Create a colourful feast to get stuck into, using just a few ingredients
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Finish off your cucumber
Healthy houmous with dippers: Slice cucumber and carrots into sticks, then pack into lunchboxes with Baby Gem lettuce leaves. Make instant houmous by whizzing a 400g can drained chickpeas with 100ml natural yogurt, 2 tsp cumin and a good squeeze lemon juice, then stir in 4 finely sliced spring onions.
Zingy cucumber salad
Shave ½ cucumber into ribbons with a veg peeler. Whisk the juice 1 lime with 1 tsp sugar, 1 tsp grated fresh root ginger and a finely diced chilli, then stir into the cucumber with a couple of handfuls beansprouts.
Creamy cheese scoops
Halve the cucumber lengthwise, scoop out the seeds, then cut into short lengths. Mix some soft cheese with chopped herbs such as chives, parsley, dill and coriander, then spoon into the cucumber hollows.