Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Cucumber Bites with Herb Cream Cheese and Cherry Tomatoes

These little gems are very easy to make and can be used as a appetizer or a side dish for a bbq. 

Ingredients


 4 oz or 125 grams Cream Cheese, Softened to room temperature
1/4 Cup Ranch Dressing (any brand)
2 Tbsp. Dill
2- 3 Long Cucumbers. skinned and sliced into 15 1 inch slices
15 Cherry Tomatoes, sliced in half
Additional Sprinkle of fresh chopped parsley
Sprinkle of Chili Powder

Directions

In a stand mixer, mix the softened Cream Cheese with the Ranch dressing and herbs. Mix until well combined. Spoon into a piping bag with a star tip.
Prepare the Cucumber, remove peel, Using a fork, score the sides. Slice into 1 inch pieces. Using a melon Baller, remove the center of cucumber, leaving a half moon crater.
Pipe the Herb Cream Cheese into the crater. Enough to stick out of the top about 1/2 inch.
Add a half Cherry Tomato partially buried into the Herb Cream Cheese
Sprinkle additional salt, herbs and spice mix for additional color. Chill in the fridge until ready to serve.
Serve Chilled 
Mix the softened Cream Cheese with the Ranch dressing and herbs


Peel cucumber and using a fork, score the sides.


Slice into 1 inch pieces. 


Using a melon Baller, remove the center of cucumber, leaving a half moon crater.
Using a piping bag and a star tip pipe the filling into each cucumber.
Add a half Cherry Tomato partially buried into the Herb Cream Cheese
Sprinkle additional salt, herbs and spice mix




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