Creamy Cucumber Salad and Other Refreshing Cucumber Recipes for the Summer

Our little square foot garden is producing an abundance of cucumbers, along with other produce that I will update you on soon. Although I love munching on a raw cucumber, sometimes you have to dress them up a little.

I love this Creamy Cucumber Salad recipe for just that –  It’s creamy, refreshing, and flavorful!

Creamy Cucumber Salad Recipe

Creamy Cucumber Salad Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 2-3 Fresh Cucumbers
  • Salt (to taste)
  • 1/2 c Mayonnaise
  • 2 T White Vinegar
  • 1/4 c Granulated Sugar
  • Pepper (to taste)
  • 1/4 c Milk

Instructions:

  1. Soak Freshly Sliced Cucumbers in Salt Water for 30 minutes.
  2. Mix together mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, pepper, and milk until well blended in a medium sized bowl.
  3. Combine drained cucumbers with the mayonnaise mixture.
  4. Serve and enjoy!

Here’s Some Other Refreshing Cucumber Recipes For Your Summer:

chicken salad cucumber cups recipe

I cannot wait to try this Chicken Salad Cucumber Cups from My Blessed Life. What a genius idea!

refreshing cucumber water 

Have you tried Cucumber Water?  It hits the spot on a hot summer day and looks great at a wedding or outdoor event. Image by Style Me Pretty

cucumber tea sandwiches recipe

I almost forgot about Cucumber Tea Sandwiches until I saw this recipe from Life123

kids cucumber snake snack

I think our boys would LOVE the idea of eating snakes for dinner with these cute Cucumber Snake Snacks from Disney’s FamilyFun!

What’s YOUR favorite way to eat a cucumber?

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10 thoughts on "Creamy Cucumber Salad and Other Refreshing Cucumber Recipes for the Summer"

  1. Pam says:

    I have a couple of recipes that I really like.

    Mediterranean Shrimp Salad in Cucumber Cups – one of my favorite recipes for a party or Bunco night.
    http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/mediterranean-shrimp-salad-cucumber-cups-10000001203607/

    I made this for dinner last night – super easy and so summery!
    Cucumber Tomato Onion Salad
    http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/rachael-ray/tomato-onion-and-cucumber-salad-recipe/index.html

    Finally, Cucumber Herb Spread. It’s a super easy dip that is great with crackers (we got the recipe off the Triscuit box) or with veggies. it is also awesome as a spread on a turkey sandwich or pita.

    Cucumber Herb Spread

    Mix together:

    1 pkg. (8 oz.) low fat cream cheese
    1 cup finely shredded cucumber, well drained
    ½ cup reduced fat shredded mozzarella cheese (Or any kind of cheese -great with feta!)
    ½ teaspoon chopped fresh dill
    ½ teaspoon lemon juice
    ¼ teaspoon minced garlic Cover and refrigerate the mixture for several hours. This helps the flavors blend together. Serve as a spread with crackers and whole slices of cucumber.
    (Makes about 16 servings.)

  2. Stacey says:

    Thanks to your inspiration our square foot garden is providing our family an abundance of veggies this year as well :)

  3. Brenda says:

    Cucumbers yum!

    Super Easy Cucumber Salad

    Cucumbers (peeled, sliced)
    1/2 jar or so Marzetti’s Slaw Dressing
    Black pepper
    Onion

    YUM!

    Enjoy your harvest!
    Brenda

  4. oh amanda says:

    Girlfriend. I just made PICKLES for the first time. They have to sit in the fridge for TWO WEEKS and the kids (ok, me) are going crazy!!

  5. oh amanda says:

    {I think that last comment had some bad grammar. Did it? I’m not sure.}

  6. Kaia says:

    I’m pretty simple when it comes to cucumbers.. salt water! Usually with extra salt sprinkled on top, too :) Refrigerator pickles (bread and butter flavored) are delicious as well.

  7. Crystal says:

    We always have about a gazillion cukes from our garden, too, and I get sick of eating them in salads, so thanks for this post!

  8. MH in OH says:

    Thanks for the recipes! I love simple cucumber sandwiches – on buttered toasted bread, or on a bagel spread with cream cheese.

  9. Michelle says:

    oooh, yum I love cucumbers, just got a bunch, these are some great recipes!!!

  10. At Tricia’s shower for Isaac, my mom served some kind of ah-mah-zing cucumber tea sandwiches. They involved olive oil, garlic, butter, and lemon. I will have to see if she still has the recipe because with the plethora of cukes at the farmer’s market I WANT SOME NOW!

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