Monday, December 20, 2010

Cucumber Medallions

In an attempt to not eat junk food this holiday season, I made healthy snacks.  Here's one to try, instead of the crunchiness of chips, try sliced cucumbers with a nice dip/cheese.
Ingredients
1 cup of kefir *
1/2 cup green peppers chopped
1/2 lime juiced 
1 tbs minced garlic 
Salt to taste
2 teaspoons chopped fresh mint leaves
1 English cucumber, sliced into 1/2-inch rounds
Directions
Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix until smooth. Transfer the mixture to a plastic sandwich bag and cut a small hole in the corner. Lay out the cucumber circles and squeeze a bit of the mixture onto each cucumber.  Arrange them on a serving platter and serve.
*What is Kefir?
Traditionally made by draining whey from slightly salted yogurt, kefir is a thick & creamy yogurt cheese and a healthier alternative to regular cream cheese. It is also rich enough to be used as a substitute for sour cream.

Stay hungry my friend!