Avoid serving soggy, seedy cucumbers to your guests on a vegetable tray. Peeling and slicing cucumbers into half moons rids them if their inedible seeds and adds a decorative touch to a vegetable spread. Look for firm cucumbers with a narrow diameter, indicating fewer seeds. Leave behind mushy, limp or mouldy cucumbers. Before slicing, you must wash the exterior thoroughly to remove the protective wax coating some growers put on these fruits.
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Things you need
- Vegetable peeler
- Paring knife
- Melon baller or spoon
Wash the outside of the cucumbers with soap and water and pat dry.
Remove the peel in strips with a vegetable peeler.
Cut the cucumber in half lengthwise to expose the centre seed cavity.
Run the melon baller or spoon along the seed cavity on both halves to deseed the cucumbers.
Slice each half of the cucumber width-wise into crescent-shaped slices and arrange on a vegetable tray.
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