Thursday

Cucumber Shooters

You know that saying ~ 
"Cool as a cucumber" ?

Well, it's been so blasted HOT here for the past
couple of days, these are about all I felt like
eating for dinner.



I'm sure you can see how easy they are to
make ~

Peel (if desired) an English/Hot house cucumber;
try to select a straight one, and one that is
of even circumference if possible.
Cut cross-way into 1-1/2 to 2-inch sections.
Use a melon ball tool to scoop out
a cavity, creating a cup to hold the filling.



You can fill them with anything you like: 

Pico de Gallo ~ Salsa Cruda
Gazpacho (spiked, or not)
Chicken, Shrimp or Tuna Salad
Your favorite dip, or spread, etc.


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Happy Independence Day to all who celebrate!




13 comments:

  1. These look delicious. And I have a lot of cucumbers coming ripe in my garden. Thanks!

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  2. Oh I forgot about making these. I use to all the time. Thanks for reminding me. I need some for this super hot weather too. Hugs, Marty

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  3. Hi Lorrie and Marty, thank you for your comments!

    For sure, Marty, an oldie but a goodie from the 'way back' machine!

    Happy and safe 4th to you both. :)

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  4. Oh yea, set 'em up bartender! They look great, it's been sticky hot here in Philly:@) Happy 4th of July!

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  5. You got it Lynn! :D Try to stay cool ~ and I'm wishing you a very happy Independence Day ~ it must be fun to be in Philadelphia, especially on this day. xo

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  6. I will celebrate w/ you:)

    Since it is Noah's bday and my US friends special day..
    How pretty!!
    It is soo hot here too Mary..
    Alain came over yesterday to get a deck started for us..just to put the table and chairs..heart of gold..and good humor!
    Finished today..no more grass and flagstones beneath our feet.

    x

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  7. Happy Birthday to Noah!!

    I'm sure your new deck is wonderful, what an angel your Alain is!

    Can't wait to see pics, when you have a chance to share.
    Try to stay cool! Love to all. ~m.

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  8. What a perfect treat on a hot summers day. It could almost be a mini bowl of gazpacho. Love the presentation and they're so pretty. Great idea!

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  9. G'day Beautiful recipe and photo too!
    Any chance sharing your gazpacho recipe with you know who?
    I have made something similar, stuffed them marinated soba noodles too!
    YUM! GREAT entertaining recipe! Thank you!
    Cheers! Joanne
    What's On The List
    http://www.whatsonthelist.net

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  10. These look delicious and refreshing. Your photography is wonderful as always.

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  11. These are too cute. I could snack on these all day!

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  12. Thank you for the nice comments everyone!

    I hope you're enjoying your weekend. ~m.xo

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