I love cucumbers but I don’t eat them enough. So I found some new recipes to add in my rotation. All of these are healthy, refreshing, and easy to make! Enjoy, Angel.

quinoa cucumber noodles_easy refreshing cucumber recipe meals and drinks-fitandhungry

Quinoa and Cucumber Noodles

2 cups cucumber, spiralized or julienned
2 cups chopped tomatoes
2 large avocados, diced
1 red onion, sliced
2 cups cooked quinoa
1 handful chopped parsley (or cilantro)

For the dressing:

1 ripe avocado
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
Juice of one lime
Salt and fresh cracked pepper, to taste
3/4 cup olive oil

Credit and full recipe: here

*The original recipe says this is 4-6 servings but the way I eat, it might be 3. Also, I’m not going to use raw onions.
cucumber lime fancy drink mocktail - easy refreshing cucumber recipe meals and drinks-fitandhungry

Cucumber Lime Mocktail

1 large cucumber

1 cup of water
2 limes
3 tbsp mint leaves
2 tbsp maple syrup
pinch of salt
1 cup carbonated mineral water
2 cups of ice cubes

Credit and full recipe: here.

I’m excited about this beverage. There are many ways to make it your own. I like the idea of using watermelon juice instead of maple syrup.
tuna bites on cucumber -easy refreshing cucumber recipe meals and drinks-fitandhungry

Cucumber Tuna Salad Bites

  • 5 oz can chunk light tuna in water, drained well
  • 2 tsp minced red onion, soaked in cold water for 5 minutes, then drained and rinsed
  • 1 Tbsp minced celery
  • 1 Tbsp minced dill
  • 1/4 C mayo
  • 1/2 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 2 cucumbers with slices down the sides
  • 3 grape tomatoes sliced into quarters

Credit and full recipe: here.

If you don’t like tuna, use something else because the presentation of this dish is a winner. 

tzatziki dip -easy refreshing cucumber recipe meals and drinks-fitandhungry

Want to keep it simple? Make tzatziki dip. It is easy and delicious.

Credit and full recipe is here.

None of these are my creations so if you don’t like the recipe, don’t complain over here. haha But I would love my “chef” friends to add their adjustments or recommendations. You always have helpful ideas!

I hope you found something new to try!

xo Angel


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