Creative Ways to Use a Peeler with Vegetables
Yes, peelers are a kitchen staple. We use them to take unwanted skin off of fruits and vegetables. But, did you know that you could also use them to make your finished vegetable dishes more inviting? Whatever kind of peeler you have at your disposal can be used to create lively meals in minutes.
Here are a few ideas:
Peel carrots directly into salad for uniformed looking straw-like strings. Try rainbow carrots for an added pop of color. You can also peel zucchini, squash or asparagus this way. Instead of salad, try it all together in a slaw.
Peel cucumber vertically so you leave some of the skin on and take the other half off, alternating every inch or so that when it is cut, you get a striped affect. You can do this with other veggies like radishes, squash, and more. It makes for a very sophisticated presentation.
Peel turnips or radishes into florets. It's easier than you think! Just spin as you peel.
You can also peel cleaned and prepared red onions directly into a salad, soups or stews for a delicate, easy to eat bite.
Try making vegetable noodles. Peel wide strands of squash and boil as if it were pasta. Top with butter and Parmesan cheese for a healthy treat.
Moms, how do you use your peelers to make your veggies more appealing?