Cucumbers

Cucumber is a fruit that belongs to the same family as zucchini, watermelon, pumpkin, and other types of summer squash.  They’re hydrating and cooling and good in so many ways. Cucumbers are particularly enjoyed during the summer months given their high water content. They also contain important nutrients that are essential for the human body. Cucumber flesh is rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, and folic acid, while the hard outer skin is rich in fiber and a range of minerals including magnesium, molybdenum, and potassium.

 
Storage

Store cucumbers dry in the refrigerator for up to a week. We keep them in plastic zipper bags and they last even longer. If you find yourself with too many, make pickles!

Cooking Tips

Cucumbers are an easy snack, sliced and sprinkled with a touch of salt. But they’re also great made into a salad with smashed ginger and garlic, added to couscous or chilled soups, or made into a tzatziki dip. Cucumbers also make great pickles, green juice, gazpacho, carpaccio and cocktails.

 
Recipes

Green Goddess Crunch Sandwich

Cucumber & Feta Salad

Smashed Cucumber Salad with Garlic & Ginger

Tzatziki (Cucumber Yogurt Dip)

Fattoush (Lebanese Tomato, Cucumber, and Pita Salad)

Samin’s Gazpacho

Cherry Tomato & Cucumber Couscous

Six Seasons Cucumber Salad

Eggplant Tartine with Tomatoes, Olives, & Cucumbers

Quick Pickled Cukes with Rice Vinegar

Green Juice

Cucumber Gin Cocktail

Fermented Dill Pickles

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