Sorry Heather, I'm several months too late to respond
but here's how I like to eat cucumber. I don't know if you finally gave up on it or are still looking into ways to try it. I only eat the English Cucumber cuz they're seedless and I always peel. Here goes...
- Grated, squeezed excess water and mixed in with yogurt (you can try it with soy yogurt). I don't know how it will taste with soy yogurt. I add little salt and black pepper.
- Slice them and add it to my cucumber veggie sandwich and season to taste
- Dice them up small and add to diced up red onions, tomatoes, cilantro, cayenne, lemon, salt and black pepper to taste. (chilled)
- Cut them length wise and put some salt/pepper to taste, dash of lemon and just eat it. (chilled)
Hope this helps
(I really need to read more stuff on 3fc)