A cool, refreshing cucumber is perfect for a summer salad, but really belongs in all kinds of delicacies this season.

Make a salty brine with soy sauce; blend into a cold soup with dill; whip up a tzatziki for your next bbq; hydrate yourself with a cucumber melon smoothie.

Rinse and dry thoroughly. Store in a reusable plastic bag in the crisper drawer for up to a week.