Pickling cucumbers are usually smaller in size and sold mainly to food companies, though they may turn up at farmers’ markets for use in home pickling. While available year-round, cucumbers are best during their peak season of May through July.
Tuck sliced or chopped cucumber into sandwiches or pita pockets.
Toss cucumber slices into green salads or skip the greens and make a cucumber-only salad with some shredded carrots, thinly sliced onions and your favorite KRAFT Dressing.
Hollow out cucumber segments and fill with flavored PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese Spread for a quick appetizer.
Serve creamy tuna, chicken or shrimp salads in hollowed out cucumber halves.
Salmon and cucumber pair well together. Top cocktail rye bread slices with a cucumber slice, small piece of smoked salmon and tiny dollop of BREAKSTONE’S or KNUDSEN Sour Cream for easy appetizers.
Add chopped seeded cucumber to fruit salsas for refreshing flavor and crunch.
Easy Crisp Cucumber Salad
Easy Greek Tomato and Cucumber Salad
Strawberry, Cucumber & Mint Salad