Top 20 Dishes To Make From Cucumber

top 20 dishes to make from cucumber

Cucumbers, with their antioxidant properties, low calories, and high water content, are a part of our regular meals in the form of salads or out in raita; we relish them with joy in the hot afternoons of summer. It is primarily enjoyed as an appetizer with black salt and chili powder. Even their peels can be turned into delicious dishes. Cucumbers are used in three forms for cooking, sliced, pickled, and seedless. Varieties of curries are made from it for a refreshing taste with local spices. However, it can be quickly cooked in 10 to 15 mins. Cooked properly, it is suitable for diabetic patients and people working the day in the sun’s heat. Served with yogurt, it will leave you awestruck and wanting more. 

1. Cucumber Gazpacho

A very fresh take on cucumbers, this dish makes it a hero. Gazpacho is usually created by combining onions, tomatoes, and peppers, but this dish includes cucumbers to give it a subtle flavor and coolness. You must try this recipe for a healthy snack instead of buying packets of chips and bottles of sugary cold sodas.

1 Cucumber Gazpacho

2. Chilled Cucumber Soup

This should be your go-to dish whenever you crave soups next time. With low calories and rich in flavonoids and antioxidants, it will help you regain freshness and add to your strength. Made with local spices, cucumber, and dry herbs, it can be consumed after half an hour of refrigeration. 

2 Chilled Cucumber Soup

3. Malabar Cucumber Relish With Peanuts

It is an exciting dish you should try whenever you feel like having something spicy. With local aromatic spices and peanuts, fennel, and cumin seeds, cucumbers are added to make it healthier. Peppercorns and white vinegar add to the authentic taste of this food. It can be served alone and enjoyed in leisure.

3 Malabar Cucumber Relish With Peanuts

4. Kheere Ke Pakode

When it comes to snacking, who doesn’t love pakodas and especially children come running hearing the name of the fried dish? Though it may sound unhealthy, it is packed in antioxidants which help our body fight many diseases. Cucumbers are deep fried and coated in a tangy and spicy batter. 

4 Kheere Ke Pakode

5. Cucumber Cooler

To beat the summer heat, we always crave something cool to drink and choose the cheap soda drinks available in the nearby shops, but this healthy alternative will keep you wanting more. Cucumbers added with lemon juice and crushed ice can be mixed in a shaker for a superb result. Add mint for a fantastic flavor.

5 Cucumber Cooler

6. Pulissery

A classic preparation made from local spices in Kerela. With the coolness of cucumbers, this dish will leave you wanting more. It mixes garden vegetables and cucumbers with aromatic herbs to keep our health in check. It can easily be consumed alone, garnished with fresh curry leaves.

6 Pulissery

7. Kapa Maki 

Here’s an easy recipe for all the vegetarian sushi lovers who can’t always go out for sushi hunting. You can make it at home with few ingredients, and you’ll be amazed by the outcome. Cucumber marinates in ginger, soy sauce, and wasabi are used in this dish to make it a complete meal. It can be served with a hot soup. 

7 Kapa Maki

8. Chilled Cucumber And Prawn Soup

Cucumber and prawns are used to make this dish very alluring. To give this soup a unique flavor, local spices are added. Served hot, it can be a fantastic appetizer. It can also be served to guests in the evenings. It is a perfect summer treat for our hungry stomachs. With its low calories and high antioxidants, it will be your favorite soup.

8 Chilled Cucumber And Prawn Soup

9. Kheere Ki Raita

Raita has always been a favorite incredible dish among people living in the heat zones of the earth. Cucumbers are used in raita with a pinch of black salt and black pepper for a calming and refreshing taste. It fills our stomachs to an extent and keeps our hunger at bay. It can be served with main course meals like biriyani or parathas.

