Greek Cucumber Shooters + The Fit Life

While summer is coming to an end, our get-togethers with family and friends are not. I recently made a Greek-inspired dish and I wanted to share it with you all.

  • 12 Medium Shrimp
  • 1 Lemon, juiced
  • 2 Large English Cucumbers (Try to get as straight as possible)
  • 3 Tbsp Olives, minced
  • 3 Tbsp Banana peppers, minced
  • 1 Roma Tomato, chopped
  • 1/4 Cup Red onion, minced
  • 4 Tbsp Garlic, minced and divided
  • 1/4 Cup Feta Cheese
  • 1/2 Cup Olive Oil
  • 3 Tbsp Oregano, chopped
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • *Mint & Cherry Tomato slice for garnish, if desired.

Peel and de-vein shrimp. Salt and pepper shrimp then Sauté shrimp with 1 tablespoon
olive oil for approximately 3-4 minutes. Once cooked, roughly chop and
chill in the refrigerator.

In a bowl, combine all ingredients (except cucumbers) and place into the refrigerator.
To make the cucumber shooters, cut the seedless English cucumbers into 1 inch thick slices. Using a 1 inch round cookie cutter, cut each cucumber making a cylinder and removing the skin. (Removing skin is optional.) Each cucumber will be about 1 inch tall and 1 inch round. Take a small measuring spoon and remove the seeds, making sure there is about 1/4 inch thickness on the sides and 1/4 inch thickness on the bottom. These can be made up to this point one day ahead.

Stuff the shooters with the mixture and garnish with a mint leaf and cherry tomato slice if desired.
*This recipe makes approximately 20 cucumber shooters if the cucumbers are cut 1-2 inches long, depending on the size of the cucumber.

Ashleigh Easterling
Johnson & Wales University

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