Who says you shouldn’t play with your food?
These 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
1 large cucumber
Raw Bean-Free Hummus
Sun Dried Tomato Sauce (recipe below)
To create your cucumber rolls, you’ll need a mandolin or a wide vegetable peeler. Slice the cucumber lengthwise, into very thin slices.
Because they are so thin, you’ll want to double-up the slices for each roll, like so:
Apply a thin layer of of hummus lengthwise down each slice.
Then roll up, and top each roll with a dollop of tomato sauce!
And 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
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
In a high-speed blender, blend all the ingredients until smooth and creamy.
This makes a very thick, richly tomato-flavored sauce. Feel free to add more liquid, or adjust the ingredients, to suit your tastes!
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. 😀
Questions and Reviews
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!
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!
What a great idea! I love the thought of bean free hummus and roasted tomatoes and eggplant…YUM! Thanks for sharing your fabulous recipes!!
loving all the recipes you are posting lately 🙂
They look so bright and fresh! Gorgeous!
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!
So much yum.
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!
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.
delish! can’t wait~ I think my kids are going to LOVE these!!!
Never again will I settle for just plain old sliced cukes and hummus. This is awesome!
These look so fun! What a great healthy snack or lunch 🙂
Is there a way to print this out?
Ummm….select all & print….lol
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?
Going to try these for a baby shower this weekend! Thanks for the inspiration! Excited!
great recipe, gonna try it next week and maybe add it to my website 🙂
I saw this and it brought tears to my eyes a simple real food recipe, Thank you!
Lovely refreshing attractive recipe.
Can you please suggest some other fillings also for these cucumber rolls.
hummus wrapped in cucumber slices. very healthy
Can”t find the print button
Cucumber roll ups with tomato sauce is really delicious