Cucumber Cups 4 Ways: The Food Trend You Don’t Want to MissArticle posted in: Diet & Nutrition
Have you heard about cucumber cups? If you haven’t, you’re missing out on a really fun food trend. Cucumber cups are the latest food craze and they’re also super easy to make. It involves taking a cucumber—preferably an English cucumber—and cutting it into one-inch slices, then scooping out the center to form a “cup.” They not only make for an amazing presentation for appetizers or snacks, but with the right recipe, they taste really great too.
Why consider eating more cucumbers? Well, cucumbers contain multiple B vitamins and are also rich in two of the most vital elements required for digestion—water and fiber. They’re a healthy addition to your diet and even more tasty to try out when stuffed with various healthy ingredients.
Here are four of our best recipes so you can start making cucumber cups:
Stuffed with a light and healthy crab meat salad recipe, these cucumber cups make a delicious—and impressive—appetizer or light meal. While crab meat sometimes gets a bad rap as being unhealthy (typically because it’s prepared in a lot of butter), the meat itself is actually quite healthy. It is low in calories and high in protein. And this particular recipe, which uses light mayonnaise as its base, won’t do any diet damage, either. Click here to get the recipe! >
Chives, cream cheese, and salmon make up the filling for this delicious-but-nutritious cucumber cup recipe. Salmon is obviously known as one of the best fishes you can eat, due to its high omega-3 fatty acid count. The omega-3’s in salmon help to keep your heart healthy. Instead of your traditional cooked salmon dinner, a cucumber cup is a fun and yummy way to incorporate this healthy fish into your diet. Click here to get the recipe! >
Traditionally less calories and fat per ounce when compared to cow’s milk cheese, goat cheese is an excellent and healthier alternative for cheese lovers. This simple-to-make cucumber cup recipe combines goat cheese with herbs for a very tasty treat. You’ll love the crunch of the cucumber combined with the smooth creamy taste of goat cheese. Click here to get the recipe! >
If you like dipping cucumbers in hummus, you are going to love this Mediterranean-inspired cucumber cup recipe. Stuffed with hummus and topped with red pepper, tomatoes and black olives, it’s refreshingly light and crunchy. Top it all off with some sprinkles of cayenne pepper for a little bit of a kick. Click here to get the recipe! >
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