Cucumbers peak in the summer. Several types of cucumbers are available: short; stout pickling; spiny slicing; long, thin Asian types; seedless; and a number of novelty kinds, including egg-shaped, yellow, and white.
We've given this creamy cucumber salad recipe a healthy update. But it's still so good, you won't even notice! Reduced-fat sour cream (in place of full-fat) lowers the calorie count without losing taste.
Skip the artificial flavors and instead try cucumber water with this easy and simple recipe. Cucumber adds more zest to your water, making it easier to get the hydration you need. Serve cucumber water to keep guests cool and refreshed.
Golden croutons made from olive bread boost the presence of the Kalamata olives, both of which are fried in this rendition of the salad. Cucumbers, tomatoes, and red onion -- tumbled over slices of feta -- are all here. Dill adds a bright spring grassiness.
This summer, add cucumber to a melon salad to make it extra-crisp. We cut watermelon and cantaloupe into cubes and balls for a beautifully geometric presentation that can be eaten with toothpicks. We also tossed them as a salad, dressed with yuzu juice (available at Asian supermarkets and specialty stores), though it’s equally out-of-this-world with lime or lemon juice.