1. Tomato, Cucumber, & Feta Salad
These guys make a true dream team. Get the recipe.
2. 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
This makes a really great Meatless Monday dinner. Get the recipe.
4. Scandi Toast
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
Quick, get drunk on these before summer’s over! Get the recipe.
6. Quinoa Salad with Edamame, Cucumber, & Avocado
Or, How to Feel Very Smug About Your Healthy Eating Choices. Get the recipe.
7. Chilled Cucumber Soup With Soba Noodles
Clean, simple, and classy. Get the recipe.
8. Cucumber-Lime Paletas
Cucumber is already the most popsiclesque of vegetables, so this makes sense. Get the recipe.
9. Sesame-Ginger Cucumber Noodles With Mint & Edamame
10. 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
With a simple citrus dressing. Get the recipe.
12. Chilled Cucumber-Tahini & Herb Soup With 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
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
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
Avocado keeps it creamy, cucumber keeps it cool. Get the recipe.
20. Cucumber, 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
Bonus points for pretty beets. Get the recipe.
24. 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
Poaching chicken with sake is a neat technique you’ll probably find yourself using again. Get the recipe.