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Cucumber Boats

This is a very refreshing and healthy recipe, perfect for spring and summer. And it’s easy, too! In fact the first time I made Cucumber Boats I did it while sitting on a stone wall at a resort in Door County, Wisconsin. I was on vacation and only had some plastic silverware to work with. I’ve learned my lesson and now bring a cutting board, mixing bowls and proper kitchen utensils when I go on vacation.

Cucumber BoatsI made this appetizer as a side dish this past weekend to go with our Sunday barbecue. I really like the Mediterranean flavors of salty feta cheese along with the coolness of cucumber and dill, which is one of my favorite herbs.

I started this recipe Sunday afternoon, by slicing two cucumbers in half. I used one cucumber as the ‘boat’, then diced the other one and useed it to fill the ‘boat’ along with feta cheese and chopped dill.

Cucumber BoatsI chose the nicer of my two cucumbers as my vessel, then scrapped the seeds out with a spoon. I used my vegetable peeler to peel a strip of skin from the bottom of each cucumber halves. I do this just so the cucumbers would be stable and not fall over. Next I scraped the seeds out of the cucumber half that was going to be diced up. I peeled all of the cucumber skin from those halves, then diced them into small pieces.

In a small mixing bowl I combined the cucumber with some feta cheese and some chopped dill, along with a decent pinch of salt. Then it was time to build the boats. I divided the mixture into the vessels, then cut them into pieces that were about an inch wide.

This is the chef’s knife set that I use and what I recommend. As far as Chef’s knifes go they can get kind of expensive, but this one is not. This knife not only comes with a vegetable paring knife (that I also use all the time), but a pair of scissors. I use the scissors for making my S’mores Cup dessert and for trimming skin off chicken. The scissors are really sharp!

Adapted from Bite Delite

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About Chef

James Cutler

Hello, my name is Jim Cutler. I love to cook and bake. I also like cake decorating and have taken some classes for it. I am not ...