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Opinions: use cucumber in place of zucchini in soup?

MidwesternerTT | Apr 14, 201903:43 PM     13

I've got a bag of mini-cucumbers to use up, and plans to make our spice-wimp variation of the CH Mexican turkey-meatball soup this week. https://www.chowhound.com/recipes/mex...

It calls for a medium zucchini, diced and added towards the end of simmering. Does anyone have successful experience using cucumber in a simmered/soup dish like this, or have you tried it and found flavor too weird? Should I expect it to need to cook a longer amount of time? (I remember being quite surprised that Julia Child's baked cucumbers needed an hour).

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