zig
0

Notifications

  • You're all caught up!

How to Prepare Cucumbers

by
author image Jonathan Croswell
Jonathan Croswell has spent more than five years writing and editing for a number of newspapers and online publications, including the "Omaha World-Herald" and "New York Newsday." Croswell received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Nebraska and is currently pursuing a Master's of Health and Exercise Science at Portland State University.
How to Prepare Cucumbers
Cucumbers are a light, bland vegetable that can be cut up as an ingredient or its own snack. Photo Credit Purestock/Purestock/Getty Images

Cucumbers are a common garden vegetable that require little maintenance. Once cut from their plant, they can be employed in a variety of ways. Some people choose to pickle and preserve the cucumbers either whole or in slices, while the vegetable is also used in salads, sandwiches and other simple recipes. Cucumbers can also be added in to sushi and are sometimes used as a palate-cleansing garnish with some foods. In any case, preparing cucumbers is an easy process.

Step 1

Scrub and rinse the cucumber in running water to remove chemicals, dirt and other sediments from the skin of the vegetable.

Step 2

Cut thin slices of a quarter-inch or less across the width of the cucumber. This is the preferred way to cut cucumber for salads or as a snack. For sushi, the cucumber should be cut lengthwise into long strips, then turned 90 degrees and sliced again to create thin sticks that can be placed in sushi rolls.

Step 3

Sprinkle a small amount of sea salt onto the slices and let sit for 30 minutes in a refrigerator. This enhances the flavor in the slices when eaten later.

LiveStrong Calorie Tracker
THE LIVESTRONG.COM MyPlate Nutrition, Workouts & Tips
GOAL
  • Gain 2 pounds per week
  • Gain 1.5 pounds per week
  • Gain 1 pound per week
  • Gain 0.5 pound per week
  • Maintain my current weight
  • Lose 0.5 pound per week
  • Lose 1 pound per week
  • Lose 1.5 pounds per week
  • Lose 2 pounds per week
GENDER
  • Female
  • Male
lbs.
ft. in.

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

CURRENTLY TRENDING

Demand Media

Our Privacy Policy has been updated. Please take a moment and read it here.