Cucumber

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Cucumber


General Information

Cucumber is a vegetable eaten almost exclusively raw. That is great when the summer is hot and you want a refreshing cool meal or snack. The skins are very tasty and I don't recommend peeling them. We don't use wax on the outside like most supermarkets, so give the skins a chance even if you think you don't like them. The plants do best when they get plenty of water. In drought conditions cucumbers can develop a bitter taste.


Storage Information

Store in your refrigerator in a plastic bag for about a week.


Cooking Suggestions

  • Eat cucumbers raw as a snack.
  • Slice into your favorite salads.
  • Cubed with cherry tomatoes and tossed lightly in vinaigrette.
  • Sliced on sandwiches.
  • Blend with yogurt, fresh mint, fresh basil, salt and pepper for a cold soup.

Recipes