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California Avocado Cucumber Cups

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California Avocado Cucumber Cups

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Cucumbers and California Avocados take center stage in this super simple 100-calorie snack. A melon baller, pair of scissors, and a plastic bag are all the tools you need to make this nutritious snack recipe come to life. With three grams of dietary fiber in 90 calories, these snacks will help keep you fueled throughout the rest of your day!

Ingredients

Serves: 2

1 English cucumber
1/2 Fresh California Avocado, peeled, seeded and diced
1/4 cup Red bell pepper, diced
1 Tbsp. lime juice
1 Tbsp. cilantro, diced
1/2 tsp. cumin
1/4 tsp. salt

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting.
Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados.

Instructions

  1. Chop off ends of cucumber and discard. Cut cucumber into 12 equal-sized round slices (approximately 1” width slices). Using a melon baller, scoop out center of cucumber slices, leaving enough cucumber on the bottom for the base.
  2. In a mixing bowl, mash avocado, and add diced red bell pepper, lime juice, cilantro, cumin, and salt. Stir to combine.
  3. Place avocado mixture in a zip top plastic bag. Snip off one bottom corner of bag and squeeze avocado mixture into hollowed-out cucumber slices.

 

Nutrition information per serving

Calories 90; Total Fat 6 g (Sat 1 g, Trans 0 g, Poly 1 g, Mono 4 g); Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 300 mg; Potassium 370 mg; Total Carbohydrates 11 g; Dietary Fiber 4 g; Total Sugars 4 g; Protein 2 g; Vitamin A 840 (IU); Vitamin C 33 mg; Calcium 37 mg; Iron 1 mg; Vitamin D 0 (IU); Folate 54 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.06 g  

 

% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 15%; Vitamin C 60%; Calcium 4%; Iron 6%

 

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 Calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

About the author

Katie Ferraro, MPH, RDN, CDE is a Registered Dietitian and diabetes educator specializing in child and family nutrition. She is a media spokesperson and an assistant clinical professor of nutrition at the University of San Diego and the University of California, San Francisco. Katie is the author of a number of nutrition books, the mom of seven small children, and a firm believer that good food fuels strong families!

Katie is a brand advocate. Their content on the California Avocado Commission website and/or blog is part of their partnership with our organization.

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