28 Delicious And Fresh Lemon Cucumber Recipes

Cucumbers have a high-water content which makes them very hydrating. This is why they’re often used in juices or smoothies. The cucumber helps the body absorb more of the nutrients from the juice or smoothie.

28 Delicious And Fresh Lemon Cucumber Recipes

It also helps keep you hydrated throughout the day. So, today we have 28 lemon and cucumber recipes to start off your day well. 

1. Asian Pear & Lemon Cucumber Salad

Crisp Asian pears are one of our favorite fruits because we love how they pair well with everything. 

This recipe includes some of our favorite ingredients, like avocado, cherry tomatoes, and crispy tempeh bits. If you don’t have those items, just swap out what you do have in the fridge.

2. Easy Lemon Cucumber Pickles

If you love pickles, you’ll want to make these easy lemon cucumber pickles. They are great served alongside chicken wings or a sandwich, or even just as a snack.

You can use regular cucumbers here, but we prefer the small, thin-skinned ones because they don’t require much prep work. Plus, the thinner skin makes it easier to slice into rounds.

3. Tangy Lemon Cucumber Pickles

Lemon cucumbers are one of our favorite vegetables to use in recipes because they’re crisp and juicy, making them perfect for salads and sandwiches. 

These simple pickles take advantage of those qualities while adding a splash of acidity to keep things interesting. 

4. Lebanese Lemon Cucumber Salad

This summer salad is the right combination of salty, creamy, crunchy, tangy, sweet, sour, and spicy. The flavors are balanced out perfectly by the addition of finely chopped red onions and mint leaves.

You could easily use any type of cucumber you like, just keep in mind that thin-skinned ones work best here.

5. Lemon Cucumber Recipe With Pesto

This fun and refreshing lemon cucumber recipe will be a welcomed addition to your menu.

To prepare the pesto blend together basil leaves, garlic, citrus juice, almonds, Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, salt, pepper, and spices in a food processor.

Spread over sliced or chopped lemons and serve. You can add a little cayenne pepper for a spicy twist.

6. Lemon Cucumber Cocktail

Looking for a refreshingly delicious drink to accompany your summer meals, but don’t have much time to spare? 

Try this gin cocktail recipe, which uses just five ingredients — Bombay Sapphire, Canadian dry tonic, lemon juice, lemon cucumber, and lemon verbena — to create a simple, clean, and refreshing cocktail.

7. Lemon-Infused Cucumber Pickles

Lemon cucumbers are like candy apples, sweet and sour at the same time. They’re perfect for adding a little zing to sandwiches, wraps, tacos, and burgers.

In this easy recipe, you’ll find just what you need to make a quick batch of pickles.

8. Lemon, Onion, And Cucumber Salad

Lemon cucumbers are one of those fruits that taste best when eaten raw. They’re light, refreshing, and juicy — just like this recipe.

This salad tastes great as a side dish or appetizer, and it makes a nice addition to grilled meats.

9. Lemon Cucumber Tofu Salad Recipe

This recipe is one of our favorite quick meals. We love how versatile it is — you can eat it as a light lunch or dinner, or even make it into the main course by adding some cooked quinoa or brown rice. 

10. Lemon Cucumber Vodka Gimlet

Use freshly squeezed lime as the base for the drink. If you don’t have a juicer handy, simply use a standard blender or food processor to extract the juice from the limes.

Then follow the same recipe above, substituting lime juice for the lemon juice.

11. Lemon Cucumber And Macadamia Nut Salad

This salad is light and refreshing and it’s packed with vegetables. Good for your palate and your heart! Cherry tomatoes, lemon cucumbers, and red onions are tossed together with quinoa, macadamias, and a simple vinaigrette.

Serve over greens or enjoy alone.

12. Minted Zucchini, Pea, And Lemon Cucumber Salad

This salad uses fresh ingredients and simple flavors to make a refreshing side dish. You will love how easy it is to prepare. Ingredients include lemon cucumbers, mint leaves, frozen peas, zucchini slices, and a light vinaigrette.

13. Lemon Cucumber + Heirloom Tomato Salad

This light and refreshing salad are sure to become one of your favorite summer salads. This salad is great served warm or cold, making it perfect for lunch or dinner.

You could even make this into a side dish for a special occasion, such as a picnic or barbecue.

14. Lemon Cucumber And Cherry Tomato Salad

Lemon cucumbers are often overlooked because people think they’re too watery. But don’t let that fool you – they’re actually great for salads like this one where they add tanginess and crunch to the dish.

