I love pretty food! Having a masters degree in Art Education and my bachelors in art/photography, I’ve always had an eye for detail and beauty. I marry the concepts of detail and beauty together in this recipe!
Why can’t food be art!
You DO NOT have to serve it the way I have shown if you do not have the time or patience. Just chop the cucumber, lettuce and carrots, toss together with the dressing and the optional toppings.
Prep/cook time: 30 minutes
Yield: 2-4 servings
Suggested cooking tools: measuring cup, measuring spoons, large mixing bowl, sauce pan, small wire strainer, spoon or rubber spatula, knife, cheese slicer, wooden toothpicks, spatula
One recipe of my Razzle Dazzle Raspberry Vinaigrette
1 head green leafy lettuce, rinsed and leaves separated
1 large cucumber
10-20 baby carrots
Optional: chopped walnuts, fresh raspberries, cashew or blue cheese, sliced avocado, chopped purple cabbage
Make the Razzle Dazzle Raspberry Vinaigrette. Place in the refrigerator until ready to use.
Using a cheese slicer, slice thin slices of the cucumber. Discard the first (as it will be mostly just the peel). Slice length-wise (end to end) until you have sliced up the entire cucumber. You could also use a very sharp knife. (See my photos below this recipe for a visual reference).
Curl a cucumber strip into a “cuff” and secure with a toothpick. (See my photos below this recipe for a visual reference).
Place 1-2 lettuce leaves in each cucumber cuff
Slice the baby carrots into small strips. Place some carrot strips into each lettuce filled cucumber cuff.
Stuff with the optional walnuts, raspberries, cheeses, avocado and/or purple cabbage
Pour some vinaigrette onto a plate. Using a spatula, pick up a stuffed cucumber cuff. Place on top of vinaigrette.
Eat and enjoy!
Tips and Tricks:
Store leftovers in a sealed container in the refrigerator
You DO NOT have to serve it the way I have shown if you do not have the time. Just chop the cucumber, lettuce and carrots up, toss together with the dressing and the optional toppings.
Serve an egg (or some other type of protein) on top of quinoa on the side to make this a protein filled meal!