You take a jar of pickles out of the fridge and bite into the tanginess of a kosher dill pickle. Whole pickles look like small
Clever Cucumber Freshness Tips
Cucumbers are one of our favorite garden vegetables, and there are many types to pick from. Some cukes are ideal for slicing raw into a fresh salad, while others are perfect for pickling. Whichever ones are your favorite, it’s essential to understand the proper ways to store them to keep them fresh and crispy. While they do last a bit longer than some other veggies, they still have a limited shelf life. Discover how to keep cucumbers fresh as long as possible and ways to preserve them for year-round enjoyment. Try some of our delicious and unique cucumber recipes to keep you from running out of ideas.
The best way to store whole cucumbers is to keep them in the crisper drawer wrapped in a paper towel in your fridge, but cucumber slices stay fresh if you keep them in a food storage container. Other ways to store these vegetables are to freeze them or make dried cukes for smoothies, dressings, or your favorite recipe. If you are looking for long-term storage, browse canning and brine information for making pickles. Learn how to tell when cucumbers are bad and ready for the compost pile or trash.
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