Here’s What 1 Pound of Cucumbers Looks Like

updated May 1, 2019
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You’re at the market, in a rush and quickly need to pick up a pound of cucumbers for tonight’s dinner. There’s no time for a scale or maybe there isn’t even one to use. Here’s how you make sure you’re leaving the store with the pound of cucumbers you need.

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Educate Your Eye: 1 Pound of Cucumbers

One pound of cucumbers is two medium cucumbers about five to six inches long and just wide enough to wrap your hands around.

The next time you need to pick up a pound of cucumbers, you know to just grab two medium-sized pieces.

Educate Your Eye

Our eyes are one of our greatest, most useful tools in the kitchen. They can help us size up everything from the weight of vegetables to the doneness of meat. Educate Your Eye is a series on The Kitchn that teaches you what you need to know to use your eyes for smarter cooking both inside and outside the kitchen.