Cucumber Salad Cups with Avocado-Cilantro Dressing

Cucumber Salad Cups with Avocado-Cilantro Dressing, The Personal Training Station

Try these delicious and healthy little treasures!

These Cucumber Salad Cups (with avocado-cilantro dressing) are a visually impressive way to serve healthy salad ingredients in a unique and tasty way. Simply cut an English cucumber into about an inch and a quarter in thickness. Scoop out the seeds and flesh, leaving a thin layer at the bottom of the piece so that you can stuff them without the filling coming out. You can easily do this step several hours ahead, or even the night before. Vegetables of your choosing are then cut into tiny pieces (which can also be done ahead) and tossed in a delicious, creamy yet healthy avocado dressing and then stuffed into the cucumber cups.

They make deliciously crunchy little treasures that can be served as appetizers or as a different take on a “salad” to accompany any meal. You can make them all the same, or easily make them all a little different by switching up the combinations of vegetables in each cup.

First prepare the dressing.

In a food processor or blender, combine the following:

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 3/4 cup fresh cilantro (packed)
  • 1/2 cup non-fat plain yogurt
  • 2 whole green onions
  • 1 small clove garlic, cut into quarters
  • 1.5 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • (Optional: 1/2 of a jalapeno or 1 tiny Thai chili pepper, seeds removed)
Chop up your choice of vegetables very finely.

I used yellow, green, red and orange bell peppers, carrots, zucchinis. Toss a few tablespoons of avocado dressing onto the veggies to coat them as desired.

Press a nice spoonful of the veggie mixture into each cup.

Serve and enjoy your salad in this different, tasty and visually pleasing way. There is no reason you can’t add a little feta cheese to the mix if you’d like!

There you have it! These can be served as appetizers or as a different take on a “salad” to accompany any meal. You can make them all the same, or easily make them all a little different by switching up the combinations of vegetables in each cup.

Enjoy!

Arleigh is a well-known and highly respected personal trainer and group fitness instructor with over 20 years of experience in Mississauga, ON. She boasts an extensive list of satisfied clients of every type. Whether you are getting on in years and are dealing with the aches, pains, stiffness and borderline injuries that go with it, or you are in good shape but want to go “up a notch” to a more elite level of fitness, or you fall somewhere in between, Arleigh knows exactly what to do to get you there.  She is one of the most knowledgeable Mississauga personal trainers, and has a reputation for being very astute with every one of her clients.

Arleigh has also been a solid educator for more than 25 years, with 12 of those years specifically consolidated in the fields of health and fitness.  Arleigh is responsible for certifying individuals as personal trainers and guiding them through their apprenticeships which has made her a highly sought-after fitness mentor.

If you would like to know more about Arleigh Winokur Personal Trainer Mississauga, and what the Personal Training Station in Mississauga can do for you, call her at 905-823-0293.

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