Tuesday, July 15, 2014

9 cool cucumber recipes (CSA Share Ninja Rescue 2014)

Need new ideas for cucumbers from your garden, CSA share or farmers' market? Enjoy these nine delicious recipes using cool, crisp cucumbers.

get 9 cool cucumber recipes for this popular summer produce

Hopefully by now I don't need to remind you how CSA Share Ninja Rescue works -- but I guess I will anyway. You tell me what veg you received (or will be receiving) in your CSA share box or found at the farmers' market that you don't know what to do with, and The Ninj rescues you each Tuesday with a whole bunch of recipe ideas from me and my favorite fellow food bloggers.

Nearly two months into The Rescue (now in its fourth year!), this week we're tackling one of everyone's favorites: cucumbers! Seriously: Do you know anyone who doesn't like cucumbers? (Don't answer that because, if you do, that's just freakin' cray cray and I don't want to meet him or her.)

Cucumber Recipes

1) Best-evah dill pickles

2) Curry pickles (from Homemade Trade)

3) Verde Mary cocktail (from Beard and Bonnet)

4) Skinny cucumber salad (from Healthy Seasonal Recipes)

5) Asian pork burgers with quick pickled cucumbers

6) Cucumber rolls with pesto shrimp salad (from Southern Boy Dishes)

7) Dilly cucumber dip (from Bakeaholic Mama)

8) Cilantro cucumber boozy lemonade (from Nutmeg Nanny)

9) Chilled cucumber and avocado soup (from Inspired Edibles)

Ya good with your cukes? Never fear: Simply check out the recipe suggestions from prior years of the CSA Share Ninja Rescue for whatever veg is giving you fits.

Now, friends -- what produce can I help you with for next week's roundup? Leave a comment: The Ninj wants to know.


  1. I keep getting cukes in my CSA and have no idea what to do with them! Ever. Definitely trying all of these!!

    1. Lucky you, Joanne! Don't forget to check the previous years' CSA Share Ninja Rescue for more cuke recipes, too: http://www.yankeekitchenninja.com/2010/07/csa-share-ideas.html

  2. So many beauts... OMG on the Verde Mary Cocktail -- wow! A definite blow up for my screams of summer board. Thanks for the inspiration and, as always, for the love :)

    1. You know The Ninj .... always sneaking in a veggie cocktail. :-)