How to use it in place of cu­cum­ber

NZ Lifestyle Block - - Plants With A Purpose -

add lib­er­ally to sal­ads, ei­ther chopped or scis­sored or plucked whole from the stem; use the dec­o­ra­tive leaves to gar­nish, es­pe­cially pates and as­pics; fold into a but­ter, cream cheese or cot­tage cheese for a de­li­cious spread; in­cor­po­rate in veg­etable frit­ters; add near the be­gin­ning of cook­ing to casseroles or creamy soups, such as as­para­gus, bean, cel­ery or mush­room; steep the more ma­ture leaves in white wine vine­gar for 1-2 weeks, strain and use in salad dress­ings.

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