Lemon Cucumbers

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These little gems are my new favorite cucumber.  Every year I try growing a few new things in my garden, and this year decided to try lemon cucumbers after sampling some at a farmer’s market last year.  They are incredibly productive and just a little bit sweeter than other cucumbers.  The skin has little bristles that are easily rubbed off.  I love their crispness and delicate flavor.  I’ve used them in gazpacho, but the best way is to treat them very minimally and let their flavor really shine.  I made a salad of sliced tomatoes, green pepper, onion and sliced cucumbers, tossed with a simple balsamic vinaigrette, a few herbs and some crumbled chevre that was a deliciously refreshing dinner along with some homemade peasant bread.

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