Have a little fun in your kitchen. Try something new. Last year, in addition to regular cucumbers, I planted some lemon cucumbers. I wasn’t sure what they would look like, or how they would taste.
For a size comparison, this is a relatively small red onion. The lemon cucumber is really about the size of a lemon. The best time to harvest any cucumber is when it is small. The flavor is the best and it is more tender and less mealy.
These cucumbers can really be used in any recipe as you would use a traditional cucumber. One of my favorites is a tomato and cucumber salad with basil. Because this was my first lemon cucumber of the season, I cut it into pieces and we sat outside and enjoyed it as nature intended, fresh. And it can’t get any more local than my backyard.
Happy garden planning!
Fresh. Local. Healthy