Salt & Pepper Cucumbers
Salt and Pepper cucumbers are small, squat, and cylindrical. Its outer skin is thin and white with bumps and black spikes. When these hybrid cucumbers mature, the skin turns a pale yellow; growing darker the longer the cucumber is left on the vine. The inner flesh is pale green with many translucent seeds. Salt and Pepper cucumbers have a crisp texture and a mild, pleasant flavor.
Salt and Pepper cucumbers are best suited for eating fresh and pickling. They can be sliced or chopped and used in salads, cold pasta dishes, as a garnish, or served as an hors-d'oeuvre. It can also be pickled and consumed by itself or sliced and placed on sandwiches, burgers, and in relish. Salt and Pepper cucumbers pair well with herbs such as oregano, dill, mint, sage, and rosemary, broccoli, celery, kohlrabi, okra, radish, zucchini, and peas. Salt and Pepper cucumbers will keep up to a week fresh or up to a month when preserved and stored in the refrigerator.
Source: Old Creek Produce (Pactolus, NC)