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Steamed Vegetable Ribbons

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From EatingWell:  May/June 1997, The EatingWell Diabetes Cookbook (2005)

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.

4 servings, about 1 cup each | Active Time: 15 minutes | Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

Preparation

  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.
  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

Per serving : 51 Calories; 3 g Fat; 0 g Sat; 2 g Mono; 0 mg Cholesterol; 7 g Carbohydrates; 1 g Protein; 2 g Fiber; 179 mg Sodium; 350 mg Potassium

1/2 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 11/2 vegetable, 1/2 fat (mono)