Recently, a friend of mine called looking for cucumber recipes, as her small garden had exploded with the abundant vegetable.  Here is what I sent:

Obviously, cut-up slices are easy and great for dipping.  Be sure to try Cooking Light’s Peanut Butter Hummus, which pairs well with the mild flavor of cucumber.

Barefoot Contessa’s Creamy Cucumber Salad–one of my all-time favorites!
Cucumber Salad (vinegar, not creamy)
Barefoot Contessa’s Shrimp and Orzo (with a whole cucumber!)
Refrigerator Pickles:
Feta Dip with Cucumber–to eat with pita chips


Holly R. Layer received a B. A. in Journalism from Penn State and served four years in the U. S. Air Force before deciding to go back to school to become a Registered Dietician.  She loves running, reading, fine stationery, colorful kitchen gadgets and ALL things food-related.  An avid cook and baker, you can find her in the kitchen most days whipping up something yummy.  Too bad her husband, Andrew (an East Aurora native) is the pickiest man alive!  You can find her at