Green cucumbers are long and thin with bright green skin. Inside, the flesh is white with edible seeds and a bright, refreshing flavour. Buy online at BuyFruit.com.au.
Green cucumbers are long and thin with bright green skin. Inside, the flesh is white with edible seeds and a bright, refreshing flavour. Cucumbers are wonderful to slice and eat fresh, or they can be added to salads, sandwiches, dips and spreads. They can also be pickled or cooked in soups. Cucumbers do not need to be peeled before using, as their skin is firm and edible.
Choose firm cucumbers with even coloured skin. Avoid cucumbers with soft patches or discolouration. Store cucumbers in the crisper section of the fridge for four to five days.
Serving suggestion: Quick dill pickles have a crunchy texture and are fun to add to antipasto trays. To prepare: Thinly slice two large cucumbers. Toss the cucumber slices with one cup plain rice vinegar, 1/4 cup sugar and 1/2 teaspoon salt. For spicy pickles, add 1/2 teaspoon hot red chili flakes. Let the cucumber slices soak for at least four hours in the fridge. Drain and enjoy.