On a hot summer day, make this perfectly easy, cool and refreshing creamy cucumber salad plus get some ideas for ways to extend the recipe and make more food and delicious recipes!
Ready to Beat the Heat? Creamy Cucumber Salad – 1 Recipe, 3 Meals/Ways
I love Cucumbers. They are the perfect summer veggie. Right now I have three huge cucumber bushes growing in my garden, that are flowering like crazy but have yet to produce anything that resembled a little green cuke.
At any rate, I went and grabbed some from the farmer’s market the other day so I could have my fix. Cucumbers are so refreshing – chill a cucumber, slice it up and it makes a great cool snack for a hot day. That’s why I love this Creamy Cucumber Salad.
I don’t have to heat anything up, I use veggies straight out of my garden (okay, except this year since my cucumbers are being weird but the tomatoes are from my garden and so is the onion I used!)
Be sure and continue reading below the recipe for ways to change this up and extend the recipe beyond the normal Creamy Cucumber Salad.
Wondering how to do more with this recipe?
Before we get to the recipe, let’s talk about what things you can do with this delicious Creamy Cucumber Salad. Don’t be afraid to make double or even triple batches so you have lots to play around with.
I want you to think outside the box for a moment. Eating this Creamy Cucumber Salad the way I have described is only one way this delicious recipe can be enjoyed. And we do love it this way, don’t you dare get me wrong. But, I also love to change up a recipe and/or stretch it beyond it’s simple roots. So how do I do this with this recipe?
A second way to enjoy it, is to layer the Creamy Cucumber Salad on slices of bread, topped with another piece of bread and then slice into triangles and serve as little Cucumber Tea Sandwiches (we usually slice the cherry tomatoes in half for this or even in thirds if it’s a larger tomato, or leave them out of the mix and slice up a whole fresh tomato to add to the sandwiches). Delicious for an afternoon lunch, or even just a snack.
If you can stand a little heat (cooking wise), there’s a third way to enjoy this. Boil some pasta noodles on the stove top, we usually use the tri color spiral pasta but you can honestly use whatever you have (spinach noodles are great in this). Drain the pasta and rinse with cold water chilling the noodles. Add the Creamy Cucumber Salad and stir together. Chill for about a half hour or so. Serve for dinner, as a side dish or even with the tea sandwiches.
And just for good measure, I’m throwing in a fourth way. This Creamy Cucumber Salad is a good… salad also. Toss it with some lettuce or spinach leaves and you have an already made up dressing for your salad and you’ve added some extra veggies. Yum!
Do you do anything interesting with your Creamy Cucumber Salad or just enjoy it as is?
Nicole Cook is the owner/editor of Daily Dish Recipes, a lifestyle blog with an emphasis on food/cooking/cocktails and much more.
She calls the Midwest home – Missouri to be exact. Coffee is her go-to drink, music is her vice and she is endlessly tethered with devices to her online world. She loves all things planner, lives for her great big family and loves her pets endlessly!
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