6 Cool and Creative Ways to Use Cucumber

Beat the heat with these delicious cucumber recipes
Pickled Onion and Cucumber Appetizer
Jane Bruce

Pickled Onion and Cucumber Appetizer

Crisp, refreshing cucumber is a welcome summertime treat that's a great way to beat the heat. Use them in salads, blend them into chilled soups, or incorporate them into a classic yogurt dip.

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Whatever you decide to do with them, they're certainly a delicious and versatile fruit (that's right, it's technically fruit) that is open to a variety of preparations and cuisines.

This week, The Daily Meal's editorial team flexed its creative muscles and created six original recipes with cucumbers for you to enjoy. Highlights include a spicy cucumber and wild salmon ceviche, made with fiery dried Thai bird's-eye chiles, as well as a sublime (and strong) gin and cucumber cocktail. Cooking (or not cooking) with cucumbers has never been so exciting.

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Will Budiaman is the Recipe Editor at The Daily Meal. Follow him on Twitter @WillBudiaman.