Produce: arugula, avocado, beets, bell peppers, cabbage, capers, carrots, celery, chiles, citrus, eggplant, endive, fennel, grapes, jicama, lemon, lettuce, lime, mushrooms, olives, onion, orange, papaya, peas, radishes, salad greens, scallions, shallots, spinach, strawberries, tomatoes, watercress, and watermelon
Herbs & Spices: basil cayenne, chervil, cilantro, cumin, dill, garlic, ginger, lemongrass, mint, mustard, oregano, paprika, parsley, pepper, tarragon, thyme, tumeric, and za’atar
Other: almonds, buttermilk, cheese (especially soft cheeses like cream cheese, goat cheese, and feta), cream, grains, olive oil, quinoa, and sesame
Popular Cucumber Flavour Combinations:
Cucumber + dill + salmon
Cucumber + dill + yogurt
Cucumber + feta + tomato + olive oil + red wine vinegar + oregano
Cucumber + sugar + rice vinegar
Cucumber + garlic + vinegar
Try adding cucumbers to a Caesar salad! Cucumbers are a great addition to many other salads as well.
Stuff cucumbers with seafood for a yummy appetizer, or try pickling them to make…pickles!
Cucumbers can act as a low-carb replacement for crackers. You can top with cheese, spreads, dips, and smoked meats.
Cut cucumber in half lengthwise and scoop some of the seedy flesh out. It can now act as a ‘boat’ for seafood, cheese, or any topping of your choice.
You can cook cucumbers too! Try this creamy cucumber soup.
Top sliced cucumbers with cream cheese and dill mixed together and a small piece of smoked salmon for a delightful appetizer!
Sliced cucumbers are a great addition to your water to add freshness.