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Cucumbo

Cucumbo

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I have been desperate to make courgette/zucchini pasta for aaagggeessss so when the Cucumbo hit The Great Gift Company shelves I couldn’t wait to try it.

I decided to go simple for my first go with the Cucumbo, what better than “pasta” and pesto; a healthier remake of my staple student diet.

Ingredients: Basil, Olive Oil, Salt Pepper, Garlic, Courgette and Cucumbo!

I simply twisted the courgette through the Cucumbo and got a wonderfully satisfying long curl of courgette that just seemed to go on and on. I then made this into lots of shorter curls and put them in a pan of hot water to boil.

In the meantime I put the rest of the ingredients in a food processor and wizzed, yummy vibrant green pesto!

I didn’t cook my “pasta” for too long as I wanted it to be quite firm, then I drained it and coated it in my pesto and chucked in some chopped up tomato for a bit of colour and sweetness.

The results were yummy and the courgette stayed in curls even through cooking. I am definitely going to use the Cucumbo for a pickled cucumber experiment next, its such a fun thing to use and add a bit of excitement to an otherwise fairly boring meal.

The Cucumbo sells for a nifty £10 making it a perfect stocking filler this Christmas, or, if you can't wait that long, give it to anyone who is keen on cooking and presentation

For this and other Kitchen Gadgets head over to The Great Gift Company where you'll find many Unusual Food and Drinks Gifts