25 Healthy Cucumber Recipes
Here are 25 Healthy Cucumber Recipes to inspire you all summer long. Cucumbers are one of those summer vegetables that I anticipate with great happiness every year. I just love them so much. And then once the first tender baby cukes arrive, it is suddenly like the floodgates have been opened and the cucumbers just won’t stop coming in! Sometimes I need a little inspiration. So I gathered up more than thirty healthy recipes for cucumbers for inspiration!
Just like cucumber season, this is one of those round-up posts that just kept going and going. There were so many great recipes out there. I love to make a simple skinny cucumber salad (see number 1 below) on a busy weeknight since it only takes a few seconds to get it on the table.
I also love adding cucumbers to big power salads, like recipe number 2. But cucumbers aren’t just for salads, as you know. I found lots of great recipe ideas that go beyond salads on other food blogs, and I included those here as well as my favorites from Healthy Seasonal Recipes. Please be sure to pin away and share the love!
25 Healthy Cucumber Recipes
Cucumbers, when in season, are one of the best green vegetables you could add to a recipe. They're nutritious and tasty, and always add freshness to any dish. However, sometimes even I can run out of ideas for what to do with my cucumbers. So, here are 30 Healthy Cucumber Recipes to inspire you all summer long.
This Simple Cucumber Salad is made with chives and rice vinegar. Very easy to make and only 19 calories per serving.
This is a healthy and tasty side dish for summer parties. It is popping with flavor and loaded with cucumbers, feta and olives with the addition of parsley and mint. It's like a cross between Greek salad and quinoa tabbouleh!
What's not to adore about this easy-as-can-be 15-Minute Greek Cucumber Salad with feta, olives and cherry tomatoes? It's the absolute best!
This Cobb Salad is bursting with fresh vegetables (such as cucumber) and protein-rich chicken, hard-boiled eggs, creamy avocado and smoky crumbled bacon. It is also topped off with a simple homemade Blue Cheese vinaigrette.
These adorable Greek Salad Cucumber Appetizer Party Bites taste just like Greek salad!
Next up I have some juicy burgers made from ground chicken, seasoned with za’atar and topped with cucumber mint tzatziki, lettuce and tomato!
This Healthy Green Smoothie features Cucumber, Celery and Swiss chard and is high in fiber and low in sugar.
Japanese Quick Pickled Cucumbers
These Japanese Quick Pickled Cucumbers are made with black sesame seeds, scallions, and chili paste for some extra spice.
Cucumber Sandwiches With Whipped Goat Cheese
French baguette is topped here with the most delicious whipped goat cheese and cucumbers. You can't go wrong with this recipe!
Bread and Butter Pickles Recipe
This recipe for Bread and Butter Pickles is made with mustard seeds, celery seeds and turmeric. They are the perfect sandwich topping!
Crisp Cucumber Salsa
This quick and easy cucumber salsa is made with red onion, tomato, jalapeno, cilantro and more. It tastes so great with tortilla chips on the side!
Cucumber Vodka Soda.
What better way to end a long week than with a refreshing Cucumber Vodka Soda. I mean... come on!
Spicy Chicken Thigh Recipe with Cucumber Avocado Salsa
The freshness of the cucumber avocado salsa pairs so well with the spicy chicken thighs. It's such a great combo.
This creamy Tzatziki with Za'atar Pita Chips is a healthy snack or appetizer to try.
Quick Pickled Cucumbers
These Quick pickled Cucumbers seriously only take 5 minutes to make. All you need is cucumber, water, vinegar, salt, and a few other simple ingredients.
Chicken Souvlaki Pizza
Have you ever had a Chicken Souvlaki Pizza? I didn't think so! This blogger took a whole wheat pizza dough and topped it with tzatziki, feta, chicken, and cucumbers and it's so delish.
Hoisin Lime Pork Lettuce Wraps with a Cucumber Mango Salsa
These lettuce wraps with hoisin lime pork are seriously restaurant quality. They're simple to make, nutritious, and so tasty.
Chilled Pesto Cucumber Buttermilk Soup
This Chilled Pesto Cucumber Buttermilk Soup only has 4 ingredients in it–can you believe it? The only one not listed in the title is fresh basil.
This 20-minute chickpea salad has a creamy avocado dressing with basil and lemon. It is a great protein source for plant-based diets and is perfect to serve at potlucks, summer cookouts, picnics and barbecues.
This easy Spring Salad with Pita, Feta and Mint is a seasonally inspired twist on classic Lebanese Fattoush salad. Our version is made without tomatoes, and instead uses the abundance of spring vegetables including snap peas, radishes and tender lettuces. We’ve added in feta cheese, crispy pita and olives for a savory twist on a classic.
This colorful Panzanella Salad has tomatoes, peppers, onion and cucumbers to give it loads of flavor, crunch and color. The bread is toasted then soaks up the garlic dressing and tomato juices which make it better and better as it sits. Perfect for summer potlucks and events!
This Mediterranean Black Lentil Salad with cucumbers, spinach and feta is super easy to whip together. Just toss the lentils together with a little dressing and veggies, and you have the perfect summer side dish or gluten-free vegetarian main course.
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Happy Cooking! ~Katie
Great recipes!I always eat cucumber salads for my breakfast.can’t wait gonna to try other recipes.
So colorful.cucumber contains lot of health benefits.I recently tried cucumber cocktail.It’s really amazing!
Fabulous round-up! I too love cucumbers, and both my kids do, so they always get eaten in our house. So hard to pick which one of these recipes to start with…perhaps your Chicken and Chickpea Power Salad. Yum!!
Yes! I agree. I love to cut wedges of cucumbers and stick them in my daughters’ lunchboxes. I hope that means they will enjoy some of the recipes from this list.
great round up of links.. love cucumber. thanks for the ideas + inspiration!
I am so glad these ideas inspired you too Thalia. I am making a few of these this weekend.
So many good ideas; I am crazy about cucumbers!
Me too Kalyn! Thanks for coming by to check it out.
I love this! Cucumbers are my absolute favorite. Thanks for including my soup in your round-up. Can’t wait to check out all these other recipes!
Your photography is so lovely Lindsey. And your soup looks amazing. Looking forward to trying it soon. My inlaws are coming for the weekend, so I may make it for lunch 🙂
I love cucumber raw in salads…that’s probably the only way I enjoy the cucumbers. Love your cucumber cabbage slaw!
Raw in salads is probably my favorite too Angie. Though I have to say, now I am inspired to try these other ideas.
Dude, this list is going to keep me busy…at least for a week! We love cukes over here, so thank you for all of the inspiration! And thanks for including my Smoked Salmon and Chive Canape on the list…you’re the bestest. 🙂
I know it’ll keep me busy too David. I love your canapes. I love how simple they are, yet they look so fancy!
Seriously, thank you for this! I adore cucumbers, but I never know what to do with them…so I eat them with salt and pepper. BORING. This will keep me going for awhile! Fist pump! Pinned 🙂
I don’t know, salt and pepper is pretty great too. Thank you so much for Pinning Taylor!