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I came across this awesome recipe for gorilla sandwiches yesterday and I just had to make them today. These would be absolutely wonderful for my trip as a portable, healthy meal.

Another bonus about this recipe is that my daughter has a lot of trouble eating salads. She ate this up within minutes and asked for a second one!

Below I have a few pictures of the creation process, and following that, the official Gorilla Sandwich videos.

Supply list: Cucumbers (1 per person), simple avocado salad dressing, mixed greens, chopped red onion, diced tomatoes, chopped avocado, cilantro, and chopped carrot. For an alternative recipe for my daughter, we have included black olives and goat cheese. You can virtually use any ingredients that you like for this sandwich.

First we cut about 3 inches off the top of the cucumber, then began to core it with the veggie peeler.

We continued to core the cucumber using a spoon, being sure to get all the watery bits out without breaking into the skin.

A simple tube is pretty much what you are going for. We used the extra cucmber bits for a cucumber melon smoothie.

Next, we add the ingredients. The goal here is to layer it like a lasagna.

After about every 2 or 3 ingredients we used the handle end of a knife to push the ingredients down, gently. You can use anything that fits.

Fill the cucumber until you get about 1 inch from the top. Take the 3 inch piece that you cut off from the cucumber, core it as you did the bigger piece, turn it upside and place it inside the top of the cucumber, and pin in on with a toothpick. And you're done.

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Below are the videos from the original creator of the Gorilla Sandwich



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Comment by Stepheny Antrobus on July 11, 2011 at 9:00pm
That looks like fun, I think my girls would really like that!! We're gonna have to try it.
Comment by Angelique Miller on November 12, 2010 at 7:19am
Jodi - ha! Me too!
Definitely going to make these...I often just take a cucumber for on-the-go snacks but this is way more fun and would be more filling like a little meal, love it!
Comment by River Song Bechtel on August 21, 2010 at 2:46pm
Wow what a great idea! Talk about fast food for on the go. Thanks for sharing and hope your trek is going well.
Comment by Jodi is Purely Nourished on August 19, 2010 at 7:44am
Ok the gorilla sandwich is pretty cool but was I the only one distracted by the muffin in the video? hubba hubba! ;-)
Comment by Hot Ta-Molly on July 22, 2010 at 8:30am
This would be a great lunch for my son who works outdoors in the heat. Instead of a heavy sandwich this would really help keep his insides cool and fueled. Thank you for sharing these videos.
Comment by Jean on July 14, 2010 at 4:59pm
I forget about these natural lunchboxes. Must make one soon.
Comment by Vegan♥for♥Life on July 12, 2010 at 4:41pm
If they are good enough for gorillas, they are good enough for me!!!
Comment by reikifeet on April 19, 2010 at 8:08pm
Thanks so much for posting this! My daughter loved it, had to make one before the video was even over, and taught daddy how when he came home from his 2 wks on the road.
Comment by simone carlisle on April 16, 2010 at 10:05am
great idea for picnics or trips to the beach or car trips(even to bring on a camping trip)...i'm loving it!
Comment by Mauri on April 16, 2010 at 9:58am
How cool! Looks like something to try.

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