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.

Discover MyPlate: Vegetables

Discover MyPlate includes six Emergent Readers featuring kindergarten-level sight words that help children build literacy skills while learning about the five food groups and MyPlate.

Vegetables includes the sight words: I, have (used in Lessons 1 and 3)
A MyPlate Meal includes the sight words: I, she, he, we, has, have

Missouri’s Fruits and Vegetables Harvest Calendar

Missouri’s Fruits and Vegetables Harvest Calendar (24” w x 36” h poster) is a colorful calendar for schools participating in the National School Lunch or Breakfast Program that promotes Missouri’s bountiful and seasonal harvest.

Cucumber Recipes


Quantity recipes containing cucumbers from the USDA Mixing Bowl.

Nutrition Education

Team Nutrition MyPlate eBooks  USDA. FNS. Team Nutrition
Team Nutrition Popular Events Idea Booklet  USDA. FNS. Team Nutrition



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.