Do you really need another kitchen gadget? If the purchase you’re considering is a mandolin slicer, used for making paper-thin slices or julienned sticks, then the answer is yes. These recipes are just a sampling of what you can do with a mandolin, but we think they’re enough to convince you it deserves a place in your cupboards.
Fresh Spinach Pesto with Zucchini Noodles
Make your own low-carb, low-cal zucchini ‘pasta’ with the long side of zucchini and the julienne setting on your mandolin.
Cucumber Salad with Fresh Coconut
Salads full of fresh sliced vegetables — like this recipe with cucumber, red onion, and coconut — are easy to make when you use a mandolin to slice things up quickly.