Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Cute and Delicious Cucumber Snacks

I love cucumbers! And I love finding new ways to serve them. They're crunchy, refreshing and a healthy snack.

I recently started using cucumbers to make my own pickles from leftover jarred pickle brine. I mentioned how easy it is to do that in this post...'Recycle Your Pickle Brine'

So now I was hungry for new cucumber recipes and came across these next two ideas.

Cucumber Cream Cheese Bites
Cucumber Cream Cheese Bites

These were very tasty! The recipe called for cream cheese and herbs, but that wasn't good enough for me, so I added feta cheese and bacon bits into the cream cheese mixture along with fresh chopped basil and parsley. This was just what I was looking for! It was creamy, crunchy, tangy, herbaceous and a little smokey from the bacon bits! You can flavor the cream cheese to your liking. It's easily customizable. I'll be making these again for my next party. Here is the link to the original recipe **Click Here** 


Cucumber Carrot Flowers
Cucumber Carrot Flowers
And these cute little creation were fun to make! They're from this blogger...'Anna the Red'  She made these to be used in bento boxes. But my daughter just dipped these in salad dressing and ate them. This is a good way to get little kids to eat their veggies! My daughter loved them. And she's not even a little kid! How could anyone, at any age, not like these. Even my husband thought these were cool!

I hope you'll think of these ideas when your looking for ways to use cucumbers!

12 comments:

  1. Love the sliders! Never thought of adding bacon...but I sure will now! Hugs,kc

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    1. Thank you so much Kc...I'm loving bacon these days! =)

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  2. The older I get, the more I love cucumbers. Can't wait to try this - it sounds so delicious. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Me too Stephanie! I espicially like cucumbers in the summer when I like to eat light meals. =)

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  3. Lillian, another winner, girl!! Love this and so will anyone watching carbs! :) Thanks for sharing!! xoxo

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  4. Looks great Lillian. I just went to the farmers market today!!!! Yummm is all I have to say. I will give these a try!!!
    Nancy from JAP

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    1. Thanks Nancy! Farmers markets are great for fresh produce...wish I lived closer to them!

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  5. Lillian, you find such neat ideas! Love them. I bet my blue cheese butter would be good on these.

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    1. Awwww...thank you Peggi! It's my mission lately! I think blue cheese butter would work too! =)

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  6. How cute are these Lillian!! These will look so pretty for a party, and they won't turn color either!! Thank you!

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    1. Thanks Didi! Yes, they did stay nice for a long time. I even kept them in the fridge overnight and they still looked perfect! So these can be made in advance. =)

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