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The Best Cucumber Recipes For Refreshing Cocktails And Light Summer Meals

Two words: cucumber soda.

If you think a cucumber is just a cucumber, think again. Browse the markets this summer and you’ll find a variety of cukes are available — from short, plump pickling types to long, slicing, salad varieties. All of them are ready to be turned into a great meal.

While most of us eat our cucumbers cool and raw, sliced and served on top of salads, there’s so much more you can do with them. Like using them to make refreshing summer cocktails. Or turning them into a savory cold soup. Or for pickling, naturally. It’s time to get creative with cucumbers, and these recipes are going to help you do just that.

1
Minty Watermelon Cucumber Margarita
Half Baked Harvest
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2
Chilled Cucumber Soup With Yogurt, Cilantro And Coriander
Feasting at Home
3
Moroccan Cucumber Watermelon Salad
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4
Cucumber Vodka Soda
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5
Greek Salad With Homemade Whole Wheat Pita
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6
Smashed Asian Cucumber Salad
The Woks of Life
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7
Sparkling Watermelon Cucumber Sangria
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8
Spiralized Refrigerator Quick Dill Pickles
Foodie Crush
9
Cucumber Melon Refresher
Half Baked Harvest
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10
Turkish Cucumber Salad
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11
Cucumber Ribbon Ahi Salad
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12
Creamy Pineapple Cucumber Smoothie
Minimalist Baker
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13
Cucumber Delight Cocktail
Foodie Crush
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14
Cucumber Satay Crunch Salad
Naturally Ella
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15
Cucumber Martini
Foodie Crush
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16
Cucumber Quinoa Salad With Feta
Naturally Ella
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17
Cucumber Salad With Tahini Yogurt Sauce
Alexandra Cooks
18
Cucumber Margarita
A Beautiful Mess
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