After tasting some sweet and tender lemon cucumbers
(pictured here) in a couple of dishes recently, I decided to learn more about them and in the process discovered the existence of the snake cucumber also know as armenian cucumber. No snake charmer needed here.
Of all the family, my favorite is the cornichon (french for gherkin cucumber) which I especially enjoy with a little pate or prosciutto.
The Cook's Thesaurus offers a good overview of the cucumber family.
If you are looking for a low fat drink, WebMd even offers a recipe for Lemon Cucumber Seltzer (O calories, O gram of Fat).
I sometime indulge in a not so healthy mix: sliced cucumber salad tossed with creme fraiche. A leaner alternative could use low fat yogurt.