Cream Cheese Stuffed Cucumbers

I have a quick and easy appetizer for day 6 of the marathon. I saw this on food network few years ago and was meaning to make it ever since. I finally made it today and I substituted a few ingredients just for my convenience. I made half the recipe and used non fat ingredients.  My theme for this marathon is recipe less picture post, hence I won’t be sharing the recipe now. I will do so once the marathon is over.

Cream Cheese Stuffed Cucumber

Source: Sandra Lee
Preparation Time: 10 – 15 minutes
Serves: 3-4

Updated the recipe on July 11, 2011

Ingredients:

  • 1 English Cucumber
  • 4 oz. fat free cream cheese
  • 4 oz. fat free sour cream
  • Diced ham cut into small pieces (recipe called for smoked salmon)
  • 1/2 small Onion finely chopped
  • Cilantro chopped
  • Salt & ground black pepper to taste
  • Some Lime juice

Preparation:

  • Chop onions, cilantro and ham cubes.
  • Cream Cheese Stuffed Cucumber
  • In a bowl take cream cheese, sour cream, ham, onion, cilantro, salt, pepper and lime juice to make the filling.
  • Cream Cheese Stuffed Cucumber
  • Mix together all the ingredients in the bowl. Taste the filling and adjust the seasoning if required.
  • Cream Cheese Stuffed Cucumber
  • Wash and peel the cucumber as shown in the picture.
  • Cream Cheese Stuffed Cucumber
  • Remove the tips and slice the cucumber in to 3/4-1″ slices.
  • Cream Cheese Stuffed Cucumber
  • With a melon baller or scooper, scoop out the seeds and some the flesh from each slice.  Scoop out 2/3rds of the flesh from the cucumber slice. Don’t scoop out all the flesh.
  • Cream Cheese Stuffed Cucumber
  • Prepare a pastry bag and use star 8 tip. I used a Ziploc bag.
  • Cream Cheese Stuffed Cucumber
    Cream Cheese Stuffed Cucumber
    Cream Cheese Stuffed Cucumber
  • Fill the bag with the filling.
  • Cream Cheese Stuffed Cucumber
  • Pipe in the filling into the cucumber slices.
  • Cream Cheese Stuffed Cucumber

Note:

  • I did not have the right tip and could not pipe the filling into the cucumber. Some the ingredients in the filling got stuck in the tip. I had to remove the tip and pipe in the filling without a tip.
  • I substituted smoked salmon with diced ham but I did not really care much for the ham in the filling.  I would try smoked salmon or skip it all together.

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    • Jayashree, I used some ham in for the stuffing and I think Champa is accept only vegetarian recipes. I should have skipped ham.. I did not really care for it in the stuffing.

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