Hummus and Feta Cucumber Cups

18 Oct

By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Sabra Dipping Co. LLC, and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.

We’re in the midst of football season (both American and the soccer kind for me), which means every weekend sees tables full of chips & salsa, burgers, beers, sodas, and everything else unhealthy. It’s hard to resist those snacks, especially in the heat of a neck-and-neck game. My approach? Always offer to bring a snack to share! This way, you can control exactly what’s in it – salt, fat, and empty carbs can be reduced or avoided, but flavor can still lead the way!

That’s why I always do something with hummus. Did you know, #twospoons of hummus per day can fulfill your weekly bean recommendation? Yep, two tablespoons of a delicious snack is GOOD for you. So now comes the question of the best way to serve such tasty hummus. Sure, you can make a veggie tray, or bring tortilla chips. But why not get creative? These cucumber cups combine a fresh crunch of cucumber, savory-sweet sun-dried tomato hummus, and slightly salty feta cheese. Everyone will love these cups at the next game-day get together!

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Hummus and Feta Cucumber Cups

Makes 20 cucumber cups

  • 4 cucumbers, peeled
  • 1 package Sabra Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus
  • 4 oz crumbled feta cheese
  • paprika, to serve (optional)

Slice cucumbers into rounds, about 1.5″ thick. You’ll get about 5 per cucumber.

Use a small spoon to scoop out the seeds from each cucumber piece, leaving just enough in the bottom of the “cup” to hold some hummus. Discard the seeds and repeat for all of the cucumber.

Stir up the package of Sabra Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus, mixing together the seasoning on the edges and the sun-dried tomato puree in the center. Spoon two teaspoons into each cucumber cup, or until full. Sprinkle the crumbled feta cheese on top of each cucumber cup.

At this point, you could refrigerate the cucumber cups a couple hours, until your party guests arrive. Before serving, sprinkle lightly with ground paprika. Enjoy!

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