Beyond salads: 9 Ways to enjoy cucumber during summer

Spicy Fermented Pickles

Cross pickle spears off your grocery list—it's so easy to make your own at home, and you can use up all those extra summer cucumbers.

White Cucumber Sangria

Summer just isn't complete without a cool glass of sangria. If you want an extra refreshing version to sip on sweltering days, this recipe with white wine

Chicken with Basil Sauce

Cucumbers, radishes, and broccoli sprouts make a fresh and delicious side salad for the chicken breasts in this dish.A simple vinaigrette made from lemon juice, olive oil.

Cucumber Tea Sandwiches

The key to making a great cucumber sandwich is liberally spreading the bread with garlic and herb cheese and cutting the cucumbers very thin.

Lemon-Cucumber Relish

Grilled chicken may seem like this recipe's main attraction, but the lemon-cucumber relish is the real star. Combine fresh-from-your-garden cucumbers and tomatoes with onion.

Cucumber-Grape Smash

Meet your new favorite summer mocktail. This refreshing cucumber drink is made by blending the vegetable with grapes, mint, and lime.

Gazpacho Verde

Usually gazpacho is all about tomatoes, but not this recipe—cucumbers, avocados, spinach, and celery all play a role in this chilly veggie-filled soup.

Tofu Spring Rolls

And if you've never tried making your own spring rolls before, this recipe is a great place to start! All you need is five ingredients and 20 minutes.

Cucumber Kimchi

Plan ahead and make our cucumber kimchi recipe a day before your summer cookout. It goes well with grilled meats, sandwiches, and veggies.