Pollutant and pesticide free.
These flavorful Japanese cucumbers pack a super crunch. They’re terrifically sweet, with hardly any bitterness. Eat these as plain as possible – you’ll be impressed by the flavor.
- Cucumber with vinegar (balsamic, cider, red wine, rice wine, sherry, tarragon, white wine)
- Cucumber with sea salt
- Cucumber with chopped dill
- Cucumber with chopped basil
- Cucumber with sliced tomato
- Cucumber with sour cream
- Cucumber with dill & yogurt
- Cucumber with avocado & squeeze of lemon
- Cucumber with strawberries & cream cheese
- Cucumber with mint & yogurt
- Cucumber with jalapeño, dill & onion
- Cucumber with cider vinegar, salt, pepper & scallions
- Cucumber with feta cheese, garlic, mint, olive oil, oregano & red wine vinegar
- 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 1 small clove garlic, minced
- 1/8 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
- 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt, plus more to taste
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper, plus more for serving
- 1 small head red or green lettuce, gently torn into bite-sized pieces (5.5 oz/4 cups packed)
- 1/2 cup sliced cherry tomatoes
- 1/4 cup thinly sliced seedless cucumber (about 1/2 small)
- 1/2 cup broccoli sprouts (or alfalfa sprouts)
- In the bottom of a large salad bowl, whisk together the oil, vinegar, mustard, garlic, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper.
- Add the lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, and sprouts, and toss to combine. Season to taste for additional salt, and then divide among bowls. Garnish with additional freshly cracked pepper if desired before serving.
Nutritional and Health Benefits
Japanese cucumbers are cylindrical, slender, and long, ranging 15 to 30 centimeters in length. Its skin is thin, dark forest green, and smooth with longitudinal grooves. The inner flesh has a few edible seeds and is crisp and succulent with bright, melon-like flavors.
Japanese cucumbers contain ninety-six percent water, and the flesh can be up to twenty degrees cooler than the outside skin. Cucumbers are low in calories but high in water and several important vitamins and minerals. Eating cucumbers with the peel provides the maximum amount of nutrients.
Cucumbers are a refreshing, nutritious and incredibly versatile addition to any diet. Eating cucumbers may lead to many potential health benefits, including weight loss, balanced hydration, digestive regularity and lower blood sugar levels.
Cool as Cucumber!