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Cool as a Cucumber Recipes

When the summer heat is feeling a little overwhelming, cucumbers are the perfect refreshing ingredient to keep you cool. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to work them into your dishes!

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Beast of a Burger

CHEF'D RECIPEDAIRY-FREE

Beyond Meat Beast Burger with Cucumber Dill Salad

Chef'd

Looking for something healthy, delicious, and packed with plant-based nutrients? How about 23 grams of protein to help you conquer your day? The Beast Burger has just that, and is loaded with antioxidants, iron, calcium, and vitamins.

Back to the Classics

VEGETARIANBUDGET-FRIENDLY

Classic Kids Grilled Cheese with Pickled Cucumber

Chef'd

Gooey, salty, crispy, and buttery, the classic grilled cheese is loved by kids of all ages. Butter is the key to achieving the perfect brown, crispy exterior on this one. Served with homemade pickled cucumbers.

Curry Favor

SUGAR-FREECHEF'D RECIPE

Lamb Curry and Turmeric Rice with Cucumber Raita

Chef'd

Indian curries have been spicing things up in the kitchen for thousands of years. Taste a bit of history with this hearty, classic dish, a distinctive, flavorful stew of tender lamb and earthy potatoes, sweetened with sautéed onions.

Tasty Textures

WINTERDAIRY-FREE

Gingery Pot Stickers with Cooling Cucumber Salad

Chef'd

A rich pork filling with a cooling cucumber salad for textural contrast.

Party Platter

NUT-FREEFULL MEAL

Tandoori Shrimp with Cucumber and Mint Raita

Chef'd

This dish is a dinner party staple. It's easy to prepare and the combination of the spiced shrimp with the freshness of the raita and the acidity of the salad is a guaranteed winner!

Tea Time

TOMATO-FREEPESCATARIAN

Salmon and Cucumber Tea Sandwiches

Olga's Flavor Factory

These tea sandwiches look so elegant and beautiful. The tart and creamy spread has lots of flavor from the fresh herbs and the lemon juice while the smoky salmon pairs well with the fresh, crunchy cucumbers. Next time you invite someone over, you don’t have to wonder what to serve with tea.

Skip to the Good Stuff

GLUTEN-FREEPESCATARIAN

Spicy Cucumber Kiwi Margarita

Garlic & Zest

Cinco De Mayo means tacos, salsas, enchiladas, bean dips, and burrito bowls. But why not skip right ahead to the good stuff? Introducing the Spicy Cucumber Kiwi Margarita!

Flavor Blast

GLUTEN-FREESUGAR-FREE

Pineapple, Cucumber & Mint Blend

Gather & Feast

This Pineapple, Cucumber, and Mint Blend is a deliciously refreshing drink and a great way to start the new year after holiday feasts. The pineapple's frothy texture is also perfect to pour into popsicle moulds and freeze for an icy treat!

Super Sides

GLUTEN-FREESUGAR-FREE

Melon Cucumber and Jicama Slaw

Garlic & Zest

Serve as a tasty side with grilled chicken, pork, or seafood.

Soup for the Soul

GLUTEN-FREESUGAR-FREE

Chilled Cucumber and Avocado Soup with Shrimp

FoolProofLiving

Delicious shrimp placed on top of a bowl of cold avocado, garlic, and yogurt soup with fresh dill and lemon. Your friends and family will smile after the first sip. And if you're a fan of crushed red pepper, sprinkle away--it's an optional bonus.

Cool and Crunchy

EASYLOW-CARB

Chinese Cucumber Salad

Wok and Gong

This is the best kind of dish: no effort, tons of impact! Serve it as a cool, crunchy side, or as a starter to wake up your taste buds.

Satay All Day

SPICYDAIRY-FREE

Chicken Satay with Sesame-Cucumber Salad

Marc Fosh

We're jazzing up chicken mince with a light satay sauce.

Chill Out

SPICYDAIRY-FREE

Chilled Cucumber Soup

Garlic & Zest

The cool, refreshingly simple purée of cucumber, herb-y cilantro, and spicy pico-de-gallo makes this soup a perfect dish for a hot day.

Shaken, Not Stirred

GLUTEN-FREESUGAR-FREE

Spicy Cucumber Martini

BitterMeasures

These crowd-pleasing Spicy Cucumber Martinis are refreshing, easy to make, and add an extra dose of spice to a classic cocktail.

DIY BBQ

DAIRY-FREETOMATO-FREE

Steak Bulgogi with Cucumber-Apple Pickles

Alexandra's Kitchen

Creating Korean BBQ at home is very easy: the simple cucumber-apple pickle comes together in no time and the bulgogi marinade can be made with pantry items.

Andalusian Delight

VEGETARIANSOY-FREE

Cucumber and Green Grape Gazpacho

Alexandra's Kitchen

Ajo blanco, also known as white gazpacho, is a chilled summer soup originally from Andalusia. Topped with a spicy tomato salsa, this striking soup is a nice addition to a summer lunch or dinner.

Land of the Rising Sun

FISH-FREETOMATO-FREE

Japanese Cucumber Salad

Hapa Nom Nom

This Japanese-inspired, cool, crisp salad is as elegant and well-balanced as it is simple.

Go Green

WEEKNIGHT DINNERSGRAIN-FREE

Cucumber Feta Salad

Cooks Joy

Crispy cucumbers and onions taste great on their own, but the feta cheese takes this dish to a whole new level, adding creaminess and richness to the salad.

Fun Apps

GLUTEN-FREEBEGINNER

Chilled Avocado and Cucumber Soup Shooter

Kitchen Simmer

This soup comes together in minutes, then all you have to do is let the flavors develop in the fridge. Finish off by pouring the soup into small glasses, and serve as a fun cold appetizer or starter for any summer meal.

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