This recipe makes me laugh a little as you don't really need a recipe to make these cucumber hummus cups it's more just an idea and how to put them together.
These cucumber hummus cups came about because my kids are in love with pretzel sticks. They are in love with them, me not so much. They are a bit salty and perhaps a bit processed for my liking (based on the quantity my kids can devour) But I have decided to embrace them. I'm a big believer of the following " if a little bit of fun encourages kids to eat more veggies then I am all for it!"
So essentially I came up with this quick snack one afternoon to meet my kids "Need" for pretzel sticks while still getting a few other goodies in. Thankfully spring is here and the cost of cucumbers is on the way down again. For a little bit there they were so expensive ($7 a cucumber) so they were off our menu for a little while. $7 a cucumber seems crazy to me
These cucumber hummus cups (without the pretzel sticks) are part of my allergy-friendly recipe collection, these recipes are free from the top 8 food allergens: Dairy, wheat, egg, soy, peanut, tree nuts, fish & crustaceans
- 2cm slice of cucumber
- 1 teaspoon hummus
- 1 pretzel stick
- Using a melon baller scoop out the centre from the cucumber slice, be sure to not scoop all the way to the bottom.
- Add the hummus to the cucumber cup you have just made
- Snap the pretzel stick in half and poke into the hummus
As a wheat and gluten free alternative carrot sticks can be used to substitute the pretzel sticks