The crisp, firm and refreshing cucumber is endlessly versatile and ready to play on any plate.

Sliced up for salads, grated into a dip or eaten raw for a snack, it never hurts to have cucumbers on-hand. If you plan to preserve their flavour with a pickle, be sure to use pickling cucumbers – their thicker skin stands up nicely to the brine.

Cucumbers have a high water content and keep for up to one week in the fridge. Once you’ve cut into one, store leftovers in tightly wrapped plastic to preserve freshness.

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