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!
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
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.