Steamed Vegetable Ribbons

Steamed Vegetable Ribbons

Graceful ribbons of carrot and zucchini make a dramatic side dish that's surprisingly easy to make; just use a vegetable peeler to carve long paper-thin strips and steam until tender-crisp.

Nutirion Profile: Diabetes Appropriate Gluten Free Diet Healthy Weight Heart Healthy Low Calorie Low Carb Low Cholesterol Low Sat Fat Low Sodium

Serves Prep Time Total Time
4 15 min 20 min

Directions

Ingredients

  • 2 large carrots, peeled
  • 3 small zucchini
  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice, or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste

Cooking Instruction

Step 1

With a swivel vegetable peeler, shave carrots lengthwise into wide ribbons. Repeat with zucchini, shaving long, wide strips from all sides until you reach the seedy core. Discard the core.

Step 2

Bring 2 inches of water to a boil in a large saucepan fitted with a steamer basket. Add the carrots; cover and steam for 2 minutes. Place the zucchini over the carrots; cover and steam until the vegetables are just tender, 2 to 3 minutes more. Transfer the vegetables to a large bowl. Toss with oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Serve immediately.


Nutrition

  • Serving: Per serving
  • Calories: 51
  • Carbohydrates: 7g
  • Fat: 3g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Potassium: 350mg
  • Sodium: 179mg
  • Exchanges: 11/2 vegetable, 1/2 fat (mono)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1/2

All women have what it takes to change the world

Become a Health Coach

$150 Off

Offer Ends May 30