Monday, September 3, 2012

Meatless on Monday #8 Appetizer!

I've been baking for 2 days straight!  I'm going out of town soon so I'm preparing meals for the hubby for when I'm away.  Plus, the next 2 weeks will be very busy for us AND I have a birthday in a week!

So here's the rundown and I'll be sharing most of these recipes with you soon.
-Pear Preserves (Holy Moly Delicious)
-Pineapple Zucchini Muffins (Scrumptious)
-Slow-Cooker Wings with homemade sauce
-Zucchini Carrot "cakes" (more like patties)
-Egg and Veggie Bake with Riccotta Cheese
-Pasta and Sauce ( I won't bore you with the recipe)

And now for the recipe of the day...Guacamole Cucumber Bites!  These are so light and fresh.  I serve them on reduced-fat triscuits but any cracker would work.

Guacamole Cucumber Bites

1 large Florida Avocado
(or 3 small Hoss Avocados)
2 Roma tomatoes, chopped
1 Jalapeno, seeded and chopped
1/4 onion, chopped
1/4 bunch of cilantro, chopped
salt and pepper to taste

1 medium cucumber, thinly sliced

Remover the skin and seed from the avocado and gently mash.  I like to leave it a little chunky.  Add tomatoes, jalapeno, onion, cilantro salt and pepper and gently stir until mixed.  Chill for an hour.

Place a cucumber slice over your cracker and add a spoonful of guacamole.  Serve.  Enjoy!

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  1. My husband is currently gluten free so he would love this use of cucumbers instead of crackers!

    Thanks for sharing at Mealtime Monday!


    1. Mary's Gone Crackers makes a great gluten-free cracker. Either way, fresh guacamole is delicious! Thanks Kaylee!

  2. Any excuse to add guacamole to something is fine by the cukes are probably better than chips.
    Found you on the Romance on a Dime Hop- if you'd like Ladies Holiday on Wednesday for a book hop and/or Friday to add your favorite photos (from a post is fine!)
    Happy Tuesday :)

  3. Thanks for linking your recipe up on my Healthy Tuesday post!

  4. hi, i following the GFC blog hop. i would love for you to visit my blog and follow if you like it.

    new follower bev

  5. Great idea! Love the recipe! I'll have to try it sometime.

    I found you on the Healthy Tuesday Blog Hop on A Humble Bumble. Feel free to check out my website at

  6. Those look great, and I can't wait for the zucchini carrot cakes recipe! Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

  7. Hey! Found and followed you through Mom's Library Blog Hop. I just love your blog!

    Hope you check mine out as well :)

  8. Mmmm! I love a good guac! I like the addition of the cucumber slice!
    Thanks for sharing with my Super Link Party! :-)

  9. Thanks for sharing your recipe with us at Foodie Friends Friday link party please be sure to 'link' to us and come back on Sunday to vote.
    Dawn a host for FFF and fellow blogger:

  10. Perfect snack! what a good wife you are preparing his meals while you're away :) Can I hire you to do the same here? LOL! Thanks for linking up at Meatless Monday!!!

  11. I love all your yummy recipes you share. Thank you!

  12. These look really good, Mary. A nice, lower carb meal. Thanks for sharing on Marvelous Mondays! :)

  13. I featured this on Meatless Monday today, take a look!: Thanks for sharing!

  14. I love using Guac as a dip for veggies. These sound Delicious. Thanks for sharing at Mom's Library!

  15. Thank you so much for linking with my Wednesday Adorned From Above Blog Hop last week. I have listed your posting as one of my featured links for this week.

    Grab the featured blogger button or just add a link back to the my blog.

    Thank you again for participating, and the link party is opened for this week.

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  16. Hi there! I happened to come across your blog and I'm so glad I did...your recipes look delicious! I became a follower and I look forward to your future posts.

    Blessings to you,

  17. This is a great idea. Looks delicious!! Thanks so much for sharing at Take it on Tuesday!!


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