In-Season Recipe Swap: Cucumbers

This week's recipe swap theme is cucumbers! We enjoy fresh cucumbers, but I haven't gotten too creative with them.

Garlic dills

Growing up, my mom always made lots of quarts of her garlic dill pickles with cucumbers from her huge garden. :)

Tomato cucumber salad recipe

My favorite way to use fresh cucumbers is in tomato cucumber salad! It's as simple as dicing a few tomatoes and cucumbers, sprinkling with lemon juice, and lightly seasoning... delicious!

What are your favorite ways to use cucumbers? :)

To participate in this week's In-Season Recipe Swap:

Post your on-theme recipe, including your own photo of the food. Link to this post, and then come over here and let us know where to find YOU! Just leave your link in a comment and I will manually add them to this post throughout the day. :) See future recipe swap themes here.

1. Refrigerator Pickles (Shaina)
2. Honey-sweetened Sweet Pickle Slices (Shannon)
3. Bread and Butter Pickles (Tanya)
4. Vietnamese Fresh Spring Rolls (Lisa)
5. Cucumber Salad (Jill)
6. Summer Cucumber Salad (Sara)




2 medium cucumbers
1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
1 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted (optional)

Combine vinegar, sugar in salt in medium bowl and stir to dissolve.

Wash cucumbers thoroughly, then slice as thin as possible. Add cucumber slices and toasted sesame seeds to vinegar mix; toss well to combine.

Serve immediately. This will keep in the refrigerator for several days (if there's any left!)


Hey Tammy, I'm not sure if it's just me, but when I click on the "future themes" link, i get a page not found error.

Thanks for letting me know about the broken link. I'm not sure WHY I can't seem to get that one right!! :) It *should* be fixed now... :)

We made this recipe last night and the hubby was giving it great reviews. I miss-read the directions and put in Italian Dressing instead of dry Italian seasonings and then just left out the olive oil, because of that. Still tasted great. I really appreciate how all your recipes are so "tried and true". Thanks!

I'm glad you liked it; your comment made me smile since sometimes I do just toss tomatoes and cucumbers with a little Italian dressing for a quicker salad. :D

Hi Tammy,

Here is my contribution: canned pickle slices sweetened with honey.

Thanks for hosting!

It works now :)

Thanks for posting the japanese cucumber salad, I've been looking for that recipe


Here is a recipe I can share for today.

I thought it was neat when I came here after I had started on my bread and butter pickles this afternoon, that today's theme was cucumbers.

Hope you are all doing well!
~Tanya - mama to 5 with #6 on the way. :)

One peeled cucumber, chopped finely
add 1/4 of finely chopped onion
one finely chopped tomato
about 2 TBSP of chopped cilantro
1/4 tsp. cumin
2 Tbsp. lemon juice
salt and pepper to taste

Put it all in a bowl and stir. Store for an hour or more to blend the flavors. Put on homemade tacos, salad, burritos ~ whatever you are making that might have a Southwest, Mediterranean, Spanish, Mexican flair. A delicious, easy thing!

(Sorry, I'm not computer savvy enough to link/click/add!!)

This salad is a favorite at our house - cucumbers in sour cream. It is very easy.

SPeel and slice cucumbers (preferably home grown or purchased at a farm stand) as thick as you like in a bowl. Salt each layer liberally. Keep adding slices of cucumbers and salt. Let sit for half hour or an hour. Drain water well. Taste. If not salty enough add a little more salt. Now add the sour cream to taste and mix well. You may sprinkle some white vinegar. We like it with the vinegar the best. We love to eat this with bread or with a main dish.

My small garden produced a lot of cucumbers and no matter how you chop cucumbers they are just that, cucumbers. I have never canned or pickled anything so in my google search for the simple pickles I found I had all the ingredients in my pantry, except for the canning jars that is. In an hours time I had 8 pints of pickles. By the recipes recommendation you should wait for a week before eating. I will find out Sunday if they are good or not. :)

I posted my recipe I use for dill pickles that are super simple!

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