Stuffed Cucumbers

h2Chef’s note:/h2
pI don’t know what there is about things that are stuffed that just seem to say “SPECIAL.” These small bites are packed with flavor and very few carbohydrates. /p
pThe recipe shown below is a smoked salmon stuffing but if you ABSOLUTELY hate fish, use olives, sun dried tomatoes, chives. Or even bacon. You are limited ONLY by your imagination./p
h2Ingredients/h2
ul
li4 cucumbers/li
li4 ounces smoked salmon/li
li1 8-ounce package of cream cheese (at room temperature)/li
li2 tbsp. fresh dill/li
li3 scallions (white and light green part only)/li
li¼ tsp. ground black pepper/li
/ul
h2How I prepare this Recipe:/h2
ol
liScrub the cucumbers under cool soapy water to remove as much wax from the skin as possible./li
liUsing a vegetable peeler, peel off “stripes from the cucumbers./li
liCut the cucumbers in approximately 1 inch slices./li
liUsing a melon baller, grapefruit knife, or a paring knife, scoop out about half of the seeds from each cucumber slice./li
liPlace the salmon in the bowl of a food processor and pulse until fully broken down./li
liAdd the remaining ingredients and pulse until well combined./li
/ol
h2Assembly/h2
ol
liUsing a piping bag with a star tip OR a teaspoon, fill each cucumber slice./li
liTop with a small sprig of fresh dill./li
/ol
h2Nutrition Information/h2
pMakes about 30 piecesbr /
Serving size: 3 piecesbr /
Carbohydrates: 5 grams/p
piSource:a href=”http://www.thedecadentdiabetic.com/” Ward Alper, The Decadent Diabetici/a/p

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