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Shaved Carrots and Cucumbers

with Basil and Parmesan
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Shaved Carrots and Cucumbers

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

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Health Score:
10,0 / 10
Difficulty:
moderate
Difficulty
Preparation:
12 min.
Preparation
ready in 15 min.
Ready in
Calories:
82
calories
Calories

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Nutritional values

Cucumbers and carrots are extremely low in calories and are popular among dieters. Carrots also provide the most beta-carotene among vegetables, which helps to maintain cell structures and, after conversion into vitamin A, strengthens vision.

Choose a type of bread that is rich in fiber, like pumpernickle. It is strong, but at the same time, its slightly sweet aroma perfectly matches the cucumber-carrot flavor. Spread with low-fat curd cheese or drink a glass of fresh buttermilk, so you can enjoy a balanced, filling meal.

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie82 kcal(4 %)
Protein5 g(5 %)
Fat3 g(3 %)
Carbohydrates8 g(5 %)
Sugar added0 g(0 %)
Roughage5.5 g(18 %)
Vitamin A1.7 mg(213 %)
Vitamin D0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin E0.8 mg(7 %)
Vitamin B₁0.1 mg(10 %)
Vitamin B₂0.1 mg(9 %)
Niacin1.7 mg(14 %)
Vitamin B₆0.1 mg(7 %)
Folate30 μg(10 %)
Pantothenic acid0.7 mg(12 %)
Biotin6.7 μg(15 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0.1 μg(3 %)
Vitamin C14 mg(15 %)
Potassium408 mg(10 %)
Calcium174 mg(17 %)
Magnesium33 mg(11 %)
Iron3.2 mg(21 %)
Iodine24 μg(12 %)
Zinc1.2 mg(15 %)
Saturated fatty acids1.7 g
Uric acid37 mg
Cholesterol6 mg
Development of this recipe:

Ingredients

for
2
Ingredients
2
1
4 tablespoons
4 sprigs
1 piece
Parmesan cheese (about 1/2 oz.)
Preparation

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

1.
Shaved Carrots and Cucumbers preparation step 1

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

2.
Shaved Carrots and Cucumbers preparation step 2

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

3.
Shaved Carrots and Cucumbers preparation step 3

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

4.
Shaved Carrots and Cucumbers preparation step 4

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

5.
Shaved Carrots and Cucumbers preparation step 5

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

6.
Shaved Carrots and Cucumbers preparation step 6

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