Creamy Cucumber Chive Cups


Fresh light hors d'oeuvres topped with smoked salmon, chopped olives or our exceptional ham.

  • 3 cucumbers
  • 3/4 cup lowfat cottage cheese
  • 1/4 cup nonfat plain yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped chives, divided
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 dashes hot sauce (optional)
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) flaked Changing Seas Hot Roasted Smoked Salmon or finely chopped pitted Kalamata olives or Wellshire Spiral-Sliced Ham

Trim off the ends of each cucumber. Using a vegetable peeler, remove 3 evenly-spaced strips of peel from each. To make cucumber cups, cut each crosswise into 1-inch-thick slices and use a teaspoon to remove the seeds from the center of each without cutting through to the bottom. Transfer to a platter; set aside. In a food processor, purée cottage cheese, yogurt, 2 tablespoons chives, pepper and hot sauce. Spoon mixture into cucumbers, top with a sprinkling of salmon, olives or ham and garnish with remaining chives. Cover and chill for 1 to 2 hours before serving. (Filling can be made up to 1 day ahead.)

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:15 calories (5 from fat), 0.5g total fat, 0g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 35mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (1g dietary fiber, 0g sugar), 1g protein