15. Creamy German Cucumber Salad

This German cucumber salad is one of our favorite salads. We love how it combines crunchiness and softness in every bite. This recipe is super simple and takes less than 20 minutes to put together. 

16. Asian Cucumber Salad

Cucumbers are one of those fruits that seem like they should be easy to eat, but some people find them hard to digest because they contain a lot of water.

However, there are ways to make cucumbers easier to digest. They can be sliced thinly and eaten raw, added to salads, or cooked.

17. Samin Nosrat’s Vietnamese Cucumber Salad

Vietnamese cuisine is known for being spicy, sweet, sour, salty, and savory. One dish that combines all those flavors is called Cucumber Salad. In fact, it’s one of the most popular salads in Vietnam.

If you’ve never tried making this recipe, we’re sure you’ll love it.

18. Greek Cucumber Salad

This salad is one of our favorites because we’re always looking for something different to serve guests. This salad is simple to make, healthy, and delicious.

19. Lemon Cucumber Salad With Dill

To make sure the cucumbers didn’t turn mushy, we salted them and let them sit overnight. We added lemon juice, dill, salt, pepper, and olive oil to our favorite creamy Italian dressing; it gave us a bright, tangy flavor profile. 

20. Cucumber Cups With Caramelized Onion And Bacon

The secret to this recipe is the combination of bacon and caramelized onion. To make it easier to stuff the cups, you’ll want to use small sliced of bacon.

21. Asian Cucumber Salad

A refreshing Asian cucumber salad recipe that is perfect for summer entertaining.

This recipe includes ingredients like peanuts, cilantro, basil, mint, garlic, ginger, rice vinegar, lime juice, sesame oil, soy sauce, sugar, salt, pepper, and red chili flakes. 

22. Cucumber Lemon Water Recipe

Cucumber Lemon Water Recipe – A refreshing beverage that tastes great and is easy to make. Ingredients include lemons, cucumbers, ice cubes, and water. This recipe makes enough for 4 to 8 people.

23. Mediterranean Cucumber Salad With Lemon Dressing

This Mediterranean cucumber salad is one of those recipes you’ll want to keep handy because it’s simple, healthy, and delicious. Plus, it’s great served warm or cold. You could even add some feta cheese for extra flavor.

24. Easy Lemon Cucumber Refrigerator Pickles

Refrigerator pickles are very easy to make and take no longer than 10 minutes to prepare. They come together quickly and are ready to eat within a day or two. You can use whatever vegetables you like.

This recipe uses dill, but feel free to experiment with different flavors.

25. Chilled Lemon-Dill Cucumber Noodles

The best part about this recipe is that it uses ingredients that most people already have in their kitchen. You’ll find yourself whipping up a bowl of these every week.

26. Refreshing Cucumber Lemonade

Blend cucumber in a blender until smooth. Pour cucumber mixture into a fine mesh straining bag set over a large measuring cup. Allow draining until you have about 2 cups of cucumber juice in a measuring cup, about 15 minutes. 

27. Fresh Cucumber Lemonade Juice

Cucumber juice is easy enough to make, but it takes some forethought to avoid a nasty surprise. 

If you’re planning to serve it chilled, you’ll want to cut off the ends of the cucumbers and slice them into quarters lengthwise. Then, just rinse and pat dry. You don’t really need much else.

28. Cucumber Mint Lemonade

If you’re looking for something delicious to serve during warm weather months, look no further. 

This cucumber mint lemonade recipe combines the best parts of both sweet and sour flavors. You don’t even need ice cubes because it’s cold enough outside to keep things chilled without adding extra calories.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Are Lemon Cucumbers?

Lemon cucumbers are a fun, unusual vegetable that you won’t find anywhere else. This particular variety is grown specifically for juicing.

They look like little balls of sunshine, and they’re about the size of a golf ball. Like little balls of sunshine, they are cucumbers — but unlike most cucumbers, they have bright yellow skin and a greenish-yellow interior.

What Do Lemon Cucumbers Taste Like?

The word “cucumber” usually conjures up images of pickles and salads, but there are many different varieties of cucumbers out there. 

One of those varieties is called a lemon cucumber. These are the perfect addition to a salad or sandwich because they have a mild cucumber taste with just enough citrus to give it some zing. 

Final Thoughts

There are plenty of ways to enjoy these unique vegetables. Whether you’re using them fresh or juiced, this list will help you get started on your next adventure.

28 Delicious And Fresh Lemon Cucumber Recipes

28 Delicious And Fresh Lemon Cucumber Recipes

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Lemon and cucumber are two ingredients that complement each other in any dish, so why not try one of these 28 delicious lemon cucumber recipes below?

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