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Cucumber Stacks recipe and lesson plan

Cucumber Stacks recipe and lesson plan

Yield: 20


  • 7-8 local cucumbers
  • 2 local green, red, or yellow peppers
  • 4-5 local carrots, cut into small pieces
  • 25 slices of wheat or multi-grain bread
  • 8 oz. spreadable cream cheese
  • 8-12 oz. hummus


  1. Wash all vegetables.
  2. Cut the cucumbers and peppers into small pieces or slices.
  3. Press a cookie cutter into the slice of bread to make a shape.
  4. Spread hummus or cream cheese on top of the bread.
  5. Place pieces of pre-cut carrot, cucumber, and/or pepper on the hummus or cream cheese. If you use more than one vegetable, make a pattern and design with the vegetables.
  6. Add a dash of salt and pepper.
  7. Enjoy!

The lesson plan includes step-by-step instructions for cooking this recipe in the classroom, curriculum connections, and related books to read.



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