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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 26.6
  • Total Fat: 1.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 2.0 mg
  • Sodium: 61.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 2.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.6 g
  • Protein: 0.9 g

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Easy Cucumber Cups

Submitted by: CHEF_MEG
Easy Cucumber Cups

Introduction

Perfect 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!
Number of Servings: 12

Ingredients

    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.

Tips

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.


Directions

Cut the cucumber into 12 rounds (approximately 2 inches each). Scoop out the inner flesh being careful not to scoop out all the way through to the bottom. Place the slices on paper or cotton towels to drain.

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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  • Incredible!
    9 of 12 people found this review helpful
    Wonderful recipe - love it!
    And GERIHIRAI, learn to cook before casting judgement on the chef's posting of deceptive pictures - mine look just like hers! - 5/2/12

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  • 8 of 27 people found this review helpful
    I really resent that your pictures are almost always very deceptive. Why don't you show the REAL results of your recipes? - 5/2/12

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  • Good
    8 of 11 people found this review helpful
    skip the cream & horseradish and go straight for cucumbers and hummus! it's refreshing and delicious, especially in the summertime. - 3/15/11

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  • Good
    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
    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.
    - 6/20/12

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  • 5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Awesome idea! But I'd add the scooped out cucumber middle to the rest of the mix in the blender. - 8/6/12

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  • 4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    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

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  • O.K.
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I love cucs, peas, hummus...but this was lacking something. I think I'll stick with cucs dipped in hummus, no fuss and much easier. - 5/3/11

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  • 3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    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

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    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

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  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    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

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  • 3 of 9 people found this review helpful
    I'll need to give this a try - sounds really fresh, but also, it would need to be made very shortly before eating, I think - though maybe I could make the cucumber cups the day before and keep them well chilled in the fridge? Just assemble shortly before needed? Anyone tried this? - 12/1/10

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Scoop out middle using a melon baller. I've had Sandra Lee's Lox & cream cheese stuffed cucumber - YUM! - 2/2/13

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  • Bad
    2 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Too high in fat! 1.3g of fat to 26.6 calories? That is 45% fat! Fat formula: 1.3g fat x 9=11.7
    11.7 divided by 26.6 calories is 45% fat. - 6/15/12

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  • 2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    DELISH IDEA...I am making today substitution the hummus for blended lentils. - 3/15/11

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I love cukes. They are so refreshing and make my mouth water just thinking of trying this delightful recipe. Yum. - 12/20/10

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I substituted creol mustard for the horseradish mustard, because I cannot eat it, and I really loved them. - 12/18/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    this looks like a party on a plate . the bright colors and taste so good .low in labor and costs . - 8/30/12

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  • O.K.
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I used zucchini instead since I can't eat cucumbers. The first time around, it was disappointing. The second time, I subbed the sour cream for Greek yogurt, added fresh dill and sun-dried tomatoes (not oil packed) and viola! Good to go. - 8/22/12

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  • 1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Gonna try this one. - 3/15/11

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  • Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    The pic has hummus on top-- which makes sense since the pea puree is runnier. The instructions, however, direct us toward green gloriousness. {EDIT: Close-up shows dollop of pea. I used frozen so my peas are very bright.} - 1/23/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is a great idea. Thank you. - 12/10/10

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  • Cool idea, but it went with low fat sour cream, cream cheese, onion, the scooped out cucumber and dill. Yum! - 5/17/14

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  • Very good and super easy to make. - 2/2/14

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  • O.K.
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    It was ok, for a party appetizer only though. - 8/25/12

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  • Made for a picnic last week, made 36 and all were gone in a few minutes. Several people asked for the recipe. After tasting the pea mixture did add more horsradish mustard, put that is a personal taste. - 8/22/12

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