A zester/scorer is handy for scoring and finely shredding fruits and vegetables. Use the zester part of the tool, the end with the sharp edge and small holes, to remove tiny strips of zest from citrus fruits. Use the scorer, the sharp rounded point located in the center of the tool, to create long, narrow strips of citrus peel.
You also can use a scorer to create playful patterns down the sides of cucumbers and zucchini before slicing them to serve with a dip or in a salad. A zester can be used to make an attractive carrot garnish for salads and soups: Simply peel a large carrot, then use the zester to create long strands.