Keep the Moving Parts Clean with this Fiber Rich Snack Recipe
There are studies that suggest eating a diet with 25 to 35 grams of fiber a day can reduce your risk of colon cancer. If you are looking for a unique alternative to fiber bars or powders, this colon healthy snack recipe with avocado will fit the bill.
Our restaurant recently attended “Generous Helpings” in Nashville to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank where we, along with dozens of other restaurants, made small bites for hundreds of attendees. We made a mini version of a Vietnamese sandwich called a Banh Mi with pork belly confit, cilantro, pickled daikon and carrot, cucumbers, jalapenos, aioli and sriracha. For this recipe, we will substitute avocado for the pork belly and all of these ingredients combined will provide a fiber rich shot of goodness.
Avocado Banh Mi Sliders
At 13.5 grams, avocadoes have more fiber than any other fruit. The whole-wheat buns, carrots, daikon and cucumber help as well.
What You Will Need
- 1 pack mini slider buns or rolls (whole-wheat preferably)
- 3 avocadoes (pitted and sliced)
- 1 bunch of cilantro (washed and chopped)
- 1 jalapeno, sliced down the middle ribs and seeds removed then fine diced
- 2 pickled carrots (recipe follows)
- 1 pickled daikon (recipe follows)
- 1 cucumber, sliced into thin rounds
- Sriracha (a Thai hot sauce – use sparingly)
- Good quality mayo or aioli
- Combine 2 cups of rice wine vinegar, ¼ cup sugar, 1/8 cup of salt in a saucepan and heat on stove just until everything is dissolved
- 2 carrots peeled and graded
- 1 daikon radish peeled and graded
- Pour warm vinegar mixture over the carrots and daikon and let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes, and then refrigerate
Warm buns in oven and assemble avocadoes, cilantro, jalapeno, pickled carrots and daikon, cucumber, a dot of sriracha and aioli. Hold together with a frill pick.
These make a good appetizer for any party and no one even has to know that fiber is the name of the game.
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