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.


Happy Independence Day to all who celebrate!


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

  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

  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. :)

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

  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

  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 more grass and flagstones beneath our feet.


  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.

  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!

  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

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

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

  12. Thank you for the nice comments everyone!

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


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