So this week, the husband and I are going to have our own little party and snack on cucumber-melon "sushi"! This is such an easy recipe and is also a fun way to get those picky kids to try something new. Let them make these with you so they can have a hand in creating their own healthy food. They are nice party starters, especially in the summer, with some good chilled white wine. These are just a nice way to have a great snack during the day and so easy to throw together. And so much healthier than melon wrapped with prociutto....although I still love that too!
So there you have it...an easy and cool appetizer for you to "start" the week!
Just as an aside, if you have cucumber left over, try throwing some slices in a pitcher of water. It is a very refreshing flavor and a change-up from the usual lemon slices!
Cut cantaloupe into 16 cubes, about 1 inch each. Use a vegetable peeler to slice 16 long strips of cucumber. Wrap strips around melon cubes and insert a toothpick. Stir together 6 ounces plain yogurt, 2 tablespoons orange-juice concentrate, and a teaspoon of chopped cilantro for a dipping sauce.
Also, check out this great giveaway for a wonderful cause. We all know someone who has been touched by heart disease and this is a fantastic offer from Cheerios.