In India, these tender cucumbers are common street food - sold cut with a little bit of salt and chilli powder. The cucumber is soft enough to eat without peeling - just wash, slice off the two ends and cut into pieces.
Aren't they gorgeous?
To celebrate these cucumbers, here's a really lovely flavorful and cool salad that's extremely easy to put together and looks impressive. It's a nice addition to a summer lunch!
(adapted from Vidhu Mittal's "Pure and Simple")
2 Cucumbers, sliced thin
1/2 cup Yogurt (I used non-fat, but I'm sure any kind of yogurt will work)
2 tbsp Mint Leaves, chopped
2 tsp Powdered Sugar
1 tsp Vinegar
A pinch of Salt
For the Garnish:
1/4 cup Peanuts, chopped
Combine all the ingredients for the dressing in a bowl. Keep refrigerated.
When ready to serve, spoon the dressing over the cucumbers and top with peanuts.