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We’ve been the victims/benefactors of torrential rains over the last few weeks. Thanks to the downpour our grass is a brilliant green, our trees are brimming with tiny pieces of fruit, muddy puddles abound in the back yard, and all the snails have come out to play.
I can’t say that ever been a fan of escargot (ok, I’ve never tried it), but these cucumber snails make super cute snacks that don’t involve a hard shell. They are super easy to put together and my kids loved dipping their cucumber ‘rolls’ into the dip. How appropriate that these snails are served with a garden vegetable dip! I’m sure they’ll be right at home.
Even better than loads of veggies in this simple ranch dip is the extra boost of nutrition it gets from Similac’s Go & Grow Mix-ins. DHA, Lutein, vitamin A, protein, fiber, and minerals are added to the dip in an undetectable powder that dissolves quickly, adding a powerful punch of nutrition to a super fun snack.
Watch & Learn
Here’s a quick video of the cucumber snails being made, from start to finish:
What You Need
Makes roughly 2 ½ cups dip and 8 to 10 snails.
- 16 ounces sour cream
- 1 package ranch dip seasoning mix
- 1 packet Similac Go & Grow
- 1 small 7ellow bell pepper, chopped
- 1 small tomato, chopped
- 1 small carrot, grated
- 1 English cucumber
- Small knife
In a large mixing bowl, stir together the sour cream, ranch dip mix, Similac Go & Grow powder, bell pepper, tomato, and carrot until well combined. Cover and store in the refrigerator while you make the cucumber snails.
FOR THE SNAILS: Cut the top ½” of the cucumber off (lengthwise) and set aside. Cut thin slices of cucumber that are about 1/8” or less in thickness.
Roll each slice of cucumber up, leaving a small portion at the end unrolled as the snail’s “tail”. Break a toothpick in half and secure the roll with it.
Cut a 2-3” piece from the top of the cucumber that you set aside. Carve out antennae on the top of one end of the piece. Use a toothpick to dap little spots of dip for the snail’s eyes.
Press the back of the snail head into the toothpick that is holding together the snail’s body. Repeat this process with the remaining cucumber until you have as many snails as you desire. Serve with garden vegetable ranch dip.
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