By: Jennifer Murray

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 Responses to “Creamy Cucumber Salad and Other Refreshing Cucumber Recipes for the Summer”

  1. Pam
    July 20, 2011 at 1:15 pm #

    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
    July 20, 2011 at 1:27 pm #

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

  3. Brenda
    July 20, 2011 at 1:44 pm #

    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
    July 20, 2011 at 4:10 pm #

    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
    July 20, 2011 at 4:12 pm #

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

  6. Kaia
    July 20, 2011 at 5:34 pm #

    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
    July 20, 2011 at 6:29 pm #

    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
    July 20, 2011 at 10:26 pm #

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

  9. Michelle
    July 23, 2011 at 10:27 pm #

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

  10. Vanderbilt Wife
    August 11, 2011 at 11:49 pm #

    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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