Sunflower Chive “Cheese” Cucumber Bites

2014-12-31
  • Yield : 50
  • Prep Time : 30m
  • Ready In : 30m

Perfect for a party, these are seriously ┬átasty AND very festive looking! They’re a cinch to whip up, and come together in no time. Best served chilled so make them ahead and pop them in fridge for an hour or so. The recipe makes about 50 pieces, perfect for a party, but you can half it if you prefer. Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 4 large cucumbers
  • 1 cup raw sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp raw red onion, chopped
  • 1 large handful fresh chives, about 1/2 cup chopped, reserve about 2-3 Tbsp for sprinkling on top
  • 1 clove fresh garlic, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice, or to taste
  • 1/2 cup water, or more as needed to get to creamy consistency
  • Optional: sprinkling of sumac on top

Method

Step 1

Combine sunflower seeds and salt in bowl of food processor. Process for 10-20 seconds until they form a fine powder. Add remaining ingredients onion through water and process again for 1-2 minutes, until super creamy. You will likely have to scrape down the sides once or twice. Set aside.

Step 2

If desired, peel cucumber lightly in alternating rows, to create a pretty striped effect on outside. Slice into 1-1.5" pieces and set aside.

Step 3

Spread a spoonful of "cheese" on top of each cucumber and place on plate or platter. Continue until done, sprinkle with chopped chives and sumac if desired, and enjoy!

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Renee Press is the founder of Fire and Earth Kitchen in Seattle WA. which offers cooking classes, food coaching, and chef services. She's on a mission to make vegan, gluten-free cooking easy, accessible, and delicious for everyone. fireandearthkitchen.com

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