Wednesday, March 13, 2013

cucumber roll things

Let me start by saying I made these. 
I made 13 of them to be exact.
As I was plating them my husband walked by and said "Oh my Gosh how adorable are those?"
Yes - they are absolutely adorable.
They are also now in the "someone has lost their damn mind" category!
They're tiny! One bite! I made thirteen and decided there had to be an easier way.
So I did these.
At which point the husband walked past AGAIN and said "Oh my gosh those are adorable too! But I thought you wanted easier? Isn't it as much trouble to cut out all those little circles? And your tying the cucumber slices???"

Thank you husband.....

Please go back to ESPN now.....

anyway......there really is no moral to this story.

This appetizer was delicious - the dinner guests for February dinner @Tate's gobbled them all right up. 
They are ridiculously cute on the little tiny serving platter aren't they?

I found the idea on Pinterest - 
here's a link.....


 1/2 block cream cheese - room temperature
2 tablespoons crumbled Feta cheese
2 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt
2 or 3 tablespoons sun-dried tomatoes - julienned
1 tablespoon chopped fresh Dill - plus more stems for rolling
1 large cucumber


slice the cucumbers very thinly.
i used my potato peeler since my mandolin is so temperamental.
leave a little skin - they're prettier that way.

lay the slices out on paper towels on a large baking sheet.
sprinkle a bit of salt all over them.
set aside for 15 or 20 minutes and let the salt do it's thing.

in a bowl - mix together the cream cheese, Feta, yogurt, tomatoes and dill.
add salt and pepper to taste.

blot the cucumber slices to dry.

add a teaspoon or so of cheese mixture to one end of a cucumber slice.
lay a stem of fresh dill on top of the cheese mixture.
roll up until closed then secure with a toothpick if needed


13 times.

decide you've lost your damn mind.

then using a cookie cutter - gather a bunch of circles from slices of Dill Rye bread.
(i love this bread)
spread a tablespoon or so of the cheese mixture on each little round of bread.
using all those slices of cucumber that were too skinny to make into the lovely roll - carefully tie each one into a little knot.
gently place atop the cheese mixture.
garnish with a stem of fresh dill.
garnish with fresh black pepper.
watch them disappear!


  1. I'm filing this under, things that inspire awe and I admire, which I will re-pin 'til the cows come home, but will probably never, ever make in real life. They really are adorable, though! Maybe if I have a fancy dinner party someday. =)

    1. LOL Jacqueline - They really are quite easy to make. I promise. And tasty - just use the spread on a cracker - totally worth it.