Veggie Hummus Cucumber Boats

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Cucumbers with the seeds scooped out and filled with hummus, avocado, tomatoes, onion and sprouts. So refreshing, healthy and light!

Cucumbers with the seeds scooped out and filled with hummus, avocado, carrots, tomatoes, onion and sprouts. So refreshing, healthy and light and an easy low-carb, low-sodium, gluten-free, alternative to bread.

This is a quick, 5-minute lunch idea. I love the idea of using cucumbers in place of bread as a sort of garden “baguette”. You can fill them with anything you would put on a sandwich – tuna salad, chicken salad, egg salad or even cold cuts.

Cucumbers with the seeds scooped out and filled with hummus, avocado, tomatoes, onion and sprouts. So refreshing, healthy and light!

I got this idea from the Low-So Good Cookbook which features recipes for low sodium diets. Since bread tends to be high in sodium, it’s an easy swap not just for the sodium conscience but also for gluten-free, low-carb, egg-free, and dairy-free diets.

Veggie Hummus Cucumber Boats

5 Smart Points

183 calories

Total Time: 5 minutes

Cucumbers with the seeds scooped out and filled with hummus, avocado, carrots, tomatoes, onion and sprouts. So refreshing, healthy and light and an easy low-carb, gluten-free, low-sodium alternative to bread.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cucumber, cut in half lengthwise
  • 6 tbsp hummus
  • 1/4 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/4 cup sprouts
  • 1/4 cup tomato
  • 1/4 cup red onion
  • 3 oz avocado, sliced (1/2 med haas)
  • wedge of fresh lemon, squeezed
  • kosher salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:

  1. Scoop the seeds out of a cucumber using a metal measuring spoon. Fill each boat with 3 tbsp hummus. Top with the remaining vegetables and finish with salt, pepper and lemon juice.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 2 servings, Serving Size: 1 half

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Smart Points: 5
  • Points +: 5
  • Calories: 183
  • Total Fat: 1.5g
  • Saturated Fat: g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 178.5mg
  • Carbohydrates: 19g
  • Fiber: 8g
  • Sugar: 1g
  • Protein: 6g

Cucumbers with the seeds scooped out and filled with hummus, avocado, tomatoes, onion and sprouts. So refreshing, healthy and light!Cucumbers with the seeds scooped out and filled with hummus, avocado, tomatoes, onion and sprouts. So refreshing, healthy and light!

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