The Shady Porch: Tasty Cucumber Spread

7.31.2011

Tasty Cucumber Spread

We enjoyed the blessings of our garden again today. We've recently been harvesting cucumbers and we tried a new recipe called 'The Best Cucumber Spread." As a snack, we spread this true southern classic on Ritz Crackers and Captain's Wafers and dipped bread sticks in it. It really makes a refreshing appetizer.  It was tasty no matter how we it was served! It makes a great sandwich spread and it's a mouthwatering delicious treat on a toasty baguette too.
This spread makes a refreshing snack or appetizer and can be whipped up quickly using a food processor or an electric mixer.

Creamy Cucumber Spread  recipe garden harvest snack appetizer
Creamy Cucumber Spread - great with crackers
or as a sandwich spread!



Cucumber Spread

Fresh cucumbers from the garden

Ingredients
2 cucumbers (seeded and peeled)
11 oz cream cheese
3 green onions (cleaned and chopped)
2 tsp dried parsley
1/3 cup mayonnaise
1 t. garlic salt
1 t. dried chives
1/2 t pepper
1/4 t hot pepper sauce (optional)

Directions
Grate the peeled and seeded cucumbers in food processor or on a hand grater. Squeeze the liquid out of the grated cucumber and place the cucumber by the handful between layers of paper towels while you finish the next step. Be sure to remove as much liquid as you can...and be patient. There is a huge amount of water in cucumbers.
In the food processor or a mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese, green onions, parsley, mayonnaise, garlic salt, chives, pepper and hot pepper sauce (if using); process or mix until well blended.
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Carefully stir in cucumbers. Add more mayonnaise, if needed, to get to spreading consistency. The recipe says to refrigerate for several hours...we put ours in the freezer for 15-20  minutes and it was great! Refrigerate in a covered container for a maximum of 7-10 days.


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D SteppAbout D Stepp
D is a lifestyle blogger who shares recipes, craft ideas, gardening information, and DIY projects from her home in Kentucky. D is the author of two blogs : The Shady Porch, which features easy-to-make recipes along with tips and tales from a home gardener, and Craft-D-ness, which displays a wide range of arts and craft ideas and DIY projects. She is the co-author of Bosco's Sammiches. Click here if you would like to follow D via, Twitter and Facebook.