Photograph of cucumbers.

Cucumbers are a refreshing vegetable that are sure to please on a hot summer day. They are a tasty addition to a salad, or a crisp and healthy snack on their own.

Cucumber Recipes


Quantity recipes containing cucumbers from the USDA Mixing Bowl.

Cucumber Fact Sheet (PDF | 430 KB)

Mississippi State University Extension Service.

This fact sheet provides growing information, food safety tips, nutrient information, mealtime ideas, fun facts, and ways to involve children in preparation. From One to Grow On: A Garden-Based Learning Program for Preschoolers.

Cucumbers Growing Photo of Cucumbers Growing

USDA. Agricultural Research Service.

This high-quality photo of cucumbers growing could be used as part of a display or on a flyer. From the Agricultural Research Service Image Gallery.

Watch Your Garden Grow: Cucumbers

University of Illinois Extension.

Web site contains in depth information on cucumbers including varieties, planting and growing as well as selection, storage and nutritional information, preparation, serving, home preservation techniques and recipes.

Reasons for the Seasons: Cucumbers (PDF | 297 KB)

University of California Cooperative Extension.

Four page fact sheet includes nutrition benefits, serving tips, tips to prevent food-borne illness, shopping tips, preparation, handing and storage. There are also two recipes and a coloring page for children.

Vegetables for Health: Cucumbers

University of Maine Cooperative Extension.

This two page fact sheet includes facts about nutrition, selection, storage and preparation of cucumbers. Also contains three recipes with nutrition facts.