Cucumber Roll-Ups with Sun Dried Tomato Sauce


Who says you shouldn’t play with your food?

cucumber roll ups with sun dried tomatoes on topThese cucumber roll-ups are a fun twist on traditional veggies with dip. You can use any of your favorite dressings or sauces to create a platter of delicious finger food–> perfect for a light meal or snack.

Cucumber Roll Ups
makes as many as you’d like

Ingredients:

1 large cucumber
Raw Bean-Free Hummus
Sun Dried Tomato Sauce (recipe below)

Directions:

To create your cucumber rolls, you’ll need a mandolin or a wide vegetable peeler. Slice the cucumber lengthwise, into very thin slices.

cucumber slicesBecause they are so thin, you’ll want to double-up the slices for each roll, like so:

thin cucumber slices on a cutting boardApply a thin layer of of hummus lengthwise down each slice.

spreading hummus on cucumber slicesThen roll up, and top each roll with a dollop of tomato sauce!

rolled cucumber slices with sun dried tomatoes on topAnd to think, I was tempted to just have cucumber slices with hummus for lunch.

These roll-ups are way more fun!

While you can create a variety of flavor combinations using any dips or sauces you like (this pesto would be delicious, and you could make a kid-friendly version using almond butter and honey), I loved this pairing of hummus + tomato sauce.

Sun Dried Tomato Sauce
makes about 1 1/2 cups

Ingredients:

3 oz. sun dried tomatoes
2 roasted red peppers (here’s an easy how-to-guide on roasting peppers)
1/2 cup water
2 cloves raw garlic
1/4 cup fresh basil
1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste

Directions:

In a high-speed blender, blend all the ingredients until smooth and creamy.

sun dried tomato sauce blended and put in a glass bowlThis makes a very thick, richly tomato-flavored sauce. Feel free to add more liquid, or adjust the ingredients, to suit your tastes!

Enjoy!

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Next time, I think I’ll reduce the amount of sun dried tomatoes, to bring out the roasted red pepper flavor a bit more. (I can’t get enough of roasted red peppers lately!)

I’m so excited to enjoy leftovers this weekend. 😀

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Comments

Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat

These are so cute!! I actually just bought some roasted red peppers AND sundried tomatoes for another recipe yesterday, and I’m going to make sure there’s some left over so I can make this too!

    Willie Higgs

    Is it possible to make these roll-ups beforehande! Some other cucumber rollups I have made previously disintegrated and was a mesh by the time I wanted to serve it!

LizAshlee

What a great idea! I love the thought of bean free hummus and roasted tomatoes and eggplant…YUM! Thanks for sharing your fabulous recipes!!

Felicia

loving all the recipes you are posting lately 🙂

Claire @ Live and Love to Eat

They look so bright and fresh! Gorgeous!

Kris | iheartwellness.com

I swear to goodness, I’m coming to live with you for months…and months!! Your food is amazing!!! How fresh and tasty are these little gems??? OMG!

xxoo

Rande McDaniel @ The Vegetable Centric Kitchen

So much yum.

Beth @ Tasty Yummies

Yay – I was so excited to find your blog after you commented on mine 🙂 Oh my gosh, these are soo beautiful and they look super satisfying and fresh! Thanks for sharing and thanks for commenting on my blog. I already bookmarked your site!

Alyssa

WOW THESE LOOK AMAZING!!!!! I’m very, very intrigued by the sun dried tomato sauce… I have yet to roast my own bell peppers, it intimidates me, haha.

Tamara Lukie

delish! can’t wait~ I think my kids are going to LOVE these!!!

jessi@slotheatz

Never again will I settle for just plain old sliced cukes and hummus. This is awesome!

Kammie @ Sensual Appeal

These look so fun! What a great healthy snack or lunch 🙂

kathy

Is there a way to print this out?

    mary

    Ummm….select all & print….lol

Lizzie

This looks amazing! Just one question, I want to make the sun dried tomato sauce in advance. How long do you think it could last?

rachael

Going to try these for a baby shower this weekend! Thanks for the inspiration! Excited!

Anthony

great recipe, gonna try it next week and maybe add it to my website 🙂

Phillip

I saw this and it brought tears to my eyes a simple real food recipe, Thank you!

Aruna

Lovely refreshing attractive recipe.
Can you please suggest some other fillings also for these cucumber rolls.
Thank you.

rina

hummus wrapped in cucumber slices. very healthy

Edward Monie

Can”t find the print button

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