Can you cook a cucumber? British cucumber week

The humble cucumber – stalwart of the afternoon tea finger sandwich has it’s own week, dedicated its summer fresh light green crispness. I find the cucumber a great salad vegetable and obviously it has been used in sandwiches for afternoon tea – a meal that has had a revival recently, but can you use it any other way?

Soup is a good start but what about roasting cucumbers or fried cucumber pasta? I think I might give it a try as the cucumber is a low fodmap vegetable – let’s see what happens!

Ingredients

2 inches of cucumber sliced thinly

1 roasted pepper (sliced)

10 olives

matchbox piece of Parmesan grated

150-200g dried gluten free pasta

1 teaspoon of garlic infused olive oil

Method

Boil the pasta as directed by the packet instructions

Using the oil fry the cucumber, pepper and olives till warmed through

Drain the pasta and combine with the vegetables

Sprinkle with grated Parmesan

Serves 2 – this was very tasty – despite first appearances!

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