There's no linguine or spaghetti pictured up above. You won't find soba or udon in the ingredient list. Nope, those noodles are cucumbers, plain and simple. They are created with a mandoline or slicer with a julienne blade.
The cucumber noodles are blanched briefly, then cooked for a scant minute or two with mint, butter, pepper, and lemon.
This is so unusual (cooked cucumbers!) but it sounds refreshing and substantial enough for a light dinner. We're going to try it! Have you ever made these?
• Get the recipe: Cucumber Noodles at Gourmet
Do you ever cook cucumbers? If so, what do you do with them?
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(Image: Romulo Yanes/Gourmet)