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.

What to do with leftover cucumber

Recipes using cucumber

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.



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