Easy Cucumber CupsSubmitted by: CHEF_MEG
IntroductionPerfect for your next party--or turn any snack into a festive event! Perfect for your next party--or turn any snack into a festive event!
1 English (seedless) cucumber, peeled
1/2 cup peas*
1 tablespoon horseradish mustard
1/4 cup sour cream, reduced fat
1/4 cup hummus
1 sprig fresh dill, separated into 12 sections
* I used no-salt added canned peas, but you could also use thawed frozen peas.
We often turn to bread, crackers, or other whole-grain products as a vehicle to get dip from point A to point B. I like to use vegetables whenever I can. For this spicy, creamy dip, I used cucumber, but you could use any vegetable: hollowed cherry tomatoes, celery sticks, or endive leaves.
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Puree the peas, mustard, and sour cream using a blender or immersion blender, or mash with a fork until smooth.
Fill each cup with 2 teaspoons of hummus, then fill to the top with the pea mixture. Garnish with a dill sprig.
One filled cup per serving.
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How can that be a picture of this recipe? that is most certainly a tomato half and a sprig of tarragon on top of each one - and neither of those items are listed. I get that you can garnish any way you like, but if you want it to match the nutritionals, it won't look like the pic. They are OK.
I usually hate when some just say they are going to try something instead of actually writing a review, but when you have Q's about a recipe, there is no other place to ask. Is that a tomato slice on top and is it only 26 calories if you eat all 12? What is the serving size? I'm thinking just 2. - 5/2/12
I am so glad to see the community creating healthy, beautiful party bites. The picture makes me want to have a party, or at least make a tray of the "shot glass dippers" and cucumber bites to take to the Cancer Center for Thanksgiving. Won't that be a beautiful alternative to a pie? - 11/2/12
Good as is, but not great. However, start mixing in fresh herbs and BINGO! Fun and easy to experiment with. Good stuffed with tuna salad and with a sprig of pimento on top too. It didn't mention it, but I used the scooped out cucs in the mix(es)! Made a variety for party! Looks like thyme in pic - 5/24/12
these were very very good. i made them for a small bbq at my sisters and everyone loved them. they went fast.
ps GERIHIRAI its not that chef megs pictures are deceptive. if you make them right they look exactly the same. its just that chef meg sets them up decoratively to make the pics look pretty - 5/21/12