9 Kheere Ki Raita

10. Khamang Kakdi

It is a spicy and tangy salad made with cucumber from Maharashtrian cuisines rich in antioxidants; it hydrates our body from within. Made with local spices, it tastes fantastic. It is a very refreshing dish served with parathas as the side dish or can be savored alone as a quick healthy snack. 

10 Khamang Kakdi

11. Cucumber Cheesecake

Cucumber cheesecake is a refreshing food item and can be savored alone as a sweet and yummy snack or can be packed for lunches. Cheese, garlic, cucumbers, and curd are used to make this alluring dish. Rich, creamy, and full of various flavors, it’s sure to attract the kids.

11 Cucumber Cheesecake

12. Stir Fried Cucumber

Cucumbers are tossed in groundnut oil with finely chopped garlic, ginger, and spring onions. Black bean sauce is added for flavoring. It is a dish inspired by the dishes of Western China. Cooked cucumbers are creamy in texture and flavored with different ingredients; they’re perfect for a side dish.

12 Stir Fried Cucumber

13. Chinese Smashed Cucumbers With Sesame Oil And Garlic

People in China are very fond of cucumbers because of the hot weather and hot served food; they always try to incorporate cucumber salads in their meals. Garnished with cilantro leaves and mixed with local spices for flavoring the cucumbers with their freshness makes us feel fantastic from within.

13 Chinese Smashed Cucumbers With Sesame Oil And Garlic

14. Cucumber And Spinach Raita

It’s a refreshing take on salads. Unique and delicious this salad will give you beautiful vibes to get out of the dull salad stupor. Cucumbers are added with blanched spinach, onions, curd, and cumin powder for a lip-smacking salad. Try this out if you’re dieting or find of trying different salads.

14 Cucumber And Spinach Raita

15. Creamy Pineapple Cucumber Smoothie

We try to limit cucumbers to salads, but this is a smoothie recipe you’ll love to try for health benefits. Made with pineapple, bananas, citrus fruits, and spinach, this is a healthy smoothie. Coconut milk is added for creaminess. This recipe is good for our skin and nails. You should try this recipe to gain the health benefits from it quickly in a few minutes.

15 Creamy Pineapple Cucumber Smoothie

16. Smoked Salmon Cucumber Rolls 

This is an easy peasy quick dish with a high nutritious value. Low in calories and high in moisture and Omega 3 Fatty Acids it is a fantastic dish if you’re a non-vegetarian. It is made with only three ingredients, cucumbers, cheese, and smoked salmon. Spices are added for flavoring, or you can skip them.

16 Smoked Salmon Cucumber Rolls

17. Cucumber Pickle

Homemade pickles taste terrific when we overspread them on chapatis or sandwiches. This is a simple, quick, fix pickle you can make in a few minutes and store for a few weeks. Sliced cucumbers are added with vinegar and coriander seeds, mustard seeds, and dill with the right amount of salt. 

17 Cucumber Pickle

18. Rainbow Summer Rolls

These colorful rolls are eye-catching and will tempt you to taste them often. With the goodness of mixed vegetables and cucumbers, they’re very healthy for our bodies and help remove dehydration. Children love to eat this nutritious roll because of the authentic flavors. This will be your go-to dish once you have it.

18 Rainbow Summer Rolls

19. Vietnamese Chicken Curry And Rice Noodle Bowl

Cucumbers are primarily included in a lot of Vietnamese dishes for their freshness and cooling effect that provide our digestive system with calmness. It is a healthy salad perfect for lunch or dinner made with curried chicken, rice noodles coated with vinegar and lime juice, and mixed vegetables and green herbs. 

19 Vietnamese Chicken Curry And Rice Noodle Bowl

20. Cucumber And Peanut Salad

Paired with the crunchiness of cucumbers, it aids in reviving the water loss from our body. It keeps us full for a more extended period and aids weight loss. It can be garnished with chaat masala or coriander leaves for desireable results. You must try this salad whenever you’re craving a healthy snack.

20 Cucumber And Peanut Salad