Even though it’s summer and I should be thinking about cute bathing suits, picnics, and hikes, I’m taking a summer course.

It’s not too bad. To be fair, I only spend about 2 hours a week outside of class on it, but it IS on my mind all the time. It’s a report writing class, and in it we get to choose any topic we want, write about it, and submit it at the end with a few little assignments in between.

So for my topic I have chosen to look at designer babies. Have you heard of this?! I’m just in the beginning stages of learning about the whole idea, but it sounds nuts. Imagine being able to choose your child’s sex, height, and eye colour before they are even born? It sounds wild to me, but it has certainly given me something to think about. I mean, this would be a fantastic idea if we simply used this technology to knock out diseases and potential physical disabilities, but otherwise, I’m not sure….and it will be interesting to see what will happen in the future.

But when I’m not thinking about designer babies, I do have time to think of summery food. I made these delicious cucumber rolls recently and loved them! It was one of those super hot days outside and this was the perfect appetizer to have in the scorching heat. I totally recommend them! I just loooove feta!

To make these, thinly slice the cucumbers longways with a vegetable peeler (or on a mandoline at a 2mm thick setting). Lay the cucumbers on top of a paper towel lined cutting board while you prepare the filling.

Add the feta and yogurt to a medium bowl. Mash to combine using a fork. Add the bell pepper or sun dried tomatoes, olives, dill, lemon, and pepper to the bowl.

Stir well to combine. In a bowl, mash the feta using a fork.

Place 1 – 2 teaspoons of mixture at one end of a cucumber strip and roll up.

Secure with a toothpick. Repeat with remaining strips!

Cucumber Feta Rolls
Recipe makes 20 rolls
Recipe taken from Good Life Eats

Ingredients:
2 cucumbers
6 ounces crumbled feta
3 tablespoons Greek yogurt
2 1/2 – 3 1/2 tablespoons finely diced sundried tomatoes or red bell pepper
8 – 12 pitted kalamata olives, roughly chopped
1 tablespoon roughly chopped dill or oregano
2 teaspoons lemon juice
pinch of pepper, or to taste

Directions:
Thinly slice the cucumbers longways on a mandoline at a 2mm thick setting. Alternatively, you can use a vegetable peeler if you do not have a mandoline. Lay the cucumbers on top of a paper towel lined cutting board while you prepare the filling.

Add the feta and yogurt to a medium bowl. Mash to combine using a fork. Add the bell pepper or sun dried tomatoes, olives, dill, lemon, and pepper to the bowl. Stir well to combine. In a bowl, mash the feta using a fork.

Place 1 – 2 teaspoons of mixture at one end of a cucumber strip and roll up. Secure with a toothpick. Repeat with remaining strips. If not serving immediately, chill until ready to serve.

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26 Responses to Cucumber Feta Rolls

  1. Karista says:

    These look fantastic! Perfect little starter for a few grad parties coming up. Yum! I think I have all the ingredients on hand and just might make these for lunch. :)

  2. Villy says:

    Feta with feta and some feta on top is fine by me :)
    They look lovely and a great party idea or just a fresh snack!

  3. That is so creative, and it looks delicious! I love simple dishes like this one. I have zucchini and blue cheese crumbles at home, and I think I’ll do a spin on this!

  4. Kelly says:

    Yum, these look really good!

  5. What a great little summer appetizer!

  6. Wow this look great! I am going to save this receipe for the Wine and Cheese Reception at our B&B plantation! Thanks!

  7. Kathryn says:

    Oh these look so delicious!

  8. Helen says:

    Simple and easy to make. Looks refreshing. Great idea :)

  9. These rolls are the summer most perfect appetizer!

  10. These cucumber feta rolls looks great – and look so summery! I am actually having some friends over this weekend, I might just make these!

  11. Renée says:

    For some reason, I think cucumbers and salty cheese is one of the best flavor combinations! Definitely on my to-make list:)

  12. These look really good,great for parties! Id say theyre very light too

  13. These are so gorgeous, so cute and personal! I really love this idea! I am sure you can fill them with what ever tickels your fancy! I would love to try these with blue cheese added!

  14. Deborah says:

    I’m not so sure how I feel aobut designer babies, but I do love this delicious appetizer idea!!

  15. Bee says:

    These look extremely fun and also fancy! They’d make an excellent addition to a cookout just as well as a fancy dinner party.

  16. Erica F. says:

    This is so innovative! Love it! THank you for the idea.

  17. You can tell it is Wednesday because as I was reading this I was thinking: “Those are so cute but how did she get the feta in the middle of the roll-up.” Then I saw you just put it on the end and rolled up the cucumber around it…. duh!

  18. how refreshing! those look delicious! everything is “betta” with feta! :) thanks for sharing!

  19. Faith says:

    These are gorgeous! Love the combo of textures and flavors here too!

  20. I’d love to design my future baby. Actually I already have an idea – a girl with a blond curly hair and big blue eyes as her daddy. And I like the rolls, simple but tasty.

  21. i love this! such an awesome idea for an appetizer!

  22. These little roll ups look so delightful and delicious!

  23. I’ve seen these floating around the interwebs and I LOVE it!! what a great idea!

  24. nicolethegalleygourmet says:

    Perfect for summer.

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