I love my little hand spiralizer and use it all the time for zucchini, but I just recently started using it for cucumber, and it's so good!
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CUCUMBER NOODLE SALAD with sesame dressing
1 handful basil, chopped
1 handful pepitas (pumpkin seeds, roasted & salted)
For the dressing: mix equal parts sesame oil, olive oil, soy sauce, plus a sprinkle of sesame seeds
Trim the cucumber ends and use a spiralizer to make noodles out of them. You may want to flip the cucumber halfway through and spiralize it from the opposite end since the seedy part in the middle can get tricky. I try to make these noodles just before serving, as they can start to leak some water over time. Spiralize them over a strainer if you can. If they do get watery, just drain the bowl a bit before serving– but a little water in the bottom of the bowl is no big deal.
Sprinkle the noodles with the pepitas and chopped basil, then add some dressing to taste before serving. You can make individual plates and spoon the dressing over, or serve in a bowl and toss. Other fun additions are avocado and feta, but be creative! Any type of nuts, cheese or herbs are welcome here. Enjoy!
Serves 4 as a side
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