07:38 Monday 13 May 2013

Stuffed Cucumbers recipe

Written byWe Care, You Enjoy

Spring is finally here which means it’s time to get baskets and blankets out for the start of picnic season!

These little cucumber bites are perfect finger food for any occassion, are a little more exciting than your average picnic fare and healthy to boot!

Ingredients, makes 16

2 cucumbers

30g sundried tomatoes (preferably canned in oil), cut into small cubes

300g soft goat cheese

Small bunch of chives, finely chopped

Salt and black pepper, to taste

Preparation, takes 15 minutes

  1. Using potato peeler peel strips of skin from each cucumber. Cut the cucumbers into thick sections of about 3cm and remove seeds with a spoon.

  2. Mix the sundried tomatoes and three quarters of the chives with the goat cheese and season to taste.

  3. Spoon the cheese into the cucumber chunks and decorate with remaining chives.

Tips from We Care, You Enjoy Nutritionist Fiona Hunter: 

  • Because of its simplicity, this is a great recipe to prepare with children.

  • You can add different flavourings like a pinch of smoked paprika with some finely chopped prawns, walnuts, olives or roasted red peppers to the cheese mixture.

 

Nutritional Information per Slice:

71 cals

0.8g sugar

5g fat

3.5g sat fat

0.3g salt

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