Cucumber and Feta Rolls

Cucumber and Feta Rolls

With all of the decadent snacks that I have been testing out lately I know that some of you are wondering: "Are there any lighter options?", and these cucumber feta rolls definitely fit the bill! When I first came across the recipe for these cucumber feta rolls on Good Life Eats I knew that I would have to make them and I have just been itching for the chance! A lot of my favourite Greek flavours are used in the cucumber rolls and they even kind of remind me of deconstructed and reconstructed tzatziki with the cucumbers, lemony Greek yogurt and plenty of fresh herbs.

Cucumber and Feta Rolls

The recipe for these cucumber rolls is super easy and if you have a mandoline to cut the cucmbers thinly then it takes almost no time at all to make them. Really this recipe is more of an idea and once you have base of the cucumber, yogurt, feta and lemon you can finish them off with almost any flavours that you can dream up! I went with three different flavours; sun-dried kalamata olives with parsley, sun-dried tomato with dill, and roasted red pepper with oregano. Some other flavour combinations I was thinking of include spinach and dill for a spanakopita inspired version and a marinated roasted red pepper version where I would use white balsamic vinegar instead of the dark balsamic. I was also thinking that a smoked salmon and dill version would be truly amazing!

Cucumber and Feta Rolls

Cucumber rolls filled with creamy Greek yogurt, salty feta, sundried tomatoes, kalamata olives and roasted red peppers.


Servings: makes 16 rolls

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Printable Recipe
Ingredients
  • 4 ounces crumbled feta, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons sundried tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons kalamata olives, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons roasted red peppers, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon oregano or dill, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • pepper to taste
  • 2 cucumbers, sliced thinly lengthwise
Directions
  1. Mash the feta into the yogurt and then mix in the sundried tomatoes, kalamata olives, sun dried tomatoes, oregano, lemon juice and pepper.
  2. Place 1 tablespoon of the mixture onto a slice of cucumber, roll it up and secure it with a toothpick.

Similar Recipes:
Cucumber Smoked Salmon Rolls
Tzatziki (Greek Cucumber Salad)
Cucumber and Feta Salad
Creamy Dilled Cucumber Salad
Involtini di Melanzane (Eggplant Rolls)

39 comments:

janet @ the taste space said...

So pretty, Kevin! What a wonderful combination of flavours. :)

Hyosun Ro said...

An elegant and flavorful appetizer!

Jenny said...

Yummy! It's like a greek tea time treat!

grEAT said...

delicious!

irene

Kalyn said...

Oh yummy. These sound like something I would love.

Tiddy and Charlie. said...

I've just discovered your blog. You have some great recipe ideas :o) Thanks for sharing them :o) c x PS. Sorry, blogger will only let me comment as a pair of teddies!

Twin Tables said...

Wow, this look amazing. I am a huge fan of your 7 layer Greek Dip and these are now on my list of things to try!

Mike @TheIronYou said...

This will make a perfect healthy snack for tomorrow's night SuperBowl!

home performance energy auditor said...

You are truly an artist with you presentation. The cucumbers look so fresh. Fresh is so that way to go. As Elizabeth Berry so sagely said, shipping is a terrible thing to do to vegetables. They probably get jet-lagged, just like people.

Bob

Steve @ the black peppercorn said...

I am sure that after tomorrows super bowl party I will be in the mood for a lighter option. Cucumber is so light and fresh tasting. This bite size treat looks healthy and delicious!

Cakebrain said...

great idea! I like the light option!

Dining Alone said...

What a great idea, I have all of the ingredients in my fridge!

Single PAP said...

gorgeous photo!

Zee said...

Those are so pretty!

Joanne said...

But how light would they be if I didn't share and ate the whole batch. For dinner. :P I love greek flavors and these sound way more appealing to me than cheesy dips!

Judee @ Gluten Free A-Z said...

Kevin,
What a great idea! I try to cut down on carbs and this is a delicious looking appetizer without the cracker, bread etc. Love it and will use it. In addition, it's gluten free yay! I am a new follower and have been really enjoying your posts.

Ondina Maria said...

Hi Kevin, just fell in love with these rolls and because we are huge fans of greek food, this is definatelly a recipe to try out :)

CharlesR said...

Hi Kevin!

These sound great.
Love the lightness of them.
Also for a change up you could use zucchini strips.

These I just have to make!

Charlie

Te lo dije mil veces said...

That looks delicious!! (can't imagine how it tastes)

Jodie said...

These look so good, am definitely going to try these out! Thanks for the idea

Magic of Spice said...

These are delightful and would make a wonderful treat anytime!

She'saPistol said...

What a refreshing treat!

Kathleen Richardson said...

Oh yum. To heck with Super Bowl parties... this sounds like a good daily snack! Thanks for the great idea.

Alaiyo Kiasi-Barnes said...

Cucumbers are the essence of lightness. It's a beautiful snack or appetizer. Like Janet, I think the combination of flavors is wonderful.

Cheers!

Adang said...

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MyFudo™ said...

The cucumber looks good in these rolls... A must try!

Jaana said...

Hi Kevin!

I have a Liebster Blog Award for you in my blog: http://jaanaskitchen.blogspot.com/2012/02/liebster-blog-award.html

All the best...

Jaana

Garry Ladouceur said...

Life in Mexico is characterized by a lot of sun and a lot of fried foods. I need and seek variation and you have some good ideas since veggies here tend to be cheap and fresh and a bit exotic. If you like hot, then you are also in a good place.

Mechthild Wiesner said...

Hi and wow! I just discovered your blog as I started to blog about food as well. Your dishes are artfully but easily to reproduce. And I really love the style of your pictures. I will definitely make those cucumber rolls.

Greetings from Germany!
Mechthild

Jennifer @ Jennifer Cooks said...

Love this! Can't wait to try these...you had me at Feta! I've pinned and zipped. YUM!

Leslie @ Cooks Quill said...

Forgive my dumb question: how do you get the cucumber sliced so thinly and evenly? What slicer do you use? it looks delicious!!

Cinnamon and Thyme said...

Light and delicious! Yum!

Alexandra said...

Healthy recipe, Kevin! Cucumber and feta are both great ingredients. I just look at the food pics on your blog and I get hungry.

Kevin said...

Leslie @ Cooks Quill: I used a mandoline to cut the cucumbers and that makes it super quick and easy to slice them uniformly thinly.

referencement said...

miaaam, thank you for this delicious recipe

Honey said...

holy crap kevin, this looks amazing. i once tried making sushi with bread and it was so thick, i was coughing. this looks amazing.. even zucchini strips may work. bookmarking. :)

Carissa Hickok said...

Yumtastic

healthy cooking oil said...

More then your recipe I like the cucumber rolling. How did you manage to do that?

Anonymous said...

Came here looking for a different recipe all together and found a few of yours on the blog that I know I would love.. and im hungry so i think I printed out a half dozen of them lol.

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