Common: with soft, edible seeds
Continental/burpless/seedless: longer and thinner and shrink-wrapped to seal in moisture
Lebanese: measuring 10-15cm in length with smooth dark green skin
Choose firm, fresh, dark green cucumbers.
In refrigerator crisper. Use as soon as possible after purchase.
Salads and dips.
Slice continental or Lebanese cucumber and layer with sliced ripe tomatoes and sliced red onion. Drizzle with a little olive oil and balsamic vinegar, and sprinkle with chopped fresh herbs and freshly ground black pepper.