The weather here has been perfect for our gardens! Sunny days, rainy evenings, and cool nights. It has been years since we have had such a nice summer! I remember this time last year sitting on my porch sweating. It was such a hot, dry summer last year, I totally gave up on the garden.
This year is so different. I find myself running to keep up with the veggies coming out in the garden, especially the cucumbers. It has been years since we have had such a great harvest, I have had to go back into my archives for recipes to use them all!
Here are 4 fairly easy ways to use up those cukes and enjoy the taste of summer!
- CUCUMBER WATER – there are so many benefits to adding some sliced cucumbers to your water bottle everyday. Other than the taste (which is delicious) it really has a lot of health benefits! Read more here.
- REFRIGERATOR PICKLES – just 10 minutes and you can jam 4-5 of those cucumbers in a jar and have pickles the next day! This is the fastest and easiest way to use them up and enjoy them all summer long! Have friends that like pickles? Get the recipe here!
- CUCUMBER SALAD – this is a great make ahead side dish recipe for BBQs, pot lucks or even weeknights dinners. Get the recipe here.
- HOMEMADE DILL RELISH – want to enjoy your cucumbers all winter long? Why not make your own dill relish? This tangy recipes full of dill is so much better than store bought! Learn how to make it here.
I hope these ideas help you out when you are staring at that huge basket of freshly picked cucumbers!