by Lisa Lozano
Nothing turns down the heat of a sweltering summer day quite like cool, crisp, refreshing cucumber. To celebrate this very summery vegetable, we have seven recipes to mellow even the hottest summer day!
This light and bright lemonade adds cucumber and mint and will quench even the deepest thirst.
This traditional vinegar-based cucumber salad is kicked up a notch with the addition of jalapeno.
We can’t imagine a side dish that is more refreshing on a hot summer day than these aptly named summer rolls, made with a traditional cucumber filling.
These delicious apps are little Greek salads served in a cucumber “cup.” Perfect to serve at a gathering on a hot summer day.
This extra-refreshing salad features all the flavors of the Mediterranean, from lemon to basil to honey. Delish!
Mellow cucumber balances the tartness of lemon and lime in this deliciously fizzy drink. It’s alcohol-free, but could be boosted with a splash of your favorite over-21 beverage, we won’t tell!
This recipe adds cucumber to a traditional Moscow Mule, which balances the sharpness of the ginger. Perfect adult drink for a warm summer evening.
All of the above recipes are delish, but let’s face it, a beautiful summer cucumber doesn’t need much dressing up. If you don’t feel like prepping, you can always just slice up your cuke and sprinkle on a bit of salt. Now that tastes like summer!