Keto-Friendly Crunchy Bites
We’re pleased to introduce you to this delicious and keto-friendly snack that's perfect for satisfying your cravings while keeping it low-carb - Keto-Friendly Crunchy Bites! These delectable bites are made with simple ingredients that are easy to find, and they come together quickly for a satisfying and flavorful snack option.
The star of these crunchy bites is the fresh cucumber, sliced into ¼-inch rounds. Crisp and refreshing, cucumbers provide a satisfying crunch that serves as the perfect base for these bites. To add a creamy and tangy element, we spread each cucumber slice with a generous dollop of happy farms light spreadable cheese wedge. These wedges are specially formulated to be lower in fat, making them a great option for those following a keto lifestyle.
Next, we layer on slices of sliced turkey breast. The tender turkey adds a satisfying protein component to these bites, making them more filling and satisfying. For an optional burst of flavor, we thinly slice grape tomatoes into rounds and add them on top of the turkey. The natural sweetness and juiciness of the tomatoes complement the other flavors perfectly.
To add a little kick of heat, we thinly slice jalapeños into rounds and add them on top of the tomatoes. The jalapeños provide a spicy flavor that balances out the creaminess of the cheese and the freshness of the cucumber. If you prefer a milder heat, you can remove the seeds from the jalapeños before slicing them.
For a final touch of freshness and aroma, you can add a small bunch of cilantro leaves on top of the jalapeños. The cilantro adds a burst of flavor and brightens up the bites with its citrusy notes. This step is optional, and you can omit it if you're not a fan of cilantro.
Assembling these keto-friendly crunchy bites is a breeze. Simply pat the cucumber slices dry to ensure that the toppings adhere well. Then, spread each cucumber slice with half a cheese wedge, and layer on the turkey, tomatoes, jalapeños and cilantro, if using. The combination of flavors and textures is simply irresistible, providing a delightful taste experience with every bite.
These crunchy bites are perfect for snacking on the go, serving as a tasty appetizer at gatherings or enjoying as a light and satisfying meal option. They are not only delicious, but they are also keto-friendly, making them a great choice for those following a low-carb lifestyle. So, indulge in these flavorful and crunchy bites guilt-free, knowing that they are both delicious and aligned with your dietary preferences.
- Pat cucumber slices dry. Spread cucumbers with ½ cheese wedge each and top with one slice turkey, one to two slices of tomato, one slice jalapeño and one cilantro leaf.
Recipe Courtesy of Chef Stacey,
ALDI Test Kitchen
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