A few years ago, one of the ladies I work with showed up with a few of the strangest looking little vegetables I'd seen. She told me they were lemon cucumbers from her garden and she gave me a few. Ever since then, I've wanted to grow them myself, but for whatever reason I always seem to forget–until this year. Now, I finally have a beautiful, thriving lemon cucumber plant of my own. (3 of them, actually.)
I love them for their uniqueness. They taste just like a regular cucumber, but they grow in a lemon shape and have yellow skin. Unlike regular cucumbers, you most definitely want to peel these before you eat them. Sometimes, the seeds can be overwhelming, so I will occasionally scrape them out.