Carrot, Sweet Onion, and Avocado on Crunchy Bread with Pumpkin Seeds
Soaking the shaved onions briefly in ice water both crisps them up and takes away the burn sometimes associated with raw onions.
When shaving with a mandoline, the trick is to use the protective guard at the right time. As the piece of produce gets smaller and your fingers draw nearer the blade, firmly press the teeth of the guard into the vegetable, making sure it's secure. Keep a good grip on the mandoline at all times.