8 simple cucumber recipes

What kid doesn't love cukes? Here are some refreshing ways to work the wonderful cucumber into your next meal.

By Today's Parent
8 simple cucumber recipes

Cucumber recipes

Quick-Pickled Cukes

Cucumbers in one of their most beloved forms, pickles! These fridge cukes are so easy to make (the hardest part is waiting for them to be ready!), you’ll be dipping into the pickle jar all summer. Get the recipe: Quick-Pickled Cukes

jar of pickles with dinosaurs standing outside the jarPhoto: Erik Putz

Greek Salad Pasta

Serve this pasta salad hot or cold for your raw veggie-loving kid. Get the recipe: Greek Salad Pasta

plate of pasta with olives, tomatoes and cucumberPhoto: Jodi Pudge


Chopped Cucumber Salad

Keep it simple with refreshing salad. It’s got a tangy-sweet dressing and is great as a side or as the main attraction with hummus and pita. Get the recipe: Chopped Cucumber Salad

bowl of chopped cucumber and hummusPhoto: Maya Visnyei

Stuffed Cucumber Bites

Slices of cucumber are hallowed out and stuffed with a mixture of goat and cream cheese then topped with fresh dill. They’re the perfect snack for little fingers. Get the recipe: Stuffed Cucumber Bites

plate of cucumber slices hallowed out and stuffed with cream cheesePhoto: John Cullen

Vietnamese Roast Chicken Salad Rolls

Anything goes with a salad roll, but crunchy cucumber ribbons are a great filler in our opinion. Buy a cooked chicken from the deli to make this the actual easiest thing ever. Get the recipe: Vietnamese Roast Chicken Salad Rolls

tray of homemade Vietnamese rolls with fish saucePhoto: Maya Visnyei


Rotisserie Chicken Gyro

Cucumbers add crunch to this kid-friendly gyro recipe that’s great for lunch or dinner. Get the recipe: Rotisserie Chicken Gyro

plate of pitas filled with shredded chicken, tomatoes and cucumbersPhoto: Maya Visnyei

Baked Falafel Nuggets with Tomato-Cucumber Salad

Things taste better cut up small, right? These bitty pieces of cucumber and tomato in a light olive oil and lemon juice dressing are no exception. It’s the perfect companion to our falafel nuggets. Get the recipe: Baked Falafel Nuggets with Tomato-Cucumber Salad

falafel with tahini dressing and a tomato and cucumber saladPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Watermelon and Cucumber Salad

Two hydrating superstars come out to play in this refreshing salad. They’re tossed in a light oil and vinegar dressing then topped with toasted pistachios and chopped fresh mint. Get the recipe: Watermelon and Cucumber Salad

wedges of watermelon with cucumber and mint in a light oil-based dressingPhoto: Andrew Grinton

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This article was originally published on Jul 30, 2018

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