Turkey Pesto Mozzarella Cucumber Rolls

Usually, the best things in life are the things you work hardest for.

That is not the case with these Turkey Pesto Mozzarella Cucumber Rolls. You can make these little rolls, eat all of them and do the dishes in a matter of 10 minutes. Pretty impressive. If you have never rolled anything up inside of a slice of fresh, crunchy cucumber, you are really missing out on all that your life could be. This is less of a recipe, and more of a simple set of instructions to help you improve your lunch game. Step out of the box and away from the sandwich. These Turkey Pesto Mozzarella Cucumber Rolls are 100% kid friendly, and a totally packable option that can help you ditch the bread. These puppies can also make an great appetizer that you can whip up in almost no time. Make this recipe paleo by simply removing the cheese, and choosing or making a dairy-free pesto. Using a sundried tomato in place of the cheese adds a pleasant sweetness and compliments the pesto really well. As is, this recipe is low in carbohydrates, and works well for those following a ketogenic or low-carb lifestyle.

Give it a try.
Pesto Mozzarella Cucumber Roll
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Turkey Pesto Mozzarella Cucumber Roll

These cucumber rolls are a simple appetizer, or packable grain-free lunch option suitable for both kids and adults.

Course Appetizer, Main Course
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 10 rolls

Ingredients

  • 1 large cucumber
  • 5 slices nitrate-free deli turkey
  • 10 mini fresh mozzarella balls
  • 1/4 cup pesto

Instructions

  1. Using a veggie peeler, begin slicing the cucumber lengthwise.

    Pesto Mozzarella Cucumber Roll
  2. Cut the deli meat in half, and spread with pesto. Place at one end of a cucumber slice, and place the mozzarella in the middle of the turkey.

    Pesto Mozzarella Cucumber Roll
  3. Roll the cucumber starting at the end with the the turkey, pesto and cheese. Secure with a toothpick, and serve.

Recipe Notes

Feel free to use a large piece of fresh mozzarella cut into smaller chunks if you cannot find the mini mozzarella balls in your grocery store.

Pesto Mozzarella Cucumber Roll