13 Ways to Beat the Heat with Cool Cucumbers

Not sure what to do with all the cucs you grew this year? Here are 13 things to do with cucumbers that will have you wishing you had an endless supply of this refreshing veggie.

Don’t let the prep time fool you; this cucumber salad is super quick to make. Plus, it only requires a handful of ingredients that can be tweaked to fit your tastes. 

1. Simple Cucumber Salad

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This creamy cucumber salad is perfect when you are short on time. All you have to do is chop the veggies and toss them with oil and vinegar.

2. Cucumber, Avocado & Chickpea Salad

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These cucumber sandwiches aren’t just for the Brits. A decadent cream cheese spread filled with fresh herbs and garlic powder means these bite-sized sammies can hold their own.

3. Cucumber Sandwiches

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This simple pickling recipe is my go-to for dealing with our excess cucs. It doesn’t require any sterilizing or canning experience and the pickles will stay good in the fridge for up to three months.

4. Quick Refrigerator Pickles

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If you want to take your pickles to the next level, try these fermented pickles. Instead of vinegar, this recipe uses brine and healthy bacteria to make the cucs tangy and crisp.

5. Lacto-Fermented Pickles

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