Spanish Style Cucumber Rolls


These delicious Spanish-inspired cucumber rolls are like a little taste of Spring. They make for a great afternoon snack, or you can use them as a healthy appetizer to impress your dinner guests! Best of all, they are full of natural ingredients and flavors that are great for your health.

  • 1 medium cucumber
  • 1/4 cup Greek style yogurt
  • 1 clove roasted garlic mashed
  • 2 Tbsp. roasted red pepper finely diced
  • 2 Tbsp. black olives (packed in water) finely diced
  • 2 Tbsp. sliced almonds toasted
  • 1 Tbsp. parsley finely minced
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • saffron A very, very, very small pinch of
  • Pepper to taste
  • Fresh chive stems for tying rolls
  1. Using a mandoline, slice the cucumber lengthwise into long, thin strips. Lay the strips on paper toweling to absorb
  2. excess moisture, set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, add yogurt, garlic, red pepper, black olives, almonds, parsley, salt, and saffron, then stir to
  4. combine. Season with pepper to taste.
  5. To make rolls, place a rounded teaspoonful of the filling on one end of each cucumber strip, then gently roll and
  6. tie in place with fresh chive stems.
  7. Chill, and serve.
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