Cucumbers are commonly consumed raw. Slice cucumbers and add to salads. Marinate cucumbers in oil, vinegar, and spices and serve with sugar snap peas and mint leaves. Shred cucumber into a cheesecloth and squeeze to remove as much moisture as possible and then mix with yogurt and dill for a tzatziki sauce. It can also be sliced lengthwise, diced, and added to quinoa or bulgur wheat salad. Cucumbers pair well with mint, dill, tuna fish, chicken salad, tomatoes, green peppers and onions.
To store, Cucumbers are best kept refrigerated. If only a portion of the Cucumber is used, wrap the remaining piece tightly in plastic and store in the refrigerator to prevent dehydration.