These are perfect finger food for a party, or just a quick snack. Short on time? Opt for prepared guacamole, but keep a careful eye on the ingredients list, as some sneak in inflammatory additives and unwanted fullers.
Cucumber Boats with Guacamole
4 medium Cucumbers
4 ounces Tuna or Salmon (canned in water is okay)
2-3 tablespoons Guacamole (see recipe)
1-2 teaspoons Dill, to taste
Directions for Boats:
Cut the cucumber into slices about 2 inches thick, hollow out the centers, stuff with tuna or salmon, top with guacamole, and garnish with dill.
3 medium Avocados
1 firm Tomato, finely diced
1/2 white Onion, finely diced
1/2 cup Cilantro, chopped
2 tablespoons fresh Lemon or Lime Juice
Herb Mix and Pepper, to taste
Directions for Guacamole:
1. Cut open the avocados and scoop out the flesh. An easy way is to cut it lengthwise around the pit and then, using a chef’s knife, strike the pit and twist the knife so you can easily remove the pit and scoop out the flesh.
2. Mash the avocado flesh with a fork.
3. Stir in the other ingredients and combine.
4. Store remainder for future use. Place a plastic wrap that touches the guacamole so it doesn’t brown because of contact with air.
Health Tip: Avocados can help with cardiovascular disease and diabetes, and have been shown to reduce inflammatory markers.