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What can i do with lots of cucumbers?

Last post Aug 03, 2011 4:57 PM by saladsRcool . 10 replies.

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  • What can i do with lots of cucumbers?

    My son gave me a large bucket of them, i am not good at making pickles as they turn soft.

    But what else can i do with them? I don`t want them to go to waste.

  • Re: What can i do with lots of cucumbers?

    These pickles are great & will stay crispy!  No canning required!

    Easy Refrigerator Pickles

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    This is a great way to use cucumbers and onions from the garden. Here in Upstate New York, we have an abundance of cucumbers.

    SERVINGS: 24

    CATEGORY: Low Fat


    TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling


    • 6 cups thinly sliced cucumbers
    • 2 cups thinly sliced onions
    • 1-1/2 cups sugar
    • 1-1/2 cups cider vinegar
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seed
    • 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves


    Place cucumbers and onions in a large bowl; set aside. Combine remaining ingredients in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Cook and stir just until the sugar is dissolved. Pour over cucumber mixture; cool. Cover tightly and refrigerate for at least 24 hours before serving. Yield: 6 cups.

    Easy Refrigerator Pickles Recipe


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  • Re: What can i do with lots of cucumbers?

                                                     Cucumber Salad

    Peel, halve and slice cukes. As many as you want

    2C white or cider vinegar

    2C water

    3/4C sugar ( more or less to taste

    1tsp, salt

    Pepper to taste

    1/2 to 1 bunch chopped dill

    Heat the vinegar,water,sugar, and salt until the sugar is dissolved.

    throw in dill and peppe

    Put all the cukes in a non- reactive bowl and pour on the mixture

    put in refridgerator for a few hours.

    Serve and enjoy!  


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    And the current upsets your boat

    Don't think of things that might have been

    Just lay on your back and float

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  • Re: What can i do with lots of cucumbers?

    * Exported from MasterCook *

                                Refrigerator Dills

    Recipe By     :
    Serving Size  : 0     Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories    : Onions                          Pickles

      Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    --------  ------------  --------------------------------
      1             Gallon  cucumbers -- cut into chunks
      2                     red onions -- sliced
      4                     jalapeno peppers -- seeded & sliced
      6             Cloves  garlic -- minced
      2 1/2    Tablespoons  dill weed
      2              Heads  fresh dill
      1                Cup  cider vinegar
         1/3           Cup  pickling salt
      4               Cups  water

    Pack the vegetables into a gallon jar in layers with the dill and garlic
    scattered throughout. Bring the brine ingredients to a boil and then pour
    over the vegetables in the jar. Let stand at room temp till cool, then
    refrigerate for 48 hours.

    These are great! 




  • Re: What can i do with lots of cucumbers?

    We love this salad and you can add different herbs to suit your tastes, like fresh dill for example




    Sour Cream Cucumber Salad   

    1 C sour cream – light okay, do not use fat free in this recipe

    1 tsp onion powder (or 3 T fresh minced onion)

    1 Tbls sugar

    1 ½ tsp salt

    2 Tbls white vinegar

    4 ½ C thinly sliced cucumbers – about 6 medium


    Blend together sugar, salt, sour cream, onion powder and vinegar.


    Add cucumbers, toss to coat.


    Cover and chill at least 2 hours before serving


    Serves:  8


  • Re: What can i do with lots of cucumbers?
    * Exported from MasterCook *

                              Fresh Frozen Cucumbers

    Recipe By     :
    Serving Size  : 8     Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories    : Cucumbers                       Freezing

      Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    --------  ------------  --------------------------------
      2              large  cucumbers -- thinly sliced
      2        tablespoons  salt
      1 1/2           cups  white sugar
      1 1/2           cups  distilled vinegar

    Place the cucumbers in a bowl; sprinkle with salt, and refrigerate 24
    hours. Rinse and drain the cucumbers, pressing out as much water as
    possible. Place the cucumbers in a bowl, and stir in the sugar and
    vinegar. Refrigerate 24 hours more. Place in freezer containers and

    ENJOY!!    pegg                               


  • Re: What can i do with lots of cucumbers?


    Cucumbers In Cream Sauce

    4 cucumber, peeled and thinly sliced
    1 onion, sliced
    2 tsp. salt
    1/2 cup heavy cream
    2 tbs. vinegar
    1/4 tsp. salt
    1/8 tsp. pepper

    Combine the cucumbers, onion, and salt.  Let stand at room
    temperature about 1 hour.  Drain well.  Combine the heavy cream,
    vinegar, salt and pepper.  Add the heavy cream mixture to the to
    cucumber mixture, and stir.  Chill several hours before serving.


  • Re: What can i do with lots of cucumbers?

    If you have never made gazpacho now is the time to try it. This is a great summer soup that you serve cold. Some people dice all the vegetables and then puree them. What a waste. Leave them diced. The crunch is a good thing. 

    (If you like it spicy add a splash or two of hot pepper sauce)

    4 cups tomato juice (I prefer Campbell's)
    2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
    2 tablespoons white vinegar
    2 tablespoons lemon juice
    1 dash worcestershire sauce
    salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
    1-2 garlic cloves, minced fine (to taste)
    3-4 tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped fine
    1 cucumber, peeled, seeded and chopped fine
    1/4 red onion, chopped fine
    1 avocado, cut into small cubes
    (a bit of chopped cilantro, optional)

    Mix all ingredients in a large, non-reactive container. Refrigerate and serve well chilled.


  • Re: What can i do with lots of cucumbers?

    Thank you all for the great recipes.I don`t know which one to try first as they all sound good.

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