Holidays & Events

It’s time to celebrate! Get inspired to go above-and-beyond with our special recipes for holidays and events that take you from appetizers to dessert.

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    Air-Fryer Gyro Sandwiches

    I love Gyros, but feel the meat part can be complicated! Using meatballs, Greek seasoning and air-frying them makes things so much easier! —Donna-Marie Ryan, Topsfield, MA

    Din Tai Fung Chilled Cucumber Salad

    3 reviews

    My family and I are obsessed with Din Tai Fung, a famous Taiwanese restaurant in California, and its chilled cucumber...

    Turnip Greens Salad

    My Turnip Greens Salad was created using items from my garden. Because most people cook turnip greens, I wanted to...

    Watermelon and Cucumber Salsa

    The combo of watermelon and cucumber may sound unusual—it tastes anything but! Eat the salsa with chips, or serve it...

    Cucumber Coleslaw

    4 reviews

    I created this cucumber coleslaw recipe so I could use a julienne peeler I received as a gift. I had...

    Cucumber and Hummus Boats

    1 review

    The refreshing combo of cucumber and hummus really brings this meatless meal together. It transports easily, making it a great...

    Shrimp and Cucumber Canapes

    1 review

    These cute stacks really stand out in a holiday appetizer buffet. Tasty, cool and crunchy, they come together in a...

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    Best Ever Sweet Pickles

    7 reviews

    I pack away homegrown cucumbers every summer. This recipe is based on the pickled veggies in Brown Eggs and Jam...

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    36 Cucumber Recipes to Make This Summer

    Garden-fresh cucumbers are the main attraction in these summery salads, side dishes, salsas and more.

    6 Cucumber Varieties and How to Use Them

    Cucumbers are a deliciously refreshing veggie that tastes amazing in salads, gazpachos and all on their own. Here are some...

    Tzatziki Chicken

    10 reviews

    I like to make classic chicken recipes for my family but the real fun is trying a fresh new twist....

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    Our 20 Best Cucumber Salads

    Cool cucumber salads are just the side dish you need for summertime potlucks and backyard bashes.

    Citrus and Cucumber Infused Water

    1 review

    If you’ve ever enjoyed cucumber and citrus in a drink before, you know how beautifully they go together. Skip the...

    Freezer Cucumber Pickles

    11 reviews

    When I first started to make these crunchy and satisfying freezer pickles, I wasn't sure if the method would actually...

    Healthy Greek Bean Dip

    This crowd-pleasing appetizer is healthy to boot! Folks will love to eat their veggies when they can dip them in...

    Refrigerator Garden Pickles

    6 reviews

    Canning isn't necessary for these crisp-tender, tangy pickles. Keep them in the fridge and eat them up within a month....

    End of Garden Relish

    1 review

    We dollop this tangy relish on burgers, hot dogs and salads. It’s a cool way to use up garden produce,...

    Garden-Fresh Seafood Cocktail

    4 reviews

    For something cool on a hot day, we mix shrimp and crabmeat with crunchy veggies straight from the garden. Look...

    Jalapeno Bread & Butter Pickles

    9 reviews

    Even the heat-shy will want to dip into these bread and butter pickles with a surprise flavor kick. Ay caramba,...

    Shiitake-Chicken Sliders

    1 review

    My husband and I love Asian cuisine. One of our favorite things to order at a Thai restaurant is chicken...

    Layered Hummus Dip

    4 reviews

    My love for Greece inspired this fast, easy Mediterranean dip. It is fabulous for parties and a delicious way to...

    Onion Cucumber Salad with Vinegar Dressing

    7 reviews

    This crisp refreshing salad is flavored with green pepper and a sprinkling of celery seed, then drizzled with a slightly...

    Pita Burgers

    2 reviews

    I serve this tasty variation on the traditional hamburger at backyard get-togethers. Similar to Greek gyros, the herbed ground beef...

    Garden Cucumber Tomato Salad

    8 reviews

    This recipe comes from my husband's great-grandmother. It's especially good with ripe tomatoes from the garden, but drained canned tomatoes...

    Cucumber Fennel Salad

    3 reviews

    Looking for ways to use up cukes from your garden? Our Test Kitchen home economists suggests this refreshing side as...

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    Lime Cucumber Salsa

    3 reviews

    This unique salsa tastes terrific with chicken and fish, on top of baked potatoes or eaten as a dip with...

    Microwave Pickles

    11 reviews

    You can enjoy a small batch of these sweet crunchy pickles anytime without the work of traditional canning methods. They're...

    Sweet-Sour Pasta Salad

    9 reviews

    Fresh garden vegetables add color and crunch to this attractive salad. Its pleasant vinaigrette-type dressing is sparked with ground mustard...

    Refrigerator Pickles

    11 reviews

    "These pickles are some of the best I have ever eaten. They're so good and easy to make that you'll...

    Pineapple Cucumber Salsa

    3 reviews

    It’s hard to beat the sweet, tangy taste of fresh salsa on a hot summer day. This makes a great...

    Dad’s Greek Salad

    10 reviews

    The heart of a Greek salad recipe is in the olives, feta, cucumbers and tomatoes. Dress it with olive oil...