Friday, August 07, 2009

Cucumber Appetizers


Peel several cucumbers, leaving a few thin stripes of peel.

Cut into one-inch slices and use a small spoon or melon-baller to scoop out some of the seeds, creating little cucumber cups.

Scoop a small spoonful of filling into each one and garnish.


-1 package of cream cheese, softened
-1 clove garlic, minced
-1 teaspoon lemon juice

fresh herbs – you can use chives, parsley, dill, thyme, basil, oregano, marjoram… you don’t need all of these, use whichever you have on hand. a few sprigs in total.

Salt & pepper to taste

Mince herbs and mix everything together. Ideally this should chill overnight before using.

Scoop into cucumber cups and garnish with tiny sprigs of fresh herbs.

Other tasty filling ideas:

•Sour cream and smoked salmon with a dill sprig

•Goat cheese and mint leaf with a drizzle of honey

•Feta cheese with slices of dried fig

•Cream cheese and crumbled bacon

•Blue cheese crumbles and sunflower seeds

(via design*sponge)

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