Cucumber bites

These tasty bites are easy to make, refreshing and delicious. They’re a perfect appetiser for entertaining.

8

20m

5m

Ingredients

  • 2 continental cucumbers
  • 1 avocado, stoned, peeled
  • 80g marinated fetta, drained
  • 1 tbs thyme leaves
  • 1 tbs chopped chives
  • 1 tsp finely grated lemon rind
  • 1 tbs lemon juice
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 2 tbs baby capers, drained
  • 1 tbs dukkah

Method

STEP 1

Cut cucumbers crossways into 2-3cm slices. Use a small spoon or melon baller to scoop about half the seeds from the centre of each cucumber slice to make a cavity. Discard seeds. Place cucumber slices on a serving plate.

STEP 2

Place the avocado, fetta, thyme leaves, chives and lemon rind in a food processor. Process until almost smooth. Add the lemon juice and process until smooth. Season.

STEP 3

Transfer avocado mixture to a piping bag fitted with a 1.5cm plain nozzle. Pipe evenly into the cucumber cavities.

STEP 4

Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook the capers for 3-5 mins or until golden and crisp. Use a slotted spoon to transfer capers to a plate lined with paper towel. Sprinkle capers and dukkah over cucumber bites.

Serve with: thyme sprigs, lemon zest, extra virgin olive oil and lemon wedges

Don’t have a piping bag? These tasty bites can still look just as good. Transfer the avocado mixture to a sealable plastic bag, then cut off one small corner to pipe mixture into the cucumber cavities.

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