In Season: Summer Produce-Cucumbers

Cucumbers are for more than just pickles.  I personally enjoy a cucumber sandwich on toast with fresh picked cucumbers from the garden.  Here are some other ideas for you!

Top 10 Ways to Use Cucumbers

10: Add One More! Fruits & Veggies More Matters.orgAdd One More! Rack up one more veggie during the day by adding finely diced, peeled and seeded cucumber to chicken, shrimp or tuna salad.

9: Cool Coleslaw. Fruits & Veggies More Matters.orgCool Coleslaw. Mix in thin slices of peeled, seeded cucumber for a cool, smooth addition.

8: Tabouli. Fruits & Veggies More Matters.orgTabouli. Bulgur, tomatoes, cucumber and parsley combine nicely with a spicy lemon dressing in this delicious Middle Eastern salad.

7: Crunchy Pasta. Fruits & Veggies More Matters.orgCrunchy Pasta. Add cucumbers to your favorite pasta salad for a delightfully cool and
crunchy experience!

6: Wrap ‘em! Fruits & Veggies More Matters.orgWrap ‘em! Add to cooked ground beef and chopped tomatoes. Wrap in a tortilla for a delicious lunch.

5: Stuff them- into a pita! Fruits & Veggies More Matters.orgStuff them- into a pita!

4: Make a Scoop! Fruits & Veggies More Matters.org Make a Scoop! Slice unpeeled cucumbers into thick slices and scoop hummus.

3: Crudités. Fruits & Veggies More Matters.orgCrudités. Use cucumbers as crudités with dip or salsa.

2: A Refreshing Appetizer. Fruits & Veggies More Matters.orgA Refreshing Appetizer. Top a slice of party rye or pumpernickel bread with a smear of light mayo, a fat slice of cucumber and a sprinkle of lemon pepper for a delicious appetizer.

1: Cukes, Tomato, Avocado … Need We Say More? Fruits & Veggies More Matters.orgCukes, Tomato, Avocado … Need We Say More? Cucumbers top off this combination for a delicious, chunky salad.

Recipes

Apple, Pear, Cucumber Salad

Cucumber Salad Great for dip or burger topping!

Mang0-Cucumber Wrap

Cucumber Salad with Tomatoes

Tuna Boats

 

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