This is a great way to use up those extra cucumbers when the family is over salads for the summer.
For best results, use seedless cucumbers that are at least 1 1/2″ thick. You are going to need a spiralizer for this recipe. My favorite one is this one Paderno Vegetable Slicer/Spiralizer. You can find my Fresh Basil Pesto recipe here: Fresh Pesto
Cucumber Noodles with Fresh Pesto
- 4 Large Firm seedless cucumbers peeled
- 1/2 Cup fresh pesto
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- Using a spiral slicer, cut cucumbers into thick, long noodles. (If using the Paderno Tri-Blade Vegetable Spiral Slicer, use the medium “chipper” blade to create slightly thicker strands).
- Cut the noodles with kitchen scissors once they reach 10-12” long. Place cut noodles on paper or clean kitchen towels and gently blot to absorb excess moisture.
- Place cucumber noodles in a medium, non-reactive bowl and top with fresh pesto. Toss gently to combine. Season with salt and pepper, to taste, and serve immediately