It's hard to resist the refreshing crunch that cucumber brings to salads, dips and more. And why stop there? Cucumber also makes a unique addition to cooling summer drinks! Find loads of ways with cucumber here.

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    56 reviews

    The secret to this summery salad - use kitchen roll to dry the cucumbers really well.

    Recipe by: Jill M.

    95 reviews

    I like to serve this cool, refreshing raita with my Lamb Tagine, which you can find on this site. Make the salad early in the day and keep in the refrigerator to let the flavours blend and intensify. Add more mint to taste, but do not substitute dried mint; the flavour is just not the same.

    Recipe by: Lisa

    29 reviews

    This couscous salad is a summer favourite, great for picnics and light lunches in the garden! Walnuts can be used instead of the pine nuts, and either are nice toasted before adding to the salad.

    Recipe by: Ruth Ann Bradach

    65 reviews

    Fresh rainbow trout is grilled and served with a yoghurt cucumber sauce. Perfect with boiled new potatoes with fresh herbs and lemon.

    Recipe by: Lola

    3 reviews

    Lovely summery salad combining fresh cucumbers, feta and orzo. Use any small pasta shape if you can't get orzo.

    Recipe by: Jenowuk

    2 reviews

    You've hooked a prizewinning catch with this one! Supper for four in just 20 minutes – fresh salmon fillets topped with creamy cucumber and fresh dill sauce. And it's oh-so-good for you.

    Recipe by: Norma MacMillan

    196 reviews

    Enjoy your fresh garden herbs and vegetables in this refreshingly light summer salad.

    Recipe by: Alison

    312 reviews

    I worked at a sandwich shop that made these vegetable sarnies stuffed with cucumbers, sprouts, tomatoes and avocadoes. They were a vegetarian dream!

    Recipe by: jennifer

    86 reviews

    A refreshing, light salad for any hot summer day! The kidney beans and tofu make it a great vegetarian main, as well. The basil may be substituted with fresh parsley or mint. Be sure to make this salad just before serving.

    Recipe by: Tigrgrrl

    3 reviews

    Cucumber sunomono is a tasty Japanese cucumber salad made with just a few easy to find ingredients. Serve this as a Japanese starter, or as a salad or side dish to pair with any meal. Nice for a summer BBQ!

    Recipe by: Jackie

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