Cucumber Bites with Herb Cream Cheese and Cherry Tomatoes

Ingredients:

 

  1. 4 ounces (1 Brick) cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  2. 1/4 cup ranch dressing
  3. 2 tablespoons fresh dill or thyme
  4. 3 to 4 long cucumbers, skinned and sliced into 1 inch slices
  5. 15 cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
  6. Salt, to taste
  7. Paprika or cajun spice mix, for garnish

 

Directions:

First, Make the herbed cream cheese: in a stand mixer, mix the softened cream cheese with the ranch dressing and herbs. Mix until well combined. Spoon into a piping bag with a star tip.

-Prepare the cucumber, remove peel, and using a fork, score the sides. Slice into 1 inch pieces. Using a melon baller, remove a portion of the center of one side of the piece of cucumber, leaving a half moon crater.

-Pipe the Herb Cream Cheese into the crater. Enough to stick out of the top about 1/2 inch.

-Add a half Cherry Tomato partially buried into the Herb Cream Cheese

-Sprinkle additional salt, herbs and spice mix for additional color. Chill in the fridge until ready to serve.

-Serve chilled and enjoy!

 

 

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