1. Cold Lentil Salad with Cucumbers and Olives
This salad is wonderful served with dollops of ricotta or crumbled feta, so feel free to use whichever one you prefer or happen to have in the fridge.
2. The Easiest Tangy Cucumber Salad
This simple, quick-pickled cucumber salad actually tastes better the longer it sits, so feel free to make it the night before you need it.
3. Chilled Lemon-Dill Cucumber Noodles
These extra-refreshing "noodles" are a wonderful bed for a piece of seared salmon or even some smoked salmon. If you don't happen to have a spiralizer, you can use a vegetable peeler to shave the cucumber into thin ribbons.
4. Spiced Cucumber Sticks with Chaat Masala
These spiced cucumber sticks are probably the most ubiquitous of all street foods in India. The spice mix, chaat masala, is a mixture of a slew of spices, including coriander, cumin, and fennel.
5. Cucumber Gin & Tonic Pitcher Cocktail
Cucumbers are as deserving to be on your plate as they are to be in your cocktail. Here they give a classic gin and tonic and extra-refreshing twist that makes it all too easy to sip on.