I know this is crazy and I posted about the Avocado fries the other day. I saw this recipe on my company’s blog and I have to share. I think these are perfect for those mid afternoon snack, when you start to get snacky and hungry but you don’t want to always eat a granola bar.
One thing I have learned in eating healthy is that you always want to have a healthy fat or protein with either a veggie or fruit. For example: Apple with PB, or Carrot sticks with hummus. So this is right up the alley of veggie and healthy fat, Cucumber and avocado rollups. Can’t wait to try them. I’m doing a live video of how to make them but if you can’t watch it here is the recipe for you to try on a nice hot day and have something cool and refreshing as well as filling. Get you through those mid day cravings.
- 1 medium avocado cut into chunks
- 1 cup fresh basil leaves
- 1 clove garlic coarsely chopped
- 2 tsp. fresh lime juice
- sea salt (or Himalayan salt) and ground black pepper to taste (optional)
- 2 large cucumbers
- Ground paprika for garnish (optional)
Place avocado, basil, garlic, and lime juice in a food processor (or blender). Season with salt and pepper if desired; pulse until smooth and creamy. Set aside.
Use a vegetable peeler to peel off long, thin slices of cucumbers.
Spread avocado mixture evenly on each cucumber slice.
Pick up one end of the cucumber slice and roll cucumber loosely around the filling. End with the seam on bottom and secure with a toothpick.
Garnish with paprika if desired.