Mediterranean Cucumber Cups

Mediterranean Cucumber Cups Recipe

Hello, foodie friends! Today, I’m guest posting for Jen of the adorable, creative and always tasty blog, The Three Little Piglets! She and I share similar passions for easy, budget friendly and enjoyable food, and I think you’ll really like what she brings to the table.

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To get the recipe for my fresh and flavorful Mediterranean Cucumber Cups, click below or visit my guest post at Jen’s blog here. These little cuties stuffed with a Greek-salad style mixture make for a very tasty party treat and a healthy spin on traditional finger foods. They’re also plenty easy and quick to whip up for a springtime party!

Cucumber Cup Appetizers

It’s also time to announce the four giveaway winners of last Friday’s Sokenbicha giveaway! Untitled[2]

Marlleen
Sandra @ Sandra’s Easy Cooking
Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl
Katie @ Epicurean Mom

Congratulations, ladies, and thank you so much to everyone who took the time to enter!

Have a happy Monday and a nice week, everyone!

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Mediterranean Cucumber Cups

Yield: About 15 Cucumber Cups

Ingredients:

2 cucumbers

1/2 small red onion, finely chopped

1/2 red bell pepper, finely chopped

1 vine ripe tomato, seeded and finely chopped

1/8 cup black olives, pitted and chopped

1/4 tablespoon dried oregano

1/8 cup fresh feta, crumbled

1/4 cup parsley, chopped

Juice of 1 lemon plus 1/2 tablespoon zest

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

Salt and ground black pepper

Directions:

In a large mixing bowl, mix together the onion, bell pepper, tomato, olives, oregano, feta, parsley, lemon juice and zest, and olive oil. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Peel the cucumbers partially, leaving thin strips of skin going down the entire length of the cucumber. Trim the ends of the cucumbers and cut each cucumber into 1-inch thick slices. Scoop out the center of each slice with a melon baller, leaving a shell of flesh.

Scoop about 1 tablespoon of the Mediterranean salad into the cucumber cups. Garnish with additional parsley and feta, if desired.

Enjoy!

Adapted from Rachael Ray

      

44 Responses to “Mediterranean Cucumber Cups”

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    purecomplex.com — March 26, 2012 @ 5:46 am

    I definitely love the sound of the spicy pulled pork and I also love these cucumber cups.. they are just so darn cute and delicious. Thanks for sharing this with us. Congrats to all the winners as well

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    sweets — March 26, 2012 @ 11:21 am

    Other than how fantastic these look is the fact that you can indulge without feeling guilty!

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    Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl — March 26, 2012 @ 1:32 pm

    Oh my goodness, I can’t believe I won! =) Thanks so much! And I’m off to check out your guest post now!

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    mireia badia — March 26, 2012 @ 1:43 pm

    Those look fantastic, and congrats to the winners!

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    mireia badia — March 26, 2012 @ 1:44 pm

    Btw, I tried your chocolate syrup recipe for my bday and posted about it, I LOVED it!!

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    Stephanie @Eat. Drink. Love. — March 26, 2012 @ 2:13 pm

    I love love love these!!!

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    Cassie/Bake Your Day — March 26, 2012 @ 2:26 pm

    I love Mediterranean flavors, I can’t wait to see the recipes!

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    amy (fearless homemaker) — March 26, 2012 @ 2:28 pm

    the cucumber cups look great! off to check out your guest post. =)

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    Suzi — March 26, 2012 @ 2:35 pm

    These look absolutely gorgeous. Going over to check them out at Jen’s. Hope you have a wonderful day.

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    Baker Street — March 26, 2012 @ 2:42 pm

    These look stunning I say! What a lovely idea.. Hopping over to Jen’s :)

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    Tina — March 26, 2012 @ 2:44 pm

    Lovely appetizers, popping over for the details now!

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    Nicole — March 26, 2012 @ 2:54 pm

    They’re so cute! I love the combination of flavors, too.

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    Sandra M. — March 26, 2012 @ 2:58 pm

    When you read my email you will see how excited I am..I still can’t believe that I won..Thank you, thank you so much!!!
    Your little cups look absolutely amazing..very pretty!

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    Jennifer | Mother Thyme — March 26, 2012 @ 2:59 pm

    I love little bites and appetizers these are right up my alley. Perfect for all the entertaining we do. So cute! :) Heading over to check out the recipe now. :)

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    eatgood4life.blogspot.com — March 26, 2012 @ 3:57 pm

    Love the pictures. This looks so refreshing and super healthy. I need to make this ASAP :-)

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    The Three Little Piglets — March 26, 2012 @ 4:49 pm

    That is such a lovely introduction Georgia! Thank you so much for your kind words and for rescuing me today. I’m incredibly grateful to you!

