Recipe—Herbed Cucumber Bites

Herbed Cucumber Bites

I have been wanting to host a tea party type of event and this year Easter was the perfect occasion. We were just having a couple of people over so I did all sorts of small bites. So fun and classy! The cucumber rounds were one of my faves! They were so light and refreshing and reminded me of the typical cucumber sandwiches you would have at a tea party, minus the rye bread. These are definitely the perfect snack for bridal showers, baby showers, or an afternoon tea.

INGREDIENTS
8 oz block of cream cheese, softened
1/4 c fresh dill (or 1 tbsp dried)
2 tbsp dill pickle juice (just the stuff form the jar)
3/4 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
pepper
1 green onion, finely chopped
1 cucumber, sliced
parsley to garnish (optional)

STEPS

  • In a medium bowl beat together the cream cheese, dill, pickle juice, onion powder, garlic powder, pepper, and green onion until smooth.
  • Transfer the mixture to a pastry bag or a Ziploc bag.
  • Pipe the herbed cream cheese mixture onto each cucumber round.
  • Garnish each cucumber with a sprig of parsley on top.
  • Serve immediately or cover and store in the fridge until ready to enjoy.
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11 responses

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  2. One of my fave ‘fun bites’ to take when I’m invited to a Cocktail Party (especially in the Summer), always get raves and they get quickly eaten up. Sometimes I’ll just blend in Boursin (with herbs) with the cream cheese, when I’m feeling lazy. I also scoop out the seeds on each slice, leaves more room for that tasty filling. CHEERS, CC

  3. I don’t generally have jars of pickles around. Is there a possible substitute or will it affect the flavor too much to leave it out?

    • I personally love the little bite that the pickle juice adds but if you really want to make a substitution then perhaps a little splash of white vinegar. You definitely want to add some sort of liquid as it helps make the consistency of the filling easier to work with.

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    • I would guesstimate that 1 large cucumber makes about 25 slices, so that would be about 3 per person if you had 8 people. I think it truly depends on how many other dishes you will be serving.

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