Collection of Cucumber Recipes

A collection of cucumber recipes from MJ's Kitchen - vinegars, soups, salads and more. #cucumber #recipes @mjskitchen

Whether you’re growing them or buying them, cucumbers are cheap and plentiful right now, and there are so many ways to incorporate them into your meals. Here are some of my favorite cucumber recipes from MJ’s Kitchen that feature the mighty cucumber.


A delicious and refreshing cold cucumber soup with a broth base and rich onion and cucumber flavor. |

Cold Cucumber Soup

One of the best cold soups of the summer! A cucumber, sweet onion soup with a broth base, and mixed of herbs.  Bobby and I just can’t get enough of this soup.  Goes great with a green chile grilled cheese.



Bowl of quick pickled cucumbers |

Quick Pickled Cucumbers

An easy addition to the relish tray. Just takes 10 minutes of prep and 30 minutes to overnight to rest in the marinade. Served chilled for a nice little palate cleanser or add to salads and vegetable bowls.




Make your own cucumber vinegar with pepper and garlic

Pepper Cucumber Infused Vinegar

A great way to enjoy cucumbers year round. After 6 weeks rest, vinegar transforms into a peppery cucumber infusion. A nice finishing vinegar or base for homemade salad dressings.




Cucumber cocktail with or without vodka

Sweet Cucumber Beverage or Cocktail

With or without alcohol, this cucumber beverage is a refreshing summer drink, sweetened with a bit of agave nectar and flavored with fresh mint.




Cucumber and onion salad with capers and mustard vinaigrette

Cucumber and Onion Salad

Need a quick and easy, no cook meal? Cucumber salad with onion and capers served with smoked salmon is just perfect! A summer time staple for lunch or supper.




Crostini with cucumber slices, cream cheese and a sprinkle of red chile powder

Cucumber and Cream Cheese Crostini

These little crostinis make a perfect light lunch, snack or party appetizer. Sprinkle with red chile powder for a bit of zip.




Salad with oranges and avocado

Avocado, Orange and Cucumber Salad

It might be hard to find oranges this time of year, but if you can, the flavors and textures of this salad are hard to beat.  An easy, easy lunch or side to just throw together.




Easy springs rolls with soba noodles

Spring Rolls with Soba Noodles and Cucumber

During my kitchen remodel a few years back, Sissi at With a Glass created this great meal for us.  It’s light, full of crunch and flavor and, when dipped in a hot chili oil and soy dipping sauce, it’s hard to beat.




A chilled summer soup with cantaloupe and cucumber, mint and white pepper. #cantaloupe #cold #soup |

Cold Cucumber and Cantaloupe Soup

This soup has is all – sweet, savory, spicy, creamy and minty.  A tasty use for both cucumber and summer melon.




Feta and cucumber spicy dip|

Mediterranean Feta Dip

This was one of the first recipes I ever posted because it’d been a favorite of ours for years.  Feta, cucumber, fresh tomato, mint and Tabasco come together to wonderful little appetizer. An oldie but goody.



Now that you see how we enjoy summer cucumbers, please leave a comment and share your favorite cucumber recipe!  I’d love to add it to this list.


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19 Responses to “Collection of Cucumber Recipes”

  1. Easyfoodsmith September 3, 2017 at 11:21 pm #

    Lovely collection MJ. My family loves cucumbers and that jar with cucumbers in vinegar is making me drool!

  2. Sissi August 30, 2017 at 8:15 am #

    I love cucumber! Actually I have it constantly in my fridge 365 days a year! Of course, it tastes so much better in the summer, but it’s one of those rare vegetables I love all year round (unlike tomatoes for example). I eat cucumber so often, pickle it too, and yet, as always, I find so many new inspirations from you!
    Thank you so much for the kind reminder of my humble rolls! I have actually completely forgotten I used to make them often at the time. They are so light and healthy… I must make them once more before the end of summer!

    • mj August 30, 2017 at 9:53 pm #

      My cucumber didn’t make it this year. The seeds kept sprouting but then would be gone the next day. When I looked out my window on morning and saw 4 doves in the cucumber pot, I finally realized why they weren’t growing. So no cucumber this year in my garden, but lots from local farmers. I have a jar of vinegar resting right now. So many ways to use them and your rolls are fabulous! We’ve made them a few times for supper.

  3. Vicki Bensinger August 29, 2017 at 10:49 am #

    I love cucumbers so these all look wonderful. However the Cucumber and Cantaloupe Soup are calling my name. I’ve made one with honeydew but love the color of this. YUM!

    • mj August 30, 2017 at 9:39 pm #

      Thanks so much Vicki! Hope you make the cantaloupe soup. It’s really good.

  4. Katerina August 25, 2017 at 12:55 am #

    They are all delicious but that cold cucumber soup and the cocktail are just calling my name!

    • mj August 25, 2017 at 8:26 pm #

      Thanks so much Katerina! Those both are wonderful!

  5. Yi @ YiReservation August 24, 2017 at 9:36 pm #

    What a wonderful collection of cucumber recipes. I’m definitely trying the chilled cucumber soup. Such a fitting dish for the summer. Thanks for sharing!

    • mj August 25, 2017 at 8:24 pm #

      Thanks Yi! I hope you love the cucumber soup as much as we do. We love it!

  6. Judy Purcell August 24, 2017 at 6:41 am #

    We have been enjoying cucumber in our water and it is ever more refreshing! Crisp cucumber is one of summer’s best offerings. Great line up!

    • mj August 25, 2017 at 8:23 pm #

      Cucumber water is definitely a great way to change “water”. We add them to water as well. Thanks Judy!

  7. Angie@Angie's Recipes August 23, 2017 at 11:08 pm #

    A fantastic collection, MJ. I didn’t grow any cucumber this year..but I can always grab some from market to try the recipes. Love esp. that dip!

    • mj August 25, 2017 at 8:22 pm #

      Thank you Angie! Don’t you just love markets? I love going to our growers’ markets. The vegetable are always so fresh.

  8. Debra Eliotseats August 23, 2017 at 8:15 pm #

    So sad, but our cucumber vine just bit the dust. Mites, I believe. `All of these recipes sound so fresh and delicious. That feta salad is especially calling my name. Thanks for the recipes! Now I just need to find some cukes!

    • mj August 25, 2017 at 8:21 pm #

      Bummer! The mites got to our tomatoes – not a good year for those. Thanks Debra! The feta salad is definitely a keeper. Hope you enjoy!

  9. Deb|EastofEdenCook August 23, 2017 at 6:57 pm #

    The cold cucumber and cantaloupe soup sounds so inviting! A fabulous bowl of summer that makes excellent use of too much of a good thing!

  10. Carol at Wild Goose Mama August 23, 2017 at 5:33 pm #

    Champion Collection at just the right time!!!!

  11. John/Kitchen Riffs August 23, 2017 at 4:24 pm #

    We’re not growing cukes this year, but have friends who are so we keep getting tons to use. Not that we mind — love them! So we can really use this great collection of ideas. Thanks!

  12. Tamara August 23, 2017 at 4:00 pm #

    What a fabulous collection of cucumber recipes you’ve put together MJ! I love the idea of the Cold Cucumber Soup with a Hatch green chile grilled cheese! I’ve just got to get my hands on some Hatch green chile 🙂 Pinned!

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