Keto Tomato Cucumber Rounds. I don’t know if anyone who reads and/or uses the recipes on this site has noticed this or not, but I do not have any categories under breakfast or snacks and I have lots of recipes under Appetizers, Salads, and a few others under Odd Balls. I personally do not believe in eating snacks and I pretty much eat once a day at around 3:00-4:00 in the afternoon. I have eaten this way most all my adult life and about the only things that have changed are the amounts and to a lesser extent, what I eat. This recipe is one that I would put under appetizers but it is actually eaten all over the Mediterranean and Middle East nearly everyday for breakfast. Yes, there are a few variations but not too many. They eat pita bread and certainly lots of cheese. People use the spices shown in copious amounts for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I didn’t use olives because they are easier to eat with your fingers without them, and olives are always pretty much used as a scoop and conveyance vehicle for dips like hummus, real yogurt etc. When I was in Dubai in 2010 I was introduced to this breakfast and have eaten and loved it ever since. Me? I eat mine as dinner-in a bowl-or…sometimes make it for dinner guests as shown-or…eat it as my salad.
These Keto Tomato Cucumber Rounds should be about 2-3 bites so be careful as you eat them because they are so good, you may end up like me, stuffing yourself with no room left for dinner. As an appetizer I would allow two rounds, as breakfast four rounds, as salad whatever you can get on the plate, and as dinner in a bowl, just pile it in there. I try to take pictures before adding olive oil because it makes them so dark but rest assured…I do use it.
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- 2 Large Roma Tomatoes
- ½-¾ Cucumber
- ¼ C Labne (Or A Really Thick Yogurt)
- 1 t Mint
- 1 t Sumac
- 2 t Aleppo Pepper
- 2 t Za’atar
- 2 t Black Seed (Sativa)
- 2-3 T Olive Oil
- Slice each tomato into 8 ⅛” rounds trying to get 8 slices per tomato. Plate.
- Partially peel cucumber, slice into 16 rounds, spread top with 1 t labne and place on top of tomato.
- Lightly salt labne.
- Sprinkle with all spices then drizzle with olive oil.
- 8 Servings As Appetizer
- 48 Calories, .6g Protein, 3.9g Fat, 2.9g Carbs, 0.5g Fiber, 2.4g Net Carbs
- 4 Servings As Salad or Breakfast
- 97 Calories, 1.2g Protein, 7.8g Fat, 5.8g Carbs, .9g Fiber, 4.9g Net Carbs
- I don’t know how to tell you to use yogurt other than what I am showing. For the most part American yogurt, is too thin and watery so all I can say, you need a good quality thick high fat yogurt.
- Now, in Mediterranean and Middle East cuisine all of this would be drizzled copiously with olive oil and you may surely do this and it makes it a little less easy to eat with your fingers but hey, just lick you fingers.
- You serve this to anyone and they are going to KNOW they have had something different from what they have every had before.