Cucumbers are loved by almost everyone! They’re cool, refreshing, and really tasty. We’ve selected 7 recipes featuring cucumbers that are just right for spring. These come from our Canadian Food Bloggers.
Let’s look at a variety of salad recipes, gazpacho, appetizers, and even a unique cucumber cake below.
Melon Cucumber Salad
This melon cucumber salad is absolutely delightful – it’s both sweet and tangy, making it a fantastic choice for a refreshing side dish when the weather gets warmer.
It’s put together with red onion, cilantro, and lime juice, and it pairs really well with seafood. You can also use it as a tasty topping for tacos!
This recipe draws inspiration from Mexican salsas, and the result is truly irresistible. The mix of sweet and salty flavors makes it a wonderful addition to picnics, BBQs, and gatherings where food is shared.
Hungarian Cucumber Salad
This cucumber salad is a classic favorite. You can count on finding it at every homemade feast. It has a wonderful blend of tangy and sweet flavors, making it an excellent partner for dishes like breaded meats (like schnitzel or fried chicken) and a fantastic addition to Chicken Paprikas.
When I was a kid, I didn’t like it much because of the cucumber seeds, but nowadays, many of us use “English Cucumbers” which have very few seeds.
Cucumber Feta Salad
We really enjoy having salads, and this particular one is among our top favorites! It’s uncomplicated as it’s made with ingredients we typically already have. Not to mention, it’s amazingly fast to assemble.
This salad brings out delightful, straightforward Greek flavors, much like a Greek salad. The use of high-quality olive oil, oregano, and feta cheese adds a wonderful touch.
Lemon and Cucumber Cake
This delightful cake is a treat that combines the sweetness of fresh cucumbers with the zing of lemon. Cucumbers add moisture while the elderflower frosting provides a lovely floral essence.
However, if you don’t have elderflower, you can easily make a lemon frosting using lemon juice instead.
Creamy Cucumber Salad
This creamy cucumber salad is a fantastic combination of nourishment, healthiness, and great taste. It’s made using just six simple ingredients.
The best part? No mayo, vinegar, sugar, or sour cream needed. This salad is an ideal choice for a luncheon, picnic, or as a side dish during dinner. You’ll enjoy the satisfying crunchiness of fresh cucumbers mixed with Greek yogurt and freshly chopped dill.
This minty cucumber gazpacho is wonderfully easy and revitalizing during a hot summer day. All you have to do is blend together cucumber, green pepper, garlic, onion, and mint until it becomes smooth!
It’s the ideal chilled soup for a sunny day! It’s a wonderful starter for any summer meal, whether it’s a BBQ or something else. It also makes for a great snack by the poolside.
The key is to keep it as cold as possible until serving. Placing it on ice would be the best way to keep it super chilly.
Smoked Salmon Cucumber
This recipe is like a cucumber sandwich without bread, filled with cream cheese and smoked salmon. If you’re a fan of cucumber salad, you absolutely need to give this simple and tasty recipe a try.