Creamy Cucumber Bites

Vickie Parks


This is a quick but tasty appetizer dish that's popular in the Middle East.


★★★★★ 2 votes

8 (a total of 32 appetizers)
20 Min
No-Cook or Other


  • 1 large
    english cucumber
  • 4 oz
    semi-soft goat cheese
  • 1 small
    shallot, minced
  • 3 Tbsp
    fig jam
  • 1 Tbsp
    fresh thyme leaves, chopped
  • 1 large
    lemon, zested

How to Make Creamy Cucumber Bites


  1. Cut the cucumber into 32 round slices, each about 1/4-inch thick.
  2. In a bowl, mix together the goat cheese and shallot.
  3. Spread about 1/2 teaspoon of the cheese mixture on top of each cucumber slice. Top each with about 1/4 teaspoon of fig jam. Sprinkle a pinch of thyme on top of each appetizer.
  4. Place appetizers on platter, sprinkle a pinch of lemon zest on each (or some) appetizer, and serve.

    If not serving immediately, wrap the platter with plastic wrap and keep in refrigerator for a few hours or until ready to serve.

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About Creamy Cucumber Bites

Course/Dish: Vegetable Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Middle Eastern
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian Low Fat Low Carb
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #turkish #Turkey

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