The lemon cucumber also has a high water content making them quite refreshing, especially on hot summer days. And because of their wider shape than other cucumbers, they serve a dual purpose beyond just salads. I have been using them to make sandwiches--not as a vegetable inside the bread, but as a substitute for bread. Being allergic to corn and sensitive to gluten, makes it hard for me to find a bread that is actually allergy friendly. While I have tried, my bread making attempts have not turned out well so far. The lemon cucumber has given me another choice. I've found that they go particularly well with turkey, hummus, or even smoked fish. All healthy food options for those with autoimmune or inflammatory diseases.
As a person with multiple food allergies, it's always a nice treat to add something new to my diet. Have you made a new fruit or vegetable discovery this summer?