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There’s some solid thinking behind the phrase ‘cool as a cucumber’; the fruit is refreshing, clean-tasting, low in calories and contains valuable nutrients.
For the healthiest of midweek meals (and one that’s ready in minutes), combine cooked prawns with baby fennel, yuzu and cucumber ribbons.
Avoid cooking cucumbers - this causes it to lose its dewy crisp texture and juiciness. Given its subtle, mild flavour, that satisfying crunch is something you can’t afford to lose.