A friend who works lunch duty at an elementary school recently asked me if I had seen mini-cucumbers in the produce section at the grocery. She has been noticing them appear in kids’ lunch boxes. Always up for trying something new, I added them to my shopping list.
They’re tiny, portable, cute, flavorful, crunchy and refreshing! They range from the typical small-size gherkin up to restaurant-size pickles.
I prefer mine quartered and lightly salted, though you could easily just chomp into them whole. They taste like fresh cucumbers (obviously), but have the feeling of eating a pickle.
The packaging varies. Here are the bags from a couple of the varieties that I’ve purchased. (One company is even non-GMO, which I opt for when available.)
For Weight Watchers followers… good news! Fresh cucumbers are 0P+.