Feta & cucumber bites

Feta & cucumber bites

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(11 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins No cook


Makes 24
These decorative canapés look impressive when laid out - flavour your ricotta cheese filling with dill and garlic

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per bite

  • kcal29
  • fat2g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs0g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre0g
  • protein2g
  • salt0.3g
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  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 200g feta cheese
  • 100g ricotta



    Ricotta is an Italian cheese made from whey and traditionally a by-product of…

  • 4 tbsp chopped dill, plus extra fronds, to garnish
  • 1 large cucumber, halved lengthways, seeds scooped out and discarded
  • cracked black pepper, to serve


  1. Add the garlic, feta, ricotta and dill to a food processor and whizz until smooth but thick.

  2. Fill the middle of the cucumber with the cheese mix and smooth over. Cut into 3cm-thick slices. Sprinkle with cracked pepper and garnish with the dill fronds.

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Debra Norris
17th Dec, 2017
The cheese mix was very tasty but too rich and too much I would halve the cheese mix and reduce the garlic
6th Dec, 2017
Made this as a pass-around for a cocktail party for 30 - really divine. I made tofu feta and almond ricotta and the results were wonderful. I bought "English cucumbers" without realizing that they're fairly seedless and their middles can't be scooped out, so I ended up slicing them and using a plastic bag with one corner snipped off to swirl the cheeze mixture on each. The cheese combo I found too, sticky, to be able use a spoon with it. The pepper and dill really enhanced the flavor. I paired this with the "Carrot & Caraway Crackers" also on BBC GoodFood. They looked great together, and their flavor profiles enhanced each other.
24th Jul, 2017
I used Mascarpone cheese instead of ricotta - delicious! Looked great too.
4th Jan, 2017
Made this canapé twice now. I felt the first batch with a whole clove of garlic was too garlicky especially, as the garlic is raw. I also added some lemon juice and olive oil to loosen the mix. Best with fresh dill. For m second batch, I've reduced the garlic but couldn't get fresh dill so used dried dull and fresh parsley which still makes for a tasty mix with the cucumber. This seems to be a favourite canapé from all who taste it. Great alternative to hummus.
dreamweaver's picture
9th Jan, 2016
Use it as part of a fish starter with smoked salmon and potted shrimp- its perfect, light and fresh!
5th May, 2013
Very easy, yummy and healthier than some of the other canapes around!
16th Dec, 2012
Easy to make and tasted great. Would peel some of the skin off the cucumber leaving just a few dark green strips as mine had a thick skin and tasted a bit bitter.
ewe2lambs's picture
16th Dec, 2012
I make this alot - kids love it, it light and refreshing (birthday teas etc) - helps with some of the stodge we can sometimes have over the yuletide
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