Cucumber Tomato Bites with Creamy Parmesan Herb Spread
For assembly and garnish:
2 English cucumbers, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes, halved lengthwise
1 bunch curly parsley
For the herb spread:
2 (8 oz.) packages cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup minced fresh flat leaf parsley
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon paprika
2 teaspoons dill weed
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan
In a large mixing bowl, with an electric mixer, beat all ingredients for herb spread until smooth and creamy. Set aside while you prep the cucumber and tomatoes.
Gently hollow out a small scoop of the cucumber slices with a melon baller. Spoon herb spread on top of cucumber slices. Or, spoon herb spread into a pastry bag fitted with a large tip, and pipe on top. Top each bite with one tomato half and a small leaf of curly parsley.
Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
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