Around the holidays, it’s nice to have some healthy food to offset all the STUFFING and TURKEY you’ve had! Cucumbers are available year-round and if you like them, you will love the delicious recipe I’m about to share. For another fun read, click here to read, 9 Cool Things to Do With Cucumbers.
If you have any tzatziki sauce, you could easily use that instead of the Greek yogurt shown below. I have a great recipe for Tzatziki Sauce HERE. If you don’t have this sauce, simply follow the directions below and these cucumber rolls will still wow the guests! Here’s another recipe you might look too, Fresh Cucumber Dill Soup.
2 cucumbers, peeled and sliced thinly with a vegetable peeler
1 cup feta cheese, crumbled
3 tablespoons Skyr or Greek yogurt or even sour cream
2 tablespoons fresh red pepper (or alternatively tomatoes), diced
1/4 cup kalamata olives, roughly chopped
1 TBSP fresh dill, chopped
1 TBSP lemon juice
1/2 TEA salt
1/4 TEA pepper
Wash and peel and thinly slice the cucumbers (lengthwise). Set aside and pat dry with a paper towel.
In a small mixing bowl, combine the feta cheese, yogurt, red pepper, dill, lemon juice and salt and pepper. Stir and mash well. You can adjust the flavor by doing a taste test right now. I usually want more dill! But anyway, when satisfied you can either thinly spread it along the whole cucumber with a spatula (you’ll use approximately 2 to 3 TEA of the mixture), and then carefully roll it up. Another simpler way to do this is to put 1 TBSP of the cheese mixture at the top of the cucumber slice, and then roll it up tightly. Secure it with a toothpick or a large strand of chives! These are so adorable, and because of the color make the perfect Christmas appetizer!
Suzy Cohen, has been a licensed pharmacist for over 30 years and believes the best approach to chronic illness is a combination of natural medicine and conventional. She founded her own dietary supplement company specializing in custom-formulas, some of which have patents. With a special focus on functional medicine, thyroid health and drug nutrient depletion, Suzy is the author of several related books including Thyroid Healthy, Drug Muggers, Diabetes Without Drugs, and a nationally syndicated column.