Pure Flavor® Uno Bites™ Nano Cucumbers are here to freshen up all your favorite recipes. With her new Cucumber Pico Tostadas recipe, Laurel Perry from Darn Good Veggies uses the fresh flavor of nano cucumbers to maximum effect with a simple and delicious cucumber pico de gallo. Try it yourself and be sure to make extra to use all week!
A tiny little snacking cucumber can sure bring a ton of fresh flavor.
Uno Bites™ have arrived – no, not from outer space, but from Pure Flavor’s® high-tech greenhouses. Now that they’re here, they’re making their mark in the world of healthy snacking.
Their nano size makes them a perfect treat for snacking by the handful or enjoying with your favorite dip. Kids enjoy them especially because they have a mild, balanced flavor.
On that note, parents love snacking on them too – not only for their flavor, but for their numerous health benefits. Uno Bites™ contains important vitamins and minerals like Vitamin K and potassium. They’re low in calories, have no cholesterol and are virtually sodium and fat free.
Snacking is a favorite way to enjoy healthy vegetables that come in such a small package, but there’s another great way to enjoy Uno Bites™: chopped, sliced and diced in a new recipe.
That same freshness that makes healthy snacking so enjoyable lends itself to many homecooked recipes. Part of that fresh flavor comes from the fact that they’re 95% water, grown in Pure Flavor’s® indoor greenhouses for maximum flavor any time of year.
Because of their great hydrating power, kids can power up during recess or while playing at home. Teenagers and adults can benefit from improved focus and mental performance while working or preparing for a big test thanks to the combination of water and vitamins they contain.
The extra boost of hydration makes a huge difference – not only to your health, making you feel more energized and focused, but to the overall flavor of the dish.
The crisp, energizing flavor of these cukes is evident in all kinds of recipes – salads, wraps and much, much more. If you’re looking to spruce up an old recipe and give it some new life, try mixing in some Uno Bites™.
One creative and simple way to add Uno Bites™ to your healthy diet is to make a Cucumber Pico de Gallo. That’s exactly what Laurel Perry from Darn Good Veggies did when she put together her recipe for Cucumber Pico Tostadas.
These tostadas are quick, easy, tasty, and healthy – all the good things you want in a recipe!
To make the cucumber pico de gallo, dice up one pint of Uno Bites™ along with one red onion, 1 jalapeño and some cilantro. Mix in a bit of lime juice, sugar and salt. That’s it, that’s all – it’s ready!
Maybe the best thing about making Laurel’s fresh cucumber pico de gallo is that it keeps in the fridge for five days, so make sure to make a ton of extra for leftovers or to add to other meals.
Next, place your tortillas on a baking sheet and mist them with olive oil so they don’t burn. Toast them in the oven until crisp – about 10 to 12 minutes at 425°F. Meanwhile, you can heat up refried beans in the microwave or on the stove.
When the tortillas are ready, spread each with beans and top with cheese. Put them back in the oven just long enough to melt the cheese and then remove to top with sliced avocado.
Now you’re ready for the finishing touch: add your delicious cucumber pico de gallo and enjoy all the refreshing flavor that it brings to your meal.
For Laurel’s full Cucumber Pico Tostadas recipe, including how to make her homemade cucumber pico de gallo, click here.
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