesame Chicken Salad

Caroline Phelps / pickledplum.com-sesame-chicken-salad-recipe/

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

27. Spicy Cucumber Margarita

Matt Duckor / bonappetit.com/spicy-cucumber-margarita?mbid=synd_buzzfeed

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

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