8 Easy Cucumber Garnishes

Heart Garnish cucumber photo

We can make so many beautiful and easy cucumber (pickles) garnishes for salads, appetizers, main dishes, and even beverages. My collection garnishes from cucumber include step by step photos and detailed explanation. Some techniques easy, some need a little practice but you don’t need the talent to make beautiful garnishes from my list. We can make cucumber flowers, hearts, Christmas tree and much more.

1. How to Make Flower from Cucumber

Photo Cucumber flower from garnish food Photo

I like this cucumber garnish flower, it is so pretty and easy to make. Cucumber flower we can use to garnish vegetable platter, appetizers or just add touch to any plate where is cucumber appropriate for decoration.

For the flower, the best is long cucumbers because this way we don’t need to make many extensions. For the flower in the video, I used 2 ribbons from the cucumber.

Photo Flower from Pickle to Decorate Dishes

We can make a flower from pickle but because the ribbon is not too long, we need to make many extensions. The flower comes out cute but not pretty like from the cucumber.

Technique N1:

  1. Slice 2 ribbons with vegetable peeler from cucumber.
Photo How to make flower from cucumber 1

2. We make roll and cuff out of the roll,  this will be the center of our flower.

Photo How to make flower from cucumber 2

3. Keep turning cucumber ribbon around the center of the flower. Hold the flower by center and keep making as much you need curls.

*The extension is just place ribbon inside first one and keep turning ribbon.

Photo How to make flower from cucumber 3
Photo Cucumber flower salmon dish decoration


Video How to Make Cucumber Flower

2. How to Make Heart from Cucumber

How to Make Heart Garnish from Cucumber Photo 6

Heart from cucumber we can use for decoration salads, romantic breakfast, lunch or dinner. Great way to show attention to our loved ones. Cucumber is vegetable what can be a good companion for many dishes. On the photo, I decorated heart with mayonnaise*, to make not only more interesting look but taste better. We can use sour cream also, depends on what dish we are decorating.

*Technique how to decorate with sour cream and mayonnaise

Technique N2:

  1. Cut cucumber at the angle like on the photo.
How to Make Heart Garnish from Cucumber Photo

2. Slices of cucumber need to be same. On each slice, will be bottom and top and one side will be different from another. Lay your slices next to each other so they look the same.

How to Make Heart Garnish from Cucumber Photo 3

3. Place our slices face to face to each other. Make the cut like on the photo.

How to Make Heart Garnish from Cucumber Photo2

4. Open like a book and put together. Our heart is ready!

How to Make Heart Garnish from Cucumber Photo 4
How to Make Heart Garnish from Cucumber Photo 5

3. How to Make Cucumber or Pickle Christmas Tree

It is so cute and easy to make Christmas garnish! Christmas tree from cucumber or pickle garnishes we can use for appetizers, garnish drinks, as addition to sandwiches or every dish where cucumber makes a great addition. I show just a few ideas on the photos, our creativity is endless.

Christmas tree from cucumber garnish on drink Photo

Cucumber tree with a star from carrot and attached to the glass with an olive.

Christmas tree from pickle Photo

Christmas tree from pickle with a star from cheddar cheese.

Christmas tree from cucumber on vegetable tray

Cucumber tree with the star from carrot garnish for cucumbers and cherry tomatoes.

Christmas tree from cucumber Photo

Another very simple Christmas tree from a cucumber.

How I Make a Star for the Tree

We can cut the star for Christmas tree with a knife. But I have a perfect cookie cutter size for the task and used it. The star I made with Wilton Linzer cookie cutter set, so useful shapes to make small designs for garnish.

I like the star as topping for the tree the best. However, you can try different ideas. Like example, I try pickled corn slice as the topping on the photo. Look cute but with a star better, in my opinion.

Christmas Tree from pickle with topping from corn Photo

Technique N3:

  1. Make a very thin slice from cucumber (pickle) with a vegetable peeler.
How to make Christmas tree from cucumber 2 Photo

2. When you creating the tree, keep at the end of tooth pick. This way you easy can see the size of the loops.

Photo How to make Christmas tree from cucumber 1

3. Spread our tree branches, attach the star and our tree is ready!

Photo How to make Christmas tree from cucumber
Christmas tree Garnish from cucumber Photo

Cream cheese with pickled salmon and green onion garnished with cucumber Christmas tree. The star made from lemon.


Video How to Make Christmas Tree from Cucumber

Another Christmas Tree from Pickle

 I garnish small sandwiches with pickle Christmas tree, base made from olives, the star from cheddar cheese.

*The olives as you can see isn’t shiny already and it took me just 30 min to take the photo. If you cover with vegetable oil before the party, olives tray shiny.

Read ⇒How to keep olives shiny for a party.

*The green curls I made from green onion.

Read ⇒How to make an onion curls technique.

4. How to Make Cucumber Holder for Greens

Cucumber Garnish Photo

This garnish needs a little practice, how to cut with 2 knives but when you learn, it is super easy! When we use 2 knives, we got perfect cuts because knife with a red handle doesn’t let go knife with black handle cut too far. Originally designed to garnish sushi, but I like to use the technique to make cucumber as a holder for greens or just as is. Way to add extra veggies and more green color to our plate.

*I use the technique to cut onion, lemon and other fruits and vegetables.

Technique N4:

  1. Place knife with a red handle on the middle cucumber like on the photo and make a cut with the black knife. Black knife in the same position. The red knife turns 180° angle in the direction on the photo N1.

Photo 1

Garnish from cucumber step 2 Photo

Photo 2

On the photo 3, I make a single design.

Garnish from cucumber step 2 Photo

Photo 3

If we use a wavy cucumber slicer, we can make a more interesting design like on the photo 4.

Sushi Garnish with Cucumber Photo

Photo 4

5. How to Make Beautiful Border for Salad from Cucumber

Photo Cucumber Border Garnish-1

Salad decoration with cucumber this way is very beautiful and impressive! To make the border and easy to remove from a mold we need to use food wrap plastic. It is the key! Otherwise, the salad will stick in our mold.

Technique N5:

  1. Place plastic in a mold. Arrange cucumber around and fill the mold with salad.
Cucumber Border Garnish-2 Photo

2. Remove salad from the mold and plastic. Decorate as desired.

Cucumber Border Garnish

6. How to Make a Peel Cucumber Flowers Garnish

Garnish from Cucumber Photo

The cucumber flower is a great garnish for the vegetable platter, to decorate salads, appetizers and other dishes. We can make the center of a flower from cherry tomato or olive. The technique how to make the flower from cucumber I explain step by step on orange. The technique includes video with many examples.

⇒ Read more about the technique  

7. How to Make Rose Flower from Cucumber

Rose for Garnish from Cucumber Photo

The cucumber flower is a great addition to Holiday vegetable platter, salads, and other dishes. The technique how to make the flower from a cucumber I explained step by step with photos on a lemon. The technique has video.

⇒ Read more about the technique 

8. How to Make a Cucumber Flowers With Handmade Garnish Tool (Very Easy)

How to make cucumber flower with handmade garnish tool 1 GIF

The cucumber flower so easy to make with garnishing tool. You don’t have to buy one, just make one. Very easy to make!

⇒ Read more about the technique  

*Another Technique How We Can Garnish With Pickle

Pickles Garnish Photo

Make a fan by cut not all way a pickle. The alternative way instead just place slices of pickle.

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