Red & Green Stuffed Cucumbers


Little green soldiers, all lined up. Ready to be stuffed and eaten.


Slap, chop. Slap, chop. Slap, chop. (she could do this for hours)


It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…colors.


Stuff. Garnish. Repeat. Eat.


Red & Green Stuffed Cucumbers

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  • 2 English cucumbers
  • 1/4 C kalamata olives, pitted
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 3 green onions
  • handful of Italian parsley, plus more for garnish
  • 1/4 C goat cheese (I used garlic goat cheese, but any will do)

Peel (I left a little skin on because I thought it was pretty) and slice the cucumbers about 1 1/2 inches thick, then scoop out the middle with a spoon. (Make sure you don’t scoop so deep that the filling breaks through and falls out) Set aside.

Finely chop the olives, bell pepper, green onions, and parsley. Then add the goat cheese and smoosh it around with your hands until everything is incorporated.

Fill each cucumber with about 1 tablespoon of filling, and garnish with a leaf of parsley.

24 comments on this post.
  1. Kelly:

    Cucumbers and I have an interesting relationship. We break up and get back together all the time. Presently we are broken up but maybe this will be what brings us back together for the zillionth time.

  2. Blog is the New Black:

    Fun idea! And the cutest helper ever!

  3. Bev @ Bev Cooks:

    Bad. To. The. Bone.

  4. Lindsay's List:

    i need one of those little chopper things.
    and A to man it for me.

  5. Cait:

    I should be studying, but this is clearly way more important :)

    I wish I liked olives!! This looks so good!!

  6. Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning:

    How adorable!!! I might have to steal this idea for my holiday party. I love functional food like this (being used as a vehicle for stuffing something into it).
    I used to have one of those choppers back in the day… wonder what happened to it…

  7. Katie @ Talk Less, Say More:

    LOVE this! We’re looking for some tasty and easy appetizers for our Christmas party – these might have to make the menu. ;)

  8. kim@hungryhealthygirl:

    Love these “clean eating” apps!

  9. Katie @ Blonde Ambition:

    What a fun little snack! And I say fun mostly because you get to use a Slap Chop to make it, haha. But seriously, I am a big fan of olives & bell peppers, so together they sound like the perfect combo to me!

  10. Naomi(onefitfoodie):

    ahh her little hair!! she is such a mommys helper! I love the recipe idea and absolutely obsessed with your pictures!! xoxox

  11. Katherine:

    This looks really good!

    I’m hosting a green smoothie challenge starting Jan 1st – would love for you to join us!

  12. Shira:

    Hi Katie,
    These look yummy and adorable! I love olives :)
    Just wanted to tell you that I made your cauli-sweet potato bisque tonight for dinner, using almond milk and earth balance as subs, and it is amazing. Totally delicious! Served with crusty garlic bread, perfect. Love your recipes!!

  13. Melissa @ Fit 'N' Well Mommy:

    These look good and fun to make with my little guy! Keenan is obsessed with kalamata olives right now, so he would love them!

  14. Cooking with Michele:

    I love seeing your little sous chef in the kitchen working – I wish more mom’s would start their kids cooking at a young age!

  15. Teri [a foodie stays fit]:

    these sound amazing! minus the whole cucumber part. I hate cucumbers. (I know…who hates cucumbers?!) I need to brainstorm about what else I could stick that yummy filling in! Maybe just on a spoon in my mouth. :)

  16. Amy @ So There by Amy:

    These look amazing! And so festive.
    My loser question is…how do you neatly eat one of these at a party?!!
    Same with all those cute wonton cupcake type savory bites I’ve seen on Pinterest, too…
    I’m picturing me trying to shove this in my mouth, or take a bite off the side, and it’s not going well…. :)

  17. Katie:

    They actually held up surprisingly well mid-bite! I was all prepared to get messy….but they didn’t really fall apart on me.

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