Wednesday, July 28, 2010

What To Do With All Those Garden Cucumbers

What to do with all those cucumbers you are harvesting. You could make pickles but here are some of favorite ideas to use cucumbers. I have cucumbers coming out of my ears. We have been picking 2-3 a day which is more than you can put in your average salad so here are the ways to eat cucumbers in four easy cucumber recipes.

Ways To Use Cucumbers

1. Cucumber sandwiches are our number one is our favorite way to eat cucumbers.  They are a real treat. You just need soft bread, usually white is best. Cover the bread with mayo and sliced cucumbers, salt and pepper and if you really want to be in heaven then add sliced avocado. My kids all like these and it saves the lunch meat.

2. Cucumber salads. Cucumber can be sliced with any kind of yummy veggie add some vinaigrette and you have a wonderful side dish. Mix the vinegar with some sour cream, salt and pepper. Yum!

3. Make pickles. If you are like me and want to make pickles the easy way, try my cheater fridge     pickles.

4. Cucumber water: Steep peeled raw cucumber in cold water in the refrigerator a few hours and then drink and enjoy. I have read cucumber water is a detox for the body.


  1. That sandwich looks like HEAVEN!!! Now I want cucumbers!

  2. Thanks Jackie for the comment. They are Heaven. You can add tomato too. I have been growing cukes for only a couple of years. Just put seeds in and let the plants wander.

  3. We've been picking cucumbers like mad also. I have a lovley crop of Apple Cucumbers. The Garden Fairy looooves cucumbers. Its her favourite salad vege. My workmates and family are also very appreciative. The crop will be finished soon as we will start to get some heavy frosts in March.

    Love your blog and am definitely going to link it to mine.


  4. I have been having cucumber sandwiches just like that (with out avocado) just a little salt and pepper.