Mini Persian cucumbers are cylindrical and squat, averaging only 10-15 centimeters in length. Its outer skin is dark green and thin with visible, shallow ridges. The inner flesh is light green with a firm and moist texture and very few, undeveloped seeds. Persian cucumbers provide a sweet and mild taste with a pronounced crunch.
Persian cucumbers are available year-round.
Persian cucumbers can be used in both raw and cooked applications. They can be used raw as a salad ingredient, chopped in salsas, and mixed in creamy dressings. It can also be used on Greek salad pizzas, cooked in a stir-fry, or juiced and used in cocktails and Popsicle recipes. Persian cucumbers are a great cooling ingredient in hot dishes and compliment roasted fish and lamb. Persian cucumbers pair well with mint, chilies, mustard, cumin, coriander, parsley, sprouts, watercress, jicama, melon, citrus and fresh cheeses such as chevre, feta, and cotija. Persian cucumbers will keep up to a week when wrapped and sealed in the refrigerator.