How to Slice English Cucumber
for all your salad needs

Knowing how to slice English cucumber for salad preparation is a must. This variety is not entirely seedless but what little there is - is edible. Most times the peel is not removed - however - to be sure it is not bitter - do a taste test. If you find the peel too bitter for your liking - then peel the cucumber before slicing.

Step 1

  1. Choose an English cucumber that is dark green and firm, not soft or bendable.
  2. Slice and then peel the cellophane wrapper off the English cucumber

Step 2

  1. Wash the English cucumber under cold running water to remove any pesticide residue and any other contaminants.

Step 3

  1. Dry the English cucumber with some clean paper towels.

Step 4

  1. Place the English cucumber on a clean cutting board and have a sharp serrated knife handy.

Step 5

  1. Start the cut by removing the end about 1 1/2 " up. The end piece of an English cucumber is usually very bitter.

Step 6

  1. Slice the English cucumber into thicknesses for your preference, by slicing across the cucumber.

Step 7

  1. If you need to slice a lot of English cucumber - a mandoline is a handy tool for this.

Step 8

  1. Slide the English cucumber down over the blade to create each slice.
  2. You can usually adjust the blade depth to the slice thickness you prefer.

Step 9

  1. Continue in this fashion til you have sufficient English cucumber slices.

Now you know how to slice an English Cucumber.

Let's see what recipes we can use these in.

Shrimp Salad

Asian Fusian

Garden Salad

Creamy Cucumber

Cucumber au Vinaigrette

Cucumber Avocado Fusian

Cucumber Watermelon

Spinach with Strawberry

Go to Simply Salads Home Page from How to Slice English Cucumber

Custom Search

copyright 2011 - 2013 by Noreen Loos

Privacy Policy

Other tutorials people are reading

How to cut Cauliflower

How to Chop Broccoli

How to dice Celery

How to cut Romaine

How to prepare Lemon Wedges

How to wash Head Lettuce

How to wash a head of Boston

How to shred Iceberg

How to dice Green Onions

How to dice Red Onions

How to slice Red Onion

How to dice Sweet Pepper

How to slice English Cucumber

How to dice Tomatoes

How to make Lettuce Cups

How to make Lettuce Wraps

How to slice Radishes