Smashed Jalapeno Avocado, Quke Crumpets with Soft Boiled Eggs

Smashed Jalapeno Avocado, Quke Crumpets with Soft Boiled Eggs

Serves 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes

2 x 250g Qukes® baby cucumbers
1 large ripe avocado
1 tbs pickled jalapeno, finely chopped
4 large free range eggs
8 crumpets, toasted
200g cottage cheese
1 tbs black sesame seeds
1 lemon, rind finely grated

Combine the avocado and jalapeno together and season. Slice 8 Qukes® lengthways, each into 4.
Half fill a medium saucepan with water and bring it to the boil over high heat, stir in 1 teaspoon of salt. Pierce a small hole in the larger end of each egg with a sharp safety pin or needle. Lower the cold eggs into the boiling water, leave for 30 seconds then stir to form a whirlpool in the pan. Boil gently for 5 minutes. Remove the eggs to a large bowl of iced water. Stand for 3 minutes. Drain and peel.
Spread 4 crumpets with the avocado mixture. Spread the remaining 4 crumpets with cottage cheese. Top all crumpets with sliced Qukes® then half a soft boiled egg. Sprinkle with lemon rind sesame seeds, and micro herbs. Place 1 avocado crumpet and 1 cottage cheese crumpet on each serving plate, season and serve.

Four Quick and Easy Hacks to Add Fun (and Veggies) To Kids' Lunchboxes

Looking for achievable lunchbox ideas that will help you win over the toughest little food critics? Try these four, super quick and easy Qukes® baby cucumber hacks for Crunch 'N' Sip, recess or lunch:

1. Sushi sandwich
If your kids are already complaining about sandwiches, try a sushi-twist! Simply roll up a slice of bread with your kid's favourite ingredients inside, such as Qukes®, ham and cheese, then slice them into bite sized pieces and pop into the lunchbox for your kids to devour. They're gorgeous, sushi-looking bites that take no time to make.

2. No bun sliders
If you are looking for a gluten-free lunchbox idea that will fill their tummies too, why not try cute Qukes® sliders. Simply slice the Qukes® lengthways, being careful not to cut all the way through, and then stuff with your kiddies' favourite fillings. Shredded chicken from the last night's dinner, cheese or even dips like guacamole, all work well in these fun little sliders.

3. Happy and hydrated
If your kids come home with full water bottles and are too busy having fun to keep sipping during the day, try adding foods to their lunchbox that have a high water content so they can literally "eat their water". Foods like watermelon, strawberries, Qukes®, and tomatoes are great for extra hydration.

4. No prep, no fuss:
Fun foods are a great way to get your kids to eat more of what's good for them. Bite-sized veggies like Qukes® and snacking tomatoes are ideal for this. Simply slice and pop in their lunchbox for Crunch 'n' Sip or recess.