Like melons and squash, cucumbers belong to the gourd family. They contain vitamins K and C and are one of our go-to produce picks year-round. While crisp and crunchy cucumbers are a lynchpin in our salad arsenal, we also love to make them into delicious homemade pickles and mix them into our salsas for an added crunch. The Food & Wine guide to cucumbers offers inspired ways to use this popular vegetable. You'll find recipes that span cucumber sandwiches, pickled cucumbers, creamy Indian cucumber raita, and refreshing cucumber-based cocktails.