How to Cut Thin Strips of Zucchini

By Michelle Blessing

Zucchini is a versitale, green vegetable belonging to the squash family. Zucchini can be cooked in thin slices using olive oil, salt and pepper. You can grill or roast your zucchini for succulent flavor and taste. Use a Santoku or chef's knife to cut thin strips of your zucchini for optimal results. A larger knife allows you to use one motion when cutting, resulting in uniform slices.

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Thin strips of zucchini can be grilled or roasted.

Step 1

Sharpen your knife with your sharpener prior to cutting the zucchini. Cutting with a sharp knife makes it easier to slice your zucchini thinly.

Step 2

Place the zucchini on the cutting board. Trim off each end of the zucchini.

Step 3

Slice the zucchini in half lengthwise. Place the cut, flat side of the vegetable on your cutting board.

Step 4

Hold the zucchini with one hand. Place the tip of your knife at one end of the zucchini at a 45 degree angle. Gently press down and pull back on the knife in one motion. Lift the knife completely off the board to remove the thin strip of zucchini from the larger vegetable.Repeat for the remainder of the zucchini.