Nov 3, 2011

Greek Cucumber Bites

          Greek cucumber bites are the perfect appetizer when you need something flavorful, fresh and only want to use your fingers. These are little Greek salads that you can eat without a fork and knife. These are a delicious gluten-free finger food. These little bites are crunchy, savory and have all the flavors of my Layered Greek Dip without needing pita chips and other items to dip.

          If you are a fan of Greek flavors, fresh healthy appetizers or you are looking for a different item to bring to a holiday party. You might find yourself in luck with these delicious salad bites.

Greek Inspired Cucumber Bites
adapted just slightly from Better Homes and Gardens via Recipe Girl

4 ounces cream cheese
1/2 Tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
1 garlic clove, minced
1 large English cucumber, sliced on the diagonal
1/2 cup prepared hummus
1/3 cup chopped tomato
1/4 cup chopped Kalamata olives
1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
2 Tablespoons chopped green onions

In a medium mixing bowl, mix together cream cheese, lemon juice, Italian seasoning, and garlic with a rubber spatula until smooth and well-combined.
Assemble the appetizers: 
Scoop a spoonful of the cream cheese mixture onto a slice of cucumber and spread to the edges. Next spoon hummus on top of the cream cheese. 
Sprinkle with tomato, olives, feta and green onion. Repeat with remaining cucumber slices and toppings. Serve immediately, or cover with plastic wrap and serve within a few hours. These are best served at room temperature or slightly cool, but not chilled.

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