Chickpea Stuffed Cucumber Cups
2 organic cucumbers
1 cup organic chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 inch of fresh ginger root, finely grated
3 scallions, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
1 Tbsp Bragg’s liquid aminos
a dash of hot sauce or cayenne pepper (optional)
1 Tbsp white miso paste OR Healing Cuisine Mayonnaise
Fresh black pepper to taste
1.) Start by cleaning and slicing the cucumbers into 1 1/2 inch thick coins. Hallow out the centers using a melon baller or small spoon, leaving a little at the bottom of the cucumber so the filling doesn’t leak thru.
2.) Throw all the remaining ingredients into the food processor or blender and puree (including the scooped out cucumber seeds!). When it’s mostly smooth, spoon (or use a piping bag) filling into the cucumber cups. Refrigerate two hours before serving. If you have leftovers, try it spooned over a salad or as a spread for a sandwich or wrap!
Experiment with flavors!! … curry? mint? roasted garlic? You can also stuff with various salads (egg salad, salmon salad, chicken salad, black eyed pea salad…etc). Another idea is using raw zucchini cups instead of cucumber. So many possibilities!