Cucumber Boats

I am always searching for quick, healthy and easy snacks – aren’t we all? This one works… for the most part. I can’t see myself packing this one for work and whipping it out at my desk, so we’ll say this is a good weekend snack or when you get home from work snack. Well, now that I think about it I guess you could just chop the cucumber and mix it in with the cottage cheese and take it to work..? I digress.

If you like cottage cheese, and cucumbers then this will be a little slice of heaven for you. Once I made this and ate it I realized that the cottage cheese mixture would work plain, or with melon or berries, etc. So mix it up however you want!

**I get a LOT of questions and comments on this one – Yes, it would be awesome with tomato and celery, or dried spices, and greek yogurt would be awesome! I’m sad I didn’t think of this first! Make it your own!

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Cucumber Boats

Yield: 2-4 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

1 cucumber, peeled, halved and seeds scooped out
3/4 cup cottage cheese
2 tablespoons basil, chopped
2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
Salt and Pepper - to taste

Directions:

Peel a cucumber - all the way if you want, or just some. I tend to only peel about half of it. That sounds weird. What I mean is that I only take off about every other half inch of skin on the cucumber. Even that sounds weird. You'll just see in the pictures. Anyway, slice it in half and using a spoon scoop out all the seeds. Think ants on a log when you are doing this.

Mix together the cottage cheese, basil, salt and cilantro and fill the hollowed out area. I topped mine with the cracked pepper.

      

13 Responses to “Cucumber Boats”

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    Sissy — January 15, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    Oh this looks so awesome and easy. Definitely good for the South Beach diet!

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    Amanda — March 19, 2012 at 4:21 am

    Yum! Those look delicious and healthy!

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    rhondiegray — May 27, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    Awesome! Bet it would be probably be good substituting celery or tomato too

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    tara — June 25, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    I can’t wait for snack time!

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    Anonymous — June 26, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    Just made these! So easy and delicious! Definatly making them again!

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    Anonymous — June 28, 2012 at 3:51 am

    Can you make this with dried basil and cilantro??

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    Anonymous — July 3, 2012 at 3:44 am

    Delicious. Fun to eat. Awesome? Awww-No! Definitely overkill word.

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    Anonymous — July 6, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    Made these for my mum!! She loved them! Thanks!!

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    Anonymous — July 13, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    How would greek yogurt work instead of cottage cheese?

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    Marilyn — September 11, 2012 at 2:00 am

    Just made this with cottage cheese pre-made with chives … yum! I scooped the extra out of the bowl with crackers

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    Srsalas — October 4, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    I bet just a touch of lemon zest and juice would be so good … great snack for the. kids !

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    Sharon — June 11, 2013 at 9:01 am

    My Grandmother used to make snacks like this with cucumbers and onions and spices from her garden for her various club meetings Everyone liked them. We loved on a farm in South East Missouri.

    • Mackenzie — June 11th, 2013 @ 9:09 am

      Love that!! They are a tasty treat!