because i love to cook
AND i'm slow in the kitchen
B and I often eat dinner post 8pm.
the problem is that both of us are hungry at 6pm.
coming up with easy appetizers has been a lifesaver for those days
i want to cook for hours before putting dinner on the table.
these are my new faves, and SUCH a versatile little snack.
(we actually ate so many of these we weren't hungry until 10pm. LOL!)
recipe inspiration via bitedelite
3 oz fresh feta
2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
salt and pepper
there are two ways to make this delicious snack,
either in a boat style, where you scoop out the middle of the cucumber and fill it with goodies
OR slice the cucumber like a little cracker and place the goodies on top (pictured above).
i've made this snack both ways and thoroughly enjoy both. you pick your poison :)
for the boat style...
1. cut cucumber legnthwise and remove the seeds.
cut a small strip off the bottom of the cucumber half so it will sit level.
2. use the other half of the cucumber and dice into 1/4 peices.
combine diced cucumber with feta cheese, basil and salt and pepper to taste.
fill cucumber boats with the mixtures and sprinkle with more pepper.
for the cracker style...
1. slice 3/4 of one full cucumber into thin slices
(not too thin - you want them to be easy to pick up!)
2. continue with step #2 from above...
placing the mixture on top of your cucumber slices to serve.