Who said healthy raw snacks and meals had to be time consuming? This is a really fast little dish when you are on the go or Hungry with a capital H! It is a great idea to always keep one of those bags they sell sealed with three heads of romaine lettuce for this very reason. I used to nibble on a variety of this as a snack when I worked at a raw food longevity center in New York and was taking a break.
(serves about 2)
- 1 head of romaine lettuce
- 1 large avocado
- 1 to mato chopped
- ½ of a cucumber chopped
- 1 Tbs. sweet white onion chopped
- 1 Tbs. fresh lemon juice
- Cayenne pepper to taste
- Handful of clover sprouts
Slice the avocados lengthwise and remove pit. Scoop out the green avocado flesh and add to a mixing bowl.
Add the lemon juice and sprinkle some cayenne pepper in there, and “mash” the avocados up, using a fork. Make as smooth or as chunky as you like (Hint: do you like pureed or chunky soup?)!
Add the chopped tomatoes, cucumber and sweet white onion, and mix well.
Chop the hard end of the romaine head off so the leaves fall off intact.
Scoop some of the mixture onto each leaf, and top with some of the clover sprouts.
Roll each side of the leave in towards the middle, and enjoy!