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    lacyd — March 26, 2012 @ 5:09 pm

    These look delicious! It’s really perfect to use the cucumber cups for a mediterranean mix! Jen does create some really nice dishes. Heading there now!
    -Lacy @ NYCityEats.com

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    Nami | Just One Cookbook — March 26, 2012 @ 6:21 pm

    Just came back from your guest post. I love cucumbers but never made cups out of it. You always have some easy but “looks fancy” recipes that I can use for parties or of course regular dinner. =) Pinning and will try one day!

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    Erin — March 26, 2012 @ 7:23 pm

    These look like a great little appetizer! Jen has a great site, great to see you guys joining forces!

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    Rusthawk — March 26, 2012 @ 10:00 pm

    Congrats to all of you!

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    SavoringTime in the Kitchen — March 26, 2012 @ 10:49 pm

    Beautiful little munchies! Love the flavors. Congrats to your winners!

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    Val — March 26, 2012 @ 11:26 pm

    I’ll take 5, please. Love the flavors.

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    Pegasuslegend — March 26, 2012 @ 11:35 pm

    What an awesome idea you had here!!!!!

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    kitcheninspirations — March 27, 2012 @ 12:38 am

    These little cucumber cups are so versatile and look absolutely amazing. Very nice idea with the mediterranean mix.

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    Lauren — March 27, 2012 @ 1:32 am

    These cucumbers look sophisticated yet easy to make! Thanks!

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    Asmita — March 27, 2012 @ 2:24 am

    This looks like an easy and yet elegant dish. Love it.

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    The Harried Cook — March 27, 2012 @ 3:25 am

    What adorable cucumber cups… and such an elegant addition to a dinner party! Thanks for sharing :)

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    Honey — March 27, 2012 @ 3:58 am

    this is so cute and adorable. love the idea of scooping out the stuff from the cucumbers.

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    ♥peachkins♥ — March 27, 2012 @ 4:08 am

    This is the perfect appetizer! Tasty and healthy!

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    Rosa's Yummy Yums — March 27, 2012 @ 6:40 am

    A lovely appetizer! Congrats to the winners.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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    Joanne — March 27, 2012 @ 11:57 am

    THese sound like the perfect healthy delicious appetizers! Off to check out the recipe!

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    sallysbakingaddiction.com — March 27, 2012 @ 3:51 pm

    these are the cutest things i’ve ever seen! it’s always nice to have healthy appetizer options and i love the all those greek flavors combined. i didn’t think one could dress up a cucumber, but you proved me wrong Georgia :)

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    yummychunklet — March 27, 2012 @ 5:35 pm

    What a great and healthy substitution for toast points or crackers!

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    Katie — March 27, 2012 @ 5:50 pm

    So fantastic! Thanks Georgia :) Going to Jen’s blog now to check out these scrumptious cucumber cups!

    xx
    Katie @ Epicurean Mom

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    Laura — March 27, 2012 @ 5:57 pm

    These are absolutely gorgeous! Love the Mediterranean flair too.

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    Pacheco Patty — March 27, 2012 @ 6:32 pm

    Love these fresh healthy appetizers! Congratulations to the lucky winners;-)

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    Cucina49 — March 27, 2012 @ 6:43 pm

    I saw your post over at Jen’s blog yesterday–I love how this appetizer looks! I would absolutely make this.

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    Cinnamon and Thyme — March 27, 2012 @ 8:07 pm

    Looks so delicious :)!

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    Katherine Martinelli — March 27, 2012 @ 8:38 pm

    So happy to discover your gorgeous blog through Jen’s wonderful blog! Great guest post. Looking forward to following you!

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    Biana | TastyGalaxy.com — March 27, 2012 @ 9:00 pm

    These look gorgeous, thank you for sharing the recipe.

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    Em (Wine and Butter) — March 28, 2012 @ 12:31 am

    These are SO pretty and healthy looking – and great for people eating fewer grains (like meee!!! :) ) – Will pop over to check them out now! :)

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    Reem | Simply Reem — March 28, 2012 @ 2:51 am

    Gorgeous!1!
    These Look absolutely adorable Georgia,
    I love mediterranean flavors, I am so making these soon…
    So refreshing and fun these are.

    Congratulation to the winners!!!

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    Kiran @ KiranTarun.com — March 28, 2012 @ 4:33 pm

    That Mediterranean cups looks so delish and colorful!

    Love Jen, off to check out the guest post :)

    Congrats to the winners!

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    filingawaycupcakes — March 31, 2012 @ 12:22 pm

    I love these! I am working on an excellent cucumber recipe and I can’t get enough of cuces!

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