Cucumber Bites

cucumber bites

I served these cucumber bites up at my Raw High Tea with the intention of them being a palate cleanser in between loads of decadent paleo-friendly desserts. They ended up being way more popular than I ever imagined and we had to make extras to go around!

Next time you’re heading to a gathering and want to take along a healthy appetiser that’s gluten free, dairy free, paleo and vegan friendly (yes, you can please nearly everyone with these!) give this recipe a go. They’re fresh, full of flavour, and they’re rather cute all lined up on a tray!

Ingredients

1 cup raw cashews
¼ cup lemon juice
Pinch of sea salt
2 tbsp fresh dill, chopped finely
1 tbsp fresh chives, chopped finely
2 Lebanese cucumbers, sliced into rounds ½ cm thick
½ punnet cherry tomatoes, halved

Method

Put the cashews, lemon juice and salt in a high speed blender, and blend until smooth. If the mixture is too sticky, add a tiny bit of water (a teaspoon at a time) to get it going.

Add the dill and chives, and pulse until mixed through.

To build your cucumber bites, use a cucumber slice as your base, add 1 heaped teaspoon of cashew cream mix, and top with a cherry tomato.

Jules Galloway

Jules Galloway is a naturopath, freelance writer and one half of Paleo Health Retreats, living just 10 minutes from Byron Bay. It’s her mission to bust through old nutrition myths and teach a fresh approach to choosing the right foods. When she’s not in the kitchen experimenting with raw desserts or blogging her heart out, she can be found riding 1-2 foot waves on her longboard, doing the famous lighthouse walk, attempting to turn herself upside down in yoga class, or just hanging out with her husband and their two elderly rescue labradors. You can find her yummy recipes at http://julesgalloway.com, and while you’re at it, follow her on Facebook and check out her new project at http://paleohealthretreats.com

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