It’s hard to find a more refreshing superfood than a Cucumber.
Did you know that eating a Long English Cucumber is almost as hydrating as drinking your recommended eight glasses of water per day? Since Cucumbers are made up of over 90% water, they will help keep you energized and refreshed all day long!
Along with having a higher water content, Cucumbers are also low in calories. This means that if you are trying to fill yourself up with healthy plant-based foods, Cucumbers are an excellent option that doesn’t result in high-calorie intake!
Although Cucumbers are incredibly healthy, they can be tricky to incorporate into your diet in fun and unique ways.
It’s time to get creative in the kitchen with 11 different ways to prepare and serve fresh Cucumbers for your family and friends!
Mix Things Up in the Kitchen With 11 Unique Ways to Prepare Cucumbers
A classic – Cucumbers in salads just make sense. But if you want to give your salad some flair, try spiralizing your Cucumbers instead of just slicing them! Adding long ribbons of Cucumbers, carrots, or zucchinis will give that classic salad some fun texture.
Try our Spiralized Mini Cucumber Salad recipe today!
Mini Cucumbers make the perfect boat for flavorful toppings like hummus, tuna salad, or feta cheese. Simply slice your Mini Cucumbers down the middle lengthwise, and gently scoop out some of the insides to make room for your filling.
Find simple (but delicious) Cucumber Boat recipes here.
If you’re craving something cool and refreshing, try making a smoothie with your Cucumbers! They will start your day off right and give you the fuel you need to succeed – just throw your Cucumbers into a blender, skin and all, and get to work!
Our Hydrating Cucumber Mango Smoothie recipe is sure to satisfy.
Soup is often considered one of the homiest, most comforting foods to eat when it starts to get colder outside. But if you’re looking to put a spin on this family favorite, why not try it chilled?
Be bold and serve this tasty Chilled Cucumber Soup recipe at your next gathering with family and friends!
Using a mandolin or vegetable peeler, you can easily create exciting and tasty appetizers that look unique and are incredibly flavorful. Bonus – this tool also makes it easy for kids to get involved in the kitchen!
Our Cucumber Roll Ups recipe calls for an apple and ricotta cheese filling, but for a vegan option, try apples and hummus!
A great way to sneak Cucumbers into the diets of picky eaters is by incorporating them into tasty homemade dips!
Grate some Mini Cucumbers and add them to this quick and easy 5 Ingredient Tzatziki Dip recipe!
Want to add even more Cucumbers to the mix? Slice them up and eat them with some of our favorite dip recipes:
Crisp Cucumber Apple Dip
Mini Cucumber Fries & Roasted Bell Pepper Dipper
Bell Pepper Lentil Dip
Do you ever look at the back of the salad dressing bottle and scratch your head at some of the ingredients it contains? Us too.
If you want to know every item on your ingredient list, try creating our Cucumber & Dill Dressing recipe! Now that’s fresh.
A sweet frozen treat can be healthy, too! Prepare a fresh Cucumber-themed smoothie and pour it into molds (or paper cups) with popsicle sticks placed in the middle. Freeze the molds for 3-5 hours and enjoy!
Our Hydrating Cucumber Mango Smoothie recipe should do the trick!
Why go out for all-you-can-eat sushi when you can make your own at home?
Our Cucumber Avocado Sushi recipe will satisfy your cravings for fresh flavor while also saving you some money!
There’s no doubt about it – Mini Cucumbers are the perfect size for pickling. To make your own dill pickles, all you need to do is pack your Mini Cucumbers (whole, cut in half lengthwise, or sliced) tight into a jar, mix in your boiled pickling brine, and refrigerate!
Find a tasty recipe for dill pickles here.
We saved the best (and easiest) for last – eating raw Cucumbers is by far the most nutritious way to enjoy this refreshing superfood. Eat them as an on-the-go snack, chop them up for a light salad, or slice up and dip them in your favorite spreads – it’s hard to beat the refreshing crunch of a raw Cucumber.
Check out these 18 Trendy Cooking Gadgets for cooking tools that will make cutting your raw Cucumbers easier than ever!