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Saturday, December 24, 2011

Dill and Sundried Tomato Cucumber Rolls

Oh My!!!  These little cucumber rolls are SOooo yummy...and fast... and easy!  This is one of those recipes that you can literally throw together in about 10 minutes if you have unexpected guests, forgot you were supposed to bring appetizers to the company party, or just want something a little lighter for yourself or your guests amidst all of the heavy holiday foods.

These are a delicate balance of crunchy cucumbers, smooth cream cheese, tangy yogurt, sweet and chewy sun-dried tomatoes, and the brightness of fresh dill.  They are very delicate and fancy looking, but hardly any work at all!

Here is a video tutorial:

Ingredients:
Use the amounts that you enjoy best, but here is what I used to make this small tray with one large cucumber.
  • 3 oz cream cheese (feel free to use the reduced fat version)
  • 2 spoons crumble tomato basil feta cheese
  • 2 spoons plain, nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1 - 2 Tbsp sun-dried tomatoes, julienne cut
  • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh dill
  • 1 large cucumber
  • coarse salt
  • cracked black pepper
Method:
Slice the cucumbers very thinly. I used the #1 setting on my mandolin. Lay them out on a paper towel and sprinkle with salt. We want to extract some of the water out of them.
To a small bowl, begin adding the ingredients for the filling. Softened cream cheese, a spoon of crumbled tomato basil feta cheese, a spoon of non-fat Greek yogurt, a couple of tablespoons of sun dried tomatoes cut into small strips, some chopped fresh dill.  Season with coarse salt and cracked black pepper. Stir well to combine. 

Blot the cucumbers dry!!  Add a between a teaspoon and tablespoon of filling. Add a sprig of fresh dill. Then starting on the thinner side, roll the cucumber around the filling. Secure the seam with a toothpick that has been broken in half. Or go all the way through if you have some fancy party toothpicks if you desire.

Step-by-Step:
Slice the cucumbers very thinly.  I used the #1 setting on my mandolin.  Lay them out on a paper towel and sprinkle with salt.  We want to extract some of the water out of them.
To a small bowl, begin adding the ingredients for the filling.  Softened cream cheese, a spoon of crumbled tomato basil feta cheese...
A spoon of non-fat Greek yogurt...
A couple of tablespoons of sun dried tomatoes... cut into small strips.
Some chopped fresh dill.
Season with coarse salt and cracked black pepper.  Stir well to combine.
Blot the cucumbers dry!!
Add a between a teaspoon and tablespoon of filling.  Add a sprig of fresh dill.  Then starting on the thinner side, roll the cucumber around the filling.  Secure the seam with a toothpick that has been broken in half.  Or go all the way through if you have some fancy party toothpicks if you desire.
Arrange, set them out, and watch them disappear!

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11 comments:

  1. Yummy cucumber rolls!! I loved the way you presented them.

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  2. These look gorgeous! Perfect to serve at a party. Glad I found your blog. Feel free to pop over for a visit to Scrambled Megs sometime :)

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  3. looks fabulous and super yummy!

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  4. These look so artistic and delicious at the same time!

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  5. looks absolutely gorgeous!!!

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  7. Not only do they sound yummy, they look great. Wonderful presentation.

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    1. Thanks, Sonia - and don't forget really easy!!

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  8. Loved this recipe! Thanks! Will be sure to check out the others. :)

    ~ Tammi

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  9. ADM...
    Love your website...such wonderful and simple recipes....keep it up...you are making me look like an amazing chef.......thank you thank-you thank-you......

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  10. I've got to try this one for dinner club.

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