Cucumbers are cool and refreshing, perfect for many dishes and, of course, perfect for pickling. One thing that’s great about cucumbers is many things that the possibilities are endless when it comes to how to enjoy them. They are even good for removing under-eye puffiness!
If you bought a bunch of cucumbers and want to find something to do with them that isn’t just the normal pickle, here are some tips for storing them and then 10 delicious cucumber recipes to use them in!
How to Freeze Cucumbers for Smoothies
Cucumbers are high in water content, so they are great as a liquid base in smoothies. To freeze cucumbers for smoothies, you will want to cube or thick-slice them and place them on a tray to freeze before transforming them to a freezer container. Be aware that you will only be able to use them in something like gazpacho or a smoothies after this, though, because cucumbers have such a high water content that they will be soft and almost mushy when they thaw.
10 Delicious Cucumber Recipes
Make these Cucumber Chips from Frugal Living Mom for an easy and light snack that gives you a feeling like potato chips without the starch.
Try these Cucumber Avocado Rolls from It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken for an easy snack or appetizer this summer.
I am a new fan of hummus and this Cucumber Hummus from Vegan Family Recipes sounds so delicious and light! What a great way to make a dip from cucumbers!
Make Easy Cucumber Sandwiches for a quick lunch or snack that is light and even refreshing!
Bring the spa to you with these Lemonade Cucumber Spa Popcicles from Marla Meridith.
Make lunch delicious with this recipe for Spicy Sriracha Cucumber Stir Fry from Saved By Grace. It’s a great twist on a classic.
For a twist on the classic cucumber salad, try making this Cucumber, Strawberry and Poppyseed Salad from The Housewife in Training Files.
How about some Watermelon and Cucumber Smoothies from JR Organics to wake up your afternoon?
Cucumbers are the typical stars of gazpacho and this Basil Cucumber Gazpacho from Amuse your Bouche sounds really tasty!
Keeping it Together has a great summer sharing recipe for Crisp Cucumber Salsa.