Avocado Cucumber Salad

  • 2 medium cucumbers, peeled and chopped
  • 2 avocados, chopped
  • 4 TBLS cilantro or other herb like dill, parsley, basil, etc., chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 TBLS onion or scallion, minced
  • 1 TBLS lemon juice
  • 1 TBLS lime juice

Combine all ingredients and toss.  Sit for 1/2 hour before serving.

Cucumber, Parsley and Feta Salad


I am obsessed with this salad.  Make it and you'll see why!

Sesame Lemon Quick Pickles

  • cucumbers, fresh picked, rinsed, and sliced 1/2" thick to fill 2 quart jars
  • 1/2 lemon, thinly sliced into rounds, seeds removed
  • 1 small green chili, sliced or chili flakes
  • 1 2" piece of ginger. peeled and cut into small match sticks
  • 2 cups rice vinegar
  • 2 cups water
  • 1-4 tablespoons sugar, depending on taste
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds (black or white)

Korean Shaved Steak and Cucumber Stir-Fry

  • ½ lb. shaved steak (or sub ground beef)
  • 1 TBLS soy sauce
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • ½ tsp each salt and sugar
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper, or to taste
  • 2 med-large cucumbers
  • 1-2 TBLS cooking oil

Sesame Cucumber Noodle Salad


This is suprisingly delicious and a really easy way to eat up extra cukes!

  • cucumbers, peeled or not peeled, according to preference
  • salt to taste
  • soy sauce
  • vinegar
  • sesame oil (I used toasted for extra flavor)
  • sesame seeds (white preferred, though black is okay, too)

Spiralize your cucumbers into thin noodles.  Sprinkle with salt and lay out on a paper towel to drain for 15 minutes.  Pat dry.  

Mix together a small amount of sauce, using the remaining ingredients.  

Fresh Cucumber Blender Salsa


This is the easiest salsa I've ever made.  Use the food processor to your advantage to make it super quick!  Try it!

Crisp Cucumber Salsa


You could easily double this because it is that good.  Feel free to be flexible about your choice of herbs depending upon what you have on hand.  It's really tasty no matter what!

Cucumber Infused Water

  • cucumbers, sliced (can peel and seed, but don't have to, your choice)
  • water (can also use sparkling water here)
  • fresh mint leaves (or other fresh herbs), optional
  • lemon slices, optional
  • chunks of fruit like strawberries, pineapple, other berries, etc., optional

Put cucumber slices and other optional ingredients in a pitcher or jar of water.  Let sit in the refrigerator for at least one hour up to several hours before drinking. 

Refrigerator Dill Pickles (1 quart)


1.5 cups water
1 cup vinegar
2 tsp sugar
2 tsp salt

Combine above ingredients, bring to boil, and cool.

3 cups cucumbers, speared or sliced
1-2 cloves garlic, peeled
1 head dill

Stuff above ingredients into quart jar.  Pour over cooled brine.  Cover and refrigerate for at least 24 hours.

Refrigerator Pickles (1 quart)


You can use this basic recipe for making refrigerator pickles out of other veggies, too.  Try summer squash, carrots, green peppers, etc.  Easy and quick!

3 cups cucumbers, sliced
½ cup green pepper, sliced
1 scallion, chopped
1 TBLS salt
1 cup white vinegar (or apple cider)
1 cup water
1 bunch dill, chopped
1 clove garlic, optional


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