We showed you noodles
this morning, and cucumbers
at lunchtime. Now we've got a surprising mashup of the two: Cucumber noodles! 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?
Related: Summer Salad Recipe: Squash Ribbons
(Image: Romulo Yanes/Gourmet)