*What's the difference between an English cucumber and a slicing cucumber?
This recipe calls for an English cucumber. An English cucumber is a longer, slimmer version of the popular slicing cucumber. It’s typically wrapped in plastic which eliminates the need for wax on the skin. The seeds are underdeveloped, making them less bitter than their counterparts. If you can’t find an English cucumber, you can substitute a slicing cucumber. But if you do, we recommend removing the skin and scooping out the seeds before dicing.