Crisp, refreshing cucumber is a welcome summertime treat that's a great way to beat the heat. Use them in salads, blend them into chilled soups, or incorporate them into a classic yogurt dip.
Whatever you decide to do with them, they're certainly a delicious and versatile fruit (that's right, it's technically fruit) that is open to a variety of preparations and cuisines.
This week, The Daily Meal's editorial team flexed its creative muscles and created six original recipes with cucumbers for you to enjoy. Highlights include a spicy cucumber and wild salmon ceviche, made with fiery dried Thai bird's-eye chiles, as well as a sublime (and strong) gin and cucumber cocktail. Cooking (or not cooking) with cucumbers has never been so exciting.