One of cucumbers was extremely long; approximately 18 inches. Most impressive indeed. A favorite recipe for cucumber in my repertoire is Tsatsiki, a refreshing Greek dip which is delicious with toasted pita bread wedges or as part of a Greek or Middle Eastern dinner. The dip is simple to make, refreshing and very tasty. Give it a try sometime when you are trying to figure out what to do with an 18 inch cucumber!Tsatsiki (Greek Cucumber Dip)
2 medium (6-7 inches) or 1 VERY LARGE cucumber
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup sour cream
1 cup plain yogurt
2 medium cloves garlic, minced finely
Peel, seed, and coarsely grate the cucumber.
Combine everything in a bowl and mix well. Cover tightly and refrigerate until very cold. Serve as a salad, appetizer or a dip.
I usually drain my yogurt overnight when I use it in dips to get some of the excess moisture from it. To do this, I line a fine mesh sieve with either paper towel or a coffee filter and put the yogurt in this, over a bowl in the refrigerater overnight. It really makes a difference in making a thicker dip.