6 Creative Ways to Use Persian Cucumbers

Want to be as cool as a you-know-what this summer? Try these sweet, seedless, petite cucumbers (most are about five inches long) in everything from pizzas to cocktails. The skins are tender and delicious, so you can chill with the peeler, too.

Excuuuse Me!

Persian cucumbers are part of the “burpless” category, so-called because they’re considered less bitter than other types. English cucumbers, also burpless, are skinny and long (about 14 inches) and otherwise similar to Persians. You can use both varieties interchangeably.

In a Pickle?

Don’t confuse Persians with pickling cucumbers, commonly known as Kirbys, which are similar in size but have seeds and a tough, bumpy skin. Kirbys are traditionally used for pickles, but we like to pickle Persians, too.

Melon, Cucumber, and Burrata Salad Cucumber-Strawberry Lemonade Ice Pops Japanese Quick Pickles

Melon, Cucumber, and Burrata Salad

Cucumber-Strawberry Lemonade Ice Pops

Japanese Quick Pickles

Spicy Corn and Cucumber Salsa Frozen Cucumber Moscow Mule Greek Salad Pizzas

Spicy Corn and Cucumber Salsa

Frozen Cucumber Moscow Mule

Greek Salad Pizzas

Recipes by Paige Grandjean