Simple Cucumber Cups with Whipped Feta and Dill

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These cucumber cups with whipped Feta and dill are light and refreshing while still bursting with flavor. They’re packed with a garlic-and-mint-seasoned whipped cream cheese and feta mixture. Because this simple appetizer takes only 20 minutes to prepare, you may use it as a quick and healthy snack for your kids. They’re light and delicious, and they’re also gorgeous!

What to look for when buying a cucumber?

Look for cucumbers that are firm and free of blemishes or soft patches, which can indicate that they have begun to rot. They should be dark green and free of yellow spots, which appear when a cucumber becomes overripe. It will often produce off-flavors and aromas at this time.

How to make cucumber cups?

Peel the cucumber and chop it into 4-5 parts of equal size. Carefully scoop off the centerpiece of each cucumber cut with a tiny measuring spoon, leaving enough room on the bottom and edges to form a little “cup.”

What is feta cheese?

If you don’t know what Feta is, it’s a brined curd cheese created from sheep’s milk. It’s usually wrapped in soft paper or packed in containers with some of the brine to keep it wet.

What are the ingredients to make cucumber cups with whipped Feta and dill?

As mentioned, this recipe takes only 20 minutes and is good for 4 to 6 servings. The following are the ingredients you’re going to need:

  • Cream cheese – If the cheese isn’t room temperature or softened enough, put it in a microwave-safe bowl and heat it for about 15 seconds.
  • Feta – For a creamy texture and slightly briny flavor.
  • Half & half – Might be called “light cream” at your grocery store.
  • Fresh dill – For a unique flavor
  • Garlic powder – To add taste
  • Sea salt and black pepper – To add taste
  • Cucumbers – Depending on personal desire, they can be peeled, partially peeled, or unpeeled. Cut into 4-5 equal-sized sections. 
  • Fresh dill and/or mint sprigs – Optional for garnishing 

How to make cucumber cups with whipped Feta and dill?

Now that you have gathered all of your ingredients, it is time to make this recipe. Follow the instructions below.

Starting in a large mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, Feta, half-and-half, dill, and garlic powder. Season to taste with salt and black pepper. Using a hand mixer or an immersion blender, beat the ingredients until it is light and fluffy then set aside.

Next, make the cucumber cups as stated above.

After that, fill a pastry bag with a big tip with some of the whipped Feta mixture (or use a plastic sandwich bag with one of the bottom corners removed). Place the cucumber cups on a serving tray and carefully pipe the whipped Feta into each one.

If preferred, garnish with sprigs of fresh dill and/or mint right away. Enjoy!

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Yield: 4-6

Cucumber Cups with Whipped Feta and Dill

Cucumber Cups with Whipped Feta and Dill

Cucumber Cups with Whipped Feta and Dill is the perfect summer appetizer. They're refreshing, light, and delicious. These little cups are also straightforward to make- which is always a plus!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 8 oz. Feta, crumbled
  • 3 T. half & half
  • 2 T. fresh dill (or 2 t. dried)
  • 1 t. garlic powder
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 4 medium cucumbers, cut into 4-5 equal sized sections*
  • Garnish: (optional)
  • Fresh dill and/or mint sprigs

Instructions

  1. Place cream cheese, Feta, half & half, dill, and garlic powder in a large mixing bowl and season with salt and black pepper, to taste. Beat with a hand mixer or immersion blender until the mixture is light and fluffy. Set aside.
  2. Trim each cucumber section so that the bottom is flat and the top is slightly angled. Carefully scoop out the interior of each section with a small measuring spoon, leaving enough space on the bottom and sides to form a small “cup.”
  3. Transfer some of the whipped Feta mixtures to a pastry bag fitted with a large tip (or use a plastic sandwich bag with one of the bottom corners removed). Carefully pipe the whipped Feta into each cucumber cup and set it on a serving platter.
  4. Serve immediately garnished with sprigs of fresh dill and/or mint, if desired. Enjoy!

Notes

*Cucumbers can be peeled, partially peeled, or unpeeled depending on personal preference. 

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 275Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 74mgSodium: 522mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 1gSugar: 8gProtein: 9g

These nutritional calculations might not be accurate. Please speak with a licensed nutritionist to assist you.

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