Cucumber Petites

My Cucumber petites are very simple and cool appetizer. They are perfect for all occasions.







Once again the inspiration of these cucumber petites is a recipe from one of the food network show of Sandra Lee’s. I have given my own twist to it. The recipe called for smoked salmon, I have replaced it with roasted red peppers and also some herbs of my choice. This tasted very good. It had a very cool effect and so refreshing. The crispiness from the cucumber and the creaminess form the cream cheese balanced so well. And the coolest thing is that, this is the first time I made this appetizer and it became our favorite right away.

I love making appetizers and snacks than making main dishes. How abt u people? I think its lot of fun making them. I was delighted to see the theme of this month ‘s Monthly Mingle - Appetizers & Hors'Doeuvres ... So another entry of appetizer to Monthly mingle.

Ingredients :


Cucumber Slices – 1
Cream Cheese – 8 ounce / 1 packet
Ranch Dressing – 2 tablespoon
Dried oregano – 1 teaspoon
Jared Roasted Red pepper – 1
Salt





Procedure :


1. Slice the cucumber into circles and using a melon baller scoop out the seed not going very deep to make a hole on the other side.

2. Bring the cream cheese to room temperature. Now mix the cream cheese and ranch dressing and make it a fine paste.

3. Now add the salt, oregano and mix. Cover it with the plastic wrap and refrigerate it for 15 minutes, to make it set.

4. In the mean while drain one big roasted red pepper form the jar and pat it dry with the paper towel. Then dice it in to small cubes (It should be well dried).

5. Now remove the mixture form the fridge and mix in the diced red pepper and mix it slowly. Transfer the mixture to a piping bag and pipe out like a swirl on the cucumber

46 comments:

  1. That is a beautiful crispy entry Sukanya! Great for hot weather

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  2. Looks so cute Sukanya asusual.I have to learn a lot to make appetizers.

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  3. Hi Cham:
    Ya It's so cool in hot day time weather. Thank u...

    Hi Kamala:
    Thank u for ur comments...

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  4. I make these often too Sukanya, but i just spread the cheese rather than piping it:) thanks for a great appetizer recipe!:)

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  5. Hi Mansi...
    That sounds more simple. Thank u...

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  6. Cheese spread very beautiful on cucumber, nice presentation.

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  7. That is a cool great appetizer

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  8. two words....simply marvelous! and the presentation is refreshing and beautiful sukanya! watch out, i will be making ur lychee-meringue heaven soon :-)

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  9. That looks so pretty!

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  10. amazing sukanya...its like few beauties sitting on the plate..s this is really a cool starters or served as a salad tooo...i luved it...

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  11. Hey these are so cute and easy to make

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  12. What an elegant and easy appetizer.. I love the tang of cream cheese - a winning combination for sure.

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  13. Such pretty looking appetizers.. WE dont get the english cucmbers here in India ..Miss them a lot :))
    LIke your filling.

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  14. lovely presentation, Sukanya! I can tell the yummy taste. Perfect entry for the event.

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  15. Beautiful!
    I, too, prefer making appetizers (and desserts) more than the main dish!

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  16. Just right for the Mumbai summer. Will try the cool cucumber....have announced an event on my blog. Would love to have you particpate in it.

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  17. it may look simple..but it certainly looks so professional..and very presentable...

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  18. Sukanya, your cucumber petites are so pretty...thanks for sharing :-)

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  19. Looks pretty.....that's such a simple yet delicious snack.

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  20. Hi Madhu:
    Thank u...

    Hi Divya:
    Ya its really so cool.... Thank u..

    Hi JZ:
    O.. That's so nice. Do try it and let me know. Thank u for ur comments..

    Hi Tbc:
    Thank u..

    Hi Suma Rajesh:
    Ya... I too think the same, they can be a good salad too.

    Hi Hetal:
    Ya they took only a couple of minutes to make it.

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  21. Wow just beautiful.
    I think i would first admire it for a while and then have a bite.

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  22. Hi Laavanya:
    Ya both cream cheese and ranch have a tang flavor. They go perfect with cucumber. Thank u..

    Hi Swati:
    Ya... but u can try it with those Indian cucumber also. I think all the cucumbers have the same taste. Thank u for ur comments.

    Hi Uma:
    Thank u..

    Hi Cooker:
    O... Nice I have got a partner... Thank u for ur comments...

    Hi Vandana Rajesh:
    Thank u for ur comments. Will look into it.

    Hi Rachel:
    Thank u...

    Hi Sunita:
    Thank u for comments..

    Hi Jayashree:
    Ya... Thank u...

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  23. Looks so perfect and welcoming...

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  24. cool appetizer sukanya

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  25. very beautifully clicked...liked ur recipe too

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  26. Hi Happy cook:
    Thank u for ur sweet comments...

    Hi Maheswari:
    Thank u...

    Hi SASHREE :
    Thank u...

    Hi Sangeeth:
    Thank u...

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  27. Very cute looking recipe :-).Nice presentation.

    Anitha

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  28. Delicious, Sukanya! They look so adorable! Perfect for the warm weather, too. :)

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  29. WOW awesome presentation and lovely and recipe, simple easy and delicious!!!

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  30. perfecttt for this sukanya ,very nice way to eat cucumber like this

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  31. These are so cute!

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  32. Hi Anitha:
    Thank u for ur comments...

    Hi Kalai:
    Ya, they are so cool to have it on hot summer. Thank u for ur comments...

    Hi Madhavi:
    Ya... they are very easy to make and u know what, they can be made in advance and kept in fridge for even 2 days. Thank u...

    Hi Sagari:
    Thank u for ur comments...

    Hi Meeso:
    Thank u

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  33. These look so darn cute!!!

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  34. oh, those cucumber pieces look sooo gorgeous!!!! I am in love with them!!!!

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  35. beautiful cucumber!! nice presentation.

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  36. So simple and sounds yummy, never tried these, this will be in my menu the next time we have guests. Thanks for sharing. Love your picture

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  37. Beautiful photos Sukanya, makes a great party snacks!:))

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  38. Hi Seema:
    Thank u...

    Hi Ramya:
    Thank u...

    Hi Andhra Flavors:
    Thank u...

    Hi Medhaa:
    Do try it and let me know. Thank u for ur comments...

    Hi Asha:
    Thank u....

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  39. wooooooow!!this is such a healthy bite..so cooling and refrshing..tempting photos:)

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  40. health n tempting snack!

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  41. Hi Ranji and Nanditha Prabhu thank u for ur sweet comments.

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  42. What a perfect entry. Looks delicious.

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  43. A lovely blend of flavors. These look beautiful

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  44. Cucumber petites looks delicious Sukanya & nice photos

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  45. Wow.. Looks so nice and pleasant !!
    Nice presentation !! Lovely !!
    My eyes are just drolling on it :) !!

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  46. First time on your blog Sukanya! Love these! and many of the other pics I saw loading - looking forward to exploring you site :)

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