Stuffed cucumber slices on a plate.
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Stuffed Cucumbers

Stuffed cucumber slices on a plate.

I was planning to take this appetizer to a potluck with a mommy group that I’m part of, but it ended up getting canceled, so I made it for us at home. It was fine, but nothing special. It needs a little something else to be really special. I shouldn’t have bothered peeling the cucumber – I like the flavor of the peel. I think if this had a little more mixed into the cheese, it would have been better. It’s a great idea! I think also maybe a creamier cheese would hold up better – the crumbly feta tends to fall out easily.

Stuffed Cucumbers

Total time: 30 min
Prep time: 10 min

1 european cucumber (seedless, chilled peeled)
1/2 cup feta cheese (crumbled)
2 tbsps mayonnaise
8 drops worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp parsley (minced)

1. Cut the cucumber in half lengthwise and with a teaspoon scrape out the centers containing the seeds.

2. In a small bowl, blend the feta, mayonnaise and Worcestershire sauce into a smooth mixture. Fill the centers of cucumbers with the cheese mixture. Sprinkle the cucumbers with parsley and chill them for at least 20 minutes. Before serving, slice the cucumbers crosswise into bite-sized pieces.

Big Flavors Rating: 3 Stars

Ashley Covelli is a food photographer, recipe developer, and culinary instructor based in Ossining, New York. She loves helping people become enthusiastic and adventurous in the kitchen so that they can build skills and confidence to cook for themselves and their loved ones. She can almost always be found with at least 3 different beverages within arm's reach.


  • Chris

    Try this trick which worked for me…cut the cuke into 1″ chunks, use a melon baller to scoop out the seed part but make sure there is a little bit left behind for the base. Fill with anything you want. My fave is a bit of Thai sweet red pepper sauce in the cuke cup, drop in a tiny boccocini, top with a Thai or regular basil leaf.

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