Veggie Airplane


1 Cucumber
3 Carrots
3 Radishes
2 Ears of baby corn
Chunks of Gruyere (or white cheese)
4 Fresh chives or mint leaves

Wash vegetables well and blanch the carrots and the ears of baby corn.

For the airplane, make a rectangular cut in a piece of cucumber and scoop it out with a spoon. Using toothpicks to hold them in place, add airplane wings (carrots cut lengthwise) and the propeller (ears of baby corn). Construct the control-panel dials with rounds of carrot and baby corn.

For the pilot and passenger, prepare chunks of cheese for the body, radishes cut in two for arms, a radish for the head, chives or mint leaves for hair, and round slices of carrot placed on top of each other for hats. Have fun assembling all ingredients and putting the passengers in the plane. Don't forget to remove the toothpicks before eating the decorations.

Yield: 1 airplane

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