Cucumber Carpaccio

Make the most of your cucumber with this summery recipe. The cucumber is thinly sliced into a carpaccio and served with toasted pine nuts, creamy burrata and balsamic dressing. 

Substitute:

  • No cucumber? Try with tomatoes.
  • No burrata? Use feta or goat cheese instead. 
  • No pine nuts? Try with pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds or walnuts. 

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 5 minutes

Total time: 15 minutes

Servings: 2

Ingredients:

1 Cucumber

1 Burrata

2 tbsp Pine nuts

2 tbsp Olive oil

1 tsp Balsamic vinegar

Honey

Basil leaves

Salt & pepper

Recipe:

  1. Chop the cucumber: Use a mandolin or sharp knife to thinly slice the cucumber with the skin on. Arrange the cucumber slices on a plate, along with the burrata. 
  2. Make the dressing: In a bowl, combine the honey, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper. 
  3. Toast the pine nuts: Place the nuts in a dry frying pan (no oil) over medium heat. Heat, shaking the pan and stirring often with a wooden spoon, until the nuts are fragrant and golden brown, about 3 minutes. 
  4. Dress the carpaccio: Torn the burrata and place all over the cucumber slices. Drizzle with the balsamic dressing. Sprinkle with the toasted pine nuts. Add a few leaves of fresh basil. Eat immediately. 
Cucumber carpaccio served on a plate.

How to store

Store your freshly cut cucumber in ice water in the fridge until ready to use.  Store the dressing in the fridge for up to 7 days.  Store your toasted pine nuts in an airtight container at room temperature.

Leftovers

Add any leftover carpaccio in a bowl along with mixed leaves or lettuce. Toss well to combine and eat.