Cucumbers are a delicious food to eat this summer. Not only are they great on their own as a snack, but they also are super versatile! They’ll give your dish a nice crunch and burst of freshness. You can put cucumber in salads, sushi, soup, and so much more. It’s the perfect way to keep cool on hot days. If you need some inspiration for using this summer fave, check out these 15 vegan recipes with cucumbers! To make your cucumber experience complete, save two slices to put on your eyes while you rest after eating. It’ll make you feel like your at a luxury spa right at home! A meal and rejuvenation–what more could you ask for?
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1. Emerald Kale Detox Soup
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A light and fresh green soup for a refreshing spring meal! You’ll love Helyn Dunn‘s Emerald Kale Detox Soup!
2. Ultimate Veggie Sandwich
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This beast of a veggie sandwich consists of several layers. You can choose to use regular bread or bagel bread, and add plant based cream cheese, avocado, sprouts, and all the good green stuff! This Ultimate Veggie Sandwich by Gina Fontana is definitely goals.
3. Cucumber Tomato Salad with Creamy Garlic Dressing
Crunchy cucumbers, salty greens, and juicy cherry tomatoes are diced together in this light and refreshing summery salad. Tossed with a generous amount of Creamy Garlic Dressing, each vegetable is covered in the savory and flavorful sauce. Vegetables diced into tiny pieces are much more enjoyable to eat, plus they get completely covered in the dressing and absorb all its amazing flavors. You have to try Kristina Humphreys‘ Cucumber Tomato Salad with Creamy Garlic Dressing!
4. Magical Summer Rolls
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Beautiful, colorful, and absolutely magical-looking, these Magical Summer Rolls by Natalie Yonan are the perfect light lunch for warm weather days. These summer rolls are lined with polka beets and golden beets, so not only do they taste delicious, they’re also a feast for the eyes. Creamy, homemade almond butter sauce pairs perfectly with their crisp texture and fresh flavor.
5. Mango Cucumber Relish
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This bright and refreshing Mango Cucumber Relish by Nita Ragoonanan is the perfect topping for a variety of dishes, or even just great on chips as a snack! The mango and cucumber combine with lemon, red pepper, seasoning and a slight kick from jalapeños to create the perfect mix of sweet and spicy.
6. Roasted Sweet Potato Sushi
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This savory Roasted Sweet Potato Sushi by Bianca the Green Creator is light, elegant, and absolutely delicious. The tangy rice is filled with soft, creamy roasted sweet potatoes and crunchy, fresh cucumbers and then wrapped tightly in a nori. This is the perfect snack to serve at a fancy dinner and can also double as a great lunch
7. Quinoa Tabbouleh Stuffed Tomatoes
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These Quinoa Tabbouleh Stuffed Tomatoes by Stephanie McKinnie are a unique twist on the classic tabbouleh with the addition of vinegar and quinoa. These stuffed tomatoes are full of flavor and are super easy to make! They make the perfect party appetizer or simply delicious side.
8. Hydrating Super Green Smoothie
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A delicious, fresh and hydrating smoothie with a kick. Filled with nutritious ingredients, such as apples, mangoes, kale, lemon juice, ginger, cucumbers and hemp hearts. This Hydrating Super Green Smoothie by Caroline Doucet a great drink when fighting a cold or when spending your days outside in the heat.
9. Sweet Potato Seitan Burger with Cucumber Yogurt Sauce
This burger combines sweet potato and seitan to bring you the ultimate veggie burger, topped with a refreshing cucumber yogurt sauce! You won’t be able to put this Sweet Potato Seitan Burger with Cucumber Yogurt Sauce by True Foods Blog down!
10. Cucumber Seaweed Salad
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This Cucumber Seaweed Salad by Claire Ragozzino is both light and refreshing on its own, but pairs well with brown rice, toasted tofu, and big juicy slice of avocado to make it a more balanced meal. You can never go wrong with that deliciously satisfying umami taste of ume plum vinegar paired with lime and tamari.
11. Superpower Smoothie Bowl
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The nice thing about this Superpower Smoothie Bowl by Amy Height is that it’s thick enough to support some deliciously textured superfoods on top: in this version, raw cacao, bee pollen and hemp seeds. Of course, you could add on whatever you like: goji berries, fresh fruit, coconut, nuts, homemade granola, whatever speaks to you.
12. Deconstructed Sushi Bowl with Spicy Sriracha Dressing
This Deconstructed Sushi Bowl with Spicy Sriracha Dressing from Plant Power Bowls, Sapana Chandra is made from all the ingredients commonly used to make plant-based sushi, but it doesn’t require any nori-rolling skills. It contains fresh mango for a delicate, sweet flavor; cucumber, carrots, and cabbage for crunch; avocado for creamy, healthy fat; and a spicy dressing for balanced heat. If you’d like to incorporate even more vegetables, replace the white or brown rice with cauliflower rice.
13. Greek Salad With Homemade Feta Cheese
The Greek salad is a typical recipe of the cuisine of Greece that is made with the typical ingredients of this country and the Mediterranean diet in general. The basis of this rich and easy salad are tomatoes, red onion, cucumber, pepper, olives and feta cheese. Traditionally it is seasoned with olive oil, salt, pepper and oregano. You have to try Yana Christyakova‘s Greek Salad With Homemade Feta Cheese!
14. Basil Cucumber Gazpacho
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15. Fresh Apple Cinnamon Juice
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This Fresh Apple Cinnamon Juice by Molly Patrick is comforting, healthy, and tasty. It’s great for keeping you healthy (or helping you get healthy) during cold season, but is also perfect any time and any occasion. This refreshing beverage is made with apples, cucumber, cinnamon, and ginger. Try making this apple cinnamon juice––it’s amazing!
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