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Vegan Quinoa Salad

2 reviews

Toasting the grain before it simmers isn't essential, but it does add a pleasant nuttiness to the flavor of this vegan quinoa salad. Mix and match whatever fresh herbs and veggies you have on hand. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Shaved Fennel Salad

1 review

This salad tastes even more impressive than it looks. It has an incredible crunch thanks to the cucumbers, radishes and...


Cool Cucumber Salad

2 reviews

This Salad is a refreshing complement to any meal, and it's attractive on the table. Whenever I'm asked to bring...


Layered Hummus Dip

3 reviews

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


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Easy Refrigerator Pickles

59 reviews

This easy refrigerator pickles recipe is a great way to use cucumbers and onions from the garden. Here in Upstate...

Mini Mixed Salads in Crispy Wontons

It's a salad and an appetizer all rolled into one bite-sized offering! Serve these snacks for your next get-together or...


Easy Homemade Pickles

5 reviews

My husband grows cucumbers, garlic and dill in the garden and eagerly waits for me to make these homemade pickles....

Potato Cucumber Soup

1 review

During the Depression we could buy a wheat sack full of fresh vegetables for 50¢. It was a "you-dig", "you-sack"...


Mashed Potatoes with Cucumber

2 reviews

The first time I tasted this combination was 53 years ago at my mother-in-law's house. My husband assured me I'd...


Cucumber and Red Onion Salad

14 reviews

This cucumber and onion salad is one of the first recipes I came up with myself. It's a great salad...


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....

Summer Garden Couscous Salad

24 reviews

This couscous salad makes the most of summer's bounty. I used to prepare it with a mayonnaise dressing, but lightened...


Cucumber & Grapefruit Mold

This old-fashioned gelatin is sure to bring back memories of Christmases past. It’s a refreshing addition to a heavy meal.


Tomato Vegetable Pasta Salad

2 reviews

Chock-full of garden-fresh goodness and veggies, this fresh-tasting side dish is colorful, refreshing and goes together in minutes! It makes...


Grilled Watermelon Gazpacho

2 reviews

This is the perfect starter for a summer dinner or a lunch meal. It's cool and tangy with a whole...


Khmer Pickled Vegetable Salad

3 reviews

I grew up as a missionary kid in Cambodia, and most of my favorite foods have a Southeast Asian background....

Frozen Cucumber Salad

2 reviews

Here's a delicious way to enjoy garden-fresh cucumbers year-round. I got this recipe from a friend and made good use...


Grilled Eggplant with Feta relish

2 reviews

I created this impressive light side dish for my vegetarian friends. It’s easy, fast and a standout recipe for company....


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...


Sweet Potato Chips and Cucumber Dip

Simple seasoned salt fabulously flavors crisp sweet potato chips. The creamy cucumber sauce is a nice accompaniment. —Melinda Winner, Joffre,...


Cucumber Potato Soup

3 reviews

Served hot or cold, this soup never fails to delight the taste buds! It's simple to make, has a nice...


Garden Bow Tie Salad

12 reviews

Originally a vegetable dish, I added pasta to this salad for family gatherings and church potlucks. Try adding sliced mushrooms...


Grilled Mango & Avocado Salad

Its so light, delicious, easy to make, and not to mention healthy! Mango and Avocado is simply the best combination...


Couscous Tabbouleh with Fresh Mint & Feta

1 review

Using couscous instead of bulgur for tabbouleh really speeds up the process of making this colorful salad. Other quick-cooking grains,...

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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...


Cucumbers with Dressing

27 reviews

It wouldn't be summer if Mom didn't make lots of these creamy cucumbers. Just a few simple ingredients—mayonnaise, sugar, vinegar...


Summertime Tomato-Melon Salad

Looking for a savory summer salad? The combination of tomatoes, cantaloupe, avocado and greens sings with freshness and health.—Carolyn Kumpe,...


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Pennsylvania Dutch Cucumbers

12 reviews

My mom's side of the family was German and Irish. Settling in Pennsylvania, they adopted some of the cooking and...