Cucumbers are abundant at the moment – perfect for adding some cool crunch to your summer salads.

Try Summit Organics, Jumping Red Ant and the sweet snack size cukes at Coopers Shoot Tomatoes (Mullum/New Brighton Farmers Markets).  Choose fruit that are firm and wrinkle free and eat them skin and all to get their full nutritional benefits. Cucumbers lose moisture content quickly (which is why cukes in stores are often wrapped in plastic or waxed) – to keep them fresh longer, wrap fruit individually in paper towel and store in an airtight container in the fridge.