April 28th—Fearlessly Archived—Still a fun read; price & availability may have changed.
What's that? Cucumbers don't strike you as exciting? Au contraire; you just need to broaden your cucumber horizons a bit. That’' where Trader Joe's Persian Cucumbers come in. Trust us - these are some exciting cukes.
Despite their nomenclature, Persian Cucumbers are thought to have originated in India (and more than 3,000 years ago!) - they are, however, staples of Mediterranean cuisine. Small - four to six inches in length - sweet and seedless, these cukes feature skins that are so thin and delicate that they have the same great flavor and texture with or without the skins. The upside to that? No peeling required. Ever. The other upside? They're commonly known as "burp less" cucumbers - that benefit is self-explanatory.
These are wonderful sliced over a salad of Butter Lettuce and Organic Sugar Plum Tomatoes or chopped and combined with rice vinegar and red onion for a quick cucumber salad. They'll also add crunchy texture to a veggie pocket sandwich with hummus. Chop them finely and blend them with plain yogurt, lemon juice and herbs for a quick and vibrant dressing. Or slice them and dip them into our Reduced Guilt Spinach & Kale Greek Yogurt Dip. Really, you can use them anywhere you'd use ordinary cucumbers - the results will simply remind you how unique our Persian Cucumbers are. We're selling each 16 ounce package (approximately 5-6 cucumbers) for $2.29. You'll find them in our fresh produce section.
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