Low carb recipes vegetarian, vegan, full-on meat, or a hybrid are always best when they are easy. There really isn’t anything more straightforward than this keto recipe and you’re going to want to try it. Like immediately.
These vegetarian (actually vegan) chickpea cucumber rolls are incredible.
You’re 5 ingredients away from a lip-smacking treat!
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You know how long the cooking process can take if you love to entertain and create thoughtful and maybe even artful courses for your friends and family. If that’s you, well, then you also know the benefit of an easy recipe that takes no time at all.
This! This is that recipe. Cucumbers, a tin of chickpeas, some nutritional yeast, some avocado slices, and a few strips of red pepper.
If you want to be fancy, add some freshly squeezed lemon juice and sesame seeds. Seriously, what could be easier?
Low Carb Recipes Vegetarian Edition
Healthy Low Carb Recipes
Virtually no one who follows keto will cry you a river at the green light we get when it comes to cheese, cold cuts like salami, and delicious bacon. While we do enjoy these (mostly) in moderation, we can, or at least I can get sick of them and I need something simple and healthy. I often crave clean and easy. This is the recipe for you if that’s what you’re after!
My inspiration for this simple low-carb treat comes from a can of marinated chickpeas at Trader Joe’s. Have you seen and or tried this?
Trader Joe’s does most of the flavor heavy lifting here. Before you open the tin, the chickpeas are having a nice little bath in soybean oil, lemon juice, parsley, salt, cumin, garlic powder, and black pepper. The only thing I added was a little bit of nooch and a bit more lemon. Then, I mashed the chickpeas forming a paste-like consistency. Otherwise, they would never stay inside your cucumber roll-up.
Vegetarian Keto Recipes
While the outline of this recipe focuses on veggies, you can flip this script and add other forms of protein as well. Shrimp could be good in here. I also think thin strips of lime-marinated grilled chicken would be incredible. This may be one of those recipes that you keep in mind as you look for ways to use up leftovers. Especially if grilling is your thing. Moreover, this is a great way to up your protein intake.
The proper amount of protein is vital for so many functions of our body. The one that may be most important to you on your health journey is that it keeps us full longer. Say less words, right? Check out this article from WebMD: Benefits of Protein.
You’re Here For One Of The Best Low-Carb Recipes So Let’s Get Into It
First, put down sheets of paper towels long enough to handle the thin slices of cucumber that will be this recipe’s outer shell.
Second, slice the aforementioned cucumber and place overlapping strips on the paper towels. The point here is to remove as much water as possible. You’ll put more paper towels on top of the cucumbers after you’ve wallpapered just the right amount. What’s the right amount? Enough that you can roll and tuck the ingredients you plan for the inside.
Third, you’ll prepare your chickpeas if you haven’t done that yet along with slicing the avocado and red pepper.
Fourth, it’s time to assemble and practice a tight roll.
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Low Carb Chickpea Cucumber Roll-Up
- 1 can Greek Chickpeas with Parsley & Cumin Trader Joe's
- 2 T Nutritional Yeast
- 1/4 Long English Cucumber, Thinly Sliced
- 1/4 Avocado, Thinly Sliced
- 1/4 Red Pepper, Thinly Sliced
- Fresh Lemon Juice, To Taste Optional
- Sesame Seeds, To Taste Optional
- Liquid Aminos, To Taste Optional
- In a bowl, combine the can of chickpeas and nutritional yeast. Mash everything together with a fork. Add a few squeezes of fresh lemon or any seasoning you wish.
- On the counter, lay down paper towels. Next, thinly slice the cucumber with a vegetable peeler. Lay each slice down sightly on top of each other from the width of the paper towels and to whatever length makes sense for a tight roll. Place more paper towels on top and press down to remove as much moisture as possible from both sides of the cucumber slices.
- When the cucumbers have dried out a bit, arrange a thin amount of the chickpea mixture, avocado, and red pepper towards the bottom of the cucumbers.
- Tightly roll and slice. If desired, sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve with liquid aminos and