Easy guacamole dip in cucumber boats is a low-carb snack that’s rich in nutrition and healthy fats…oh, and it tastes great!
Easy Guacamole Dip in Cucumber Boats
Calories 175 kcal
- 1 ripe avocado, peeled, pitted and mashed
- ¾ tsp lime juice
- 1 tbsp minced onion
- 1 tsp freshly chopped cilantro or ⅓ tsp dried cilantro
- ½ tsp minced garlic
- 1 cucumber, peeled, split lengthwise with seed removed
- Salt and pepper to taste
Mix avocado, lime juice, onion, cilantro and garlic in a small bowl and set aside.
Sprinkle salt and pepper on cucumber and fill “boat” with guacamole.
Hack: Place any leftover guacamole in a sealable bag. Roll to press out as much air as possible and seal tightly. Store in refrigerator for up to two days.
Hack: Fresh herbs can easily be frozen. Lay flat in a single layer and freeze. Transfer to a freezer-safe container and seal tightly. Store in the freezer for up to 12 months. Alternately, herbs can be chopped and placed in ice cubes trays. Cover in oil and freeze for future use.
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Suggestion: Serve this with or mix it with Simple Pico de Gallo (Easy Fresh Salsa) for an extra special treat!
Bacon wrapped crackers are sprinkled with brown sugar or parmesan cheese, covered in bacon and baked until crunchy. A warning: These are addictive!
Bacon Wrapped Crackers
Calories 170 kcal
- 8 Keebler Club crackers
- 4 slices bacon, cut in half
- 8 tsp brown sugar OR grated Parmesan cheese
Preheat oven to 250°F.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and put a wire rack on top of parchment paper.
Arrange crackers on the rack in a single layer and place one teaspoon brown sugar OR Parmesan cheese on the cracker (or do 4 brown sugar and 4 Parmesan cheese).
Carefully wrap ½ slice of bacon lengthwise on the cracker over sugar/Parmesan, tucking ends under cracker.
Bake in the oven for 2 hours or until bacon is well done. Serve warm.
Hack: Store leftovers in the refrigerator. Reheat in the microwave for 20-30 seconds.
Hack #2: Separate any remaining uncooked bacon slices and roll them into individual pinwheels. Place on a cookie sheet in the freezer to freeze. Place in a sealable freezer bag or container. The frozen slices can then be thawed in the portions desired.
Keyword bacon, bacon crackers, buffet, club crackers, football snacks, hors d'oeuvres, Keebler Crackers, saltine crackers, snack
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If you find it hard to resist things that are wrapped in bacon, try brown sugar bacon-wrapped chicken or bacon-wrapped hot dogs!