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Shaved Carrots and Cucumbers

with Basil and Parmesan

Shaved Carrots and Cucumbers

Shaved Carrots and Cucumbers - A delicious and unexpected way to serve cucumbers

82
calories
Calories
12 min.
Preparation
15 min.
Ready in
moderate
Difficulty

Ingredients

for 2 servings
2 Carrots (each about 125 grams)
1 Cucumber (400 grams)
70 milliliters Vegetable broth
4 sprigs Basil
Salt
Pepper
1 piece Parmesan cheese (about 15 grams)
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Kitchen utensils

1 Cutting board, 1 Small knife, 1 Teaspoon, 1 Mandoline, 1 Pot (with lid), 1 Wooden spoon, 1 Peeler, 1 Measuring cups

Preparation steps

Shaved Carrots and Cucumbers preparation step 1
1

Rinse and peel carrots. Rinse cucumber, halve lengthwise and scoop out seeds with a teaspoon. Cut cucumber halves crosswise.

Shaved Carrots and Cucumbers preparation step 2
2

With a mandolin or vegetable peeler, cut carrots and cucumber into very thin, long strips.

Shaved Carrots and Cucumbers preparation step 3
3

Bring vegetable broth to a boil in a pot. Add carrots, cover and cook over low heat for 4 minutes.

Shaved Carrots and Cucumbers preparation step 4
4

Rinse basil, shake dry and remove stems. Set aside a few leaves for garnish and cut remaining leaves into thin strips.

Shaved Carrots and Cucumbers preparation step 5
5

Add cucumber to pot with carrots. Cover and cook for 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and stir in basil.

Shaved Carrots and Cucumbers preparation step 6
6

With a vegetable peeler, shave Parmesan. Divide cucumber and carrot strips between two plates. Sprinkle with shaved Parmesan and garnish with basil leaves.