Is there anything on this earth more refreshing than cucumbers? Even when you leave them sitting in the sun for an hour or four, they somehow never seem to lose their cool. Wouldn't we all like to be like that?
You can dip them in hummus, dunk them in ranch, or douse them in dressing -- cucumbers will never lose their inherent cuke-ness. Even in a spicy dish, the humble cucumber will dial down the heat just the right amount.
I'm a former Food52 Julia Child Food Writing Fellow now studying law so I can make food fairer, more delicious, and more sustainable for everyone. I was born and raised in Montreal (mostly on poutine and matzoh ball soup), but in my heart I am an Italian grandma—I live on pizza and make a mean eggplant parmesan.