What to do with leftover cucumber
Cucumber is light and refreshing, and a great addition to drinks, dips and salads. Discover how you can use up leftover cucumber in your cooking here.
Recipes using cucumber
- Elderflower, cucumber and gin granita
- Thai chicken burgers with cucumber relish
- Chilled yogurt, chilli and cucumber soup
- Cheat’s tandoori chicken with cucumber rice salad
How to use up leftover cucumber
- Stir-fry topping
Finely cut leftover cucumber (seeds removed) into thin matchsticks. Stir into a spicy stir-fry just before serving to fresh up the flavour.
- Easy pickle
Stir 30g caster sugar into 100ml white wine vinegar with 1 tsp crushed mustard seeds until the sugar has almost dissolved. Using a veg peeler, finely slice the cucumber, then toss in the vinegar mixture with a little sea salt. Chill for at least 30 minutes, tossing now and then, until the cucumber tastes sharp-sweet. Drain, squeeze out any excess liquid, then serve with fish or cold meats.