Snack Time: Turkey Cucumber Wheels


by Sep 25th, 2010 // Recipes, Snacks

Snack Time: Turkey Cucumber Wheels

I imaged these Turkey Cucumber Wheels as open-faced cucumbers with a dab of cream cheese topped off with a bit of shaved turkey, but my kid had other plans. He turned the idea into these mini sandwiches. They’re a little more messy this way (cream cheese makes them slide a bit) but just as good.

It’s a great snack that has just the right amount of protein to keep my kid satiated until dinner. The trick is using small cucumbers (like Persian or Kerby) and whipped cream cheese so it’s soft enough to spread on the cucumber…

Turkey Cucumber Wheels Recipe

Prep Time: 5 mins

1 small cucumber (like Kerby or Persian)
1 to 2 tablespoons whipped cream cheese
1 to 2 slices deli turkey (the more thinly sliced the better)

Cut cucumber into rounds. If doing open-faced wheels use a small spoon or knife to spread cream cheese on each piece. Cut or break each slice of deli turkey into 5 or 6 pieces and divide it evenly among the cream cheese topped cucumber and eat. Alternatively, only spread cream cheese on 1/2 of the cucumbers, top with turkey and another round of cucumber to form a sandwich.

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19 Comments on “Snack Time: Turkey Cucumber Wheels”

  1. 1.) AnnaTei
    September 25th, 2010

    So I looked at some of your other snacks & I was totally inspired to make pickles. I bought a bag of pickling cukes at the Farmer's market this morning. Maybe we'll try this with a few…

  2. 2.) tryityoumightlikeit
    September 25th, 2010

    My son would definitely eat these. He loves cucumbers.

  3. 3.) marisa
    September 25th, 2010

    This sounds so yummy! Last summer, when we had tons of Armenian cucumbers and cherry tomatoes, I lived on cucumber-cream cheese-tomato bites. I got tired of trying to spread the cream cheese, so I plopped it into a plastic baggie, cut a corner off, and piped it onto the cucumbers. It was a little easier that way. My MIL slices the cream cheese and puts on little squares–she must freeze it for a few minutes first or something.

  4. 4.) Deann
    September 25th, 2010

    oh that looks GOOD! My kids love cucumbers and cheese rolled up in turkey so I'm sure they'd eat this! Of course this year they won't eat cherry tomatoes unless I give them cream cheese with it… I like another posters idea of cukes, tomatoes, and cream cheese.

  5. 5.) Miranda
    September 25th, 2010

    Thanks for the great idea!

  6. 6.) Kara
    September 26th, 2010

    These look soooooo good! (and easy too!)

  7. 7.) Macki
    September 26th, 2010

    A new secret surprise snack, as my girl calls it.

  8. 8.) Christie
    September 26th, 2010

    These sound yummy to me, maybe the kids will make them for me. 😉

  9. 9.) Meera
    September 26th, 2010

    Thats a great idea!

  10. 10.) OK Chick
    September 27th, 2010

    Yumm! I personally think you cannot go wrong with cucumbers and cream cheese. They are a perfect pair!

  11. 11.) Bianca
    September 27th, 2010

    We love cucumbers in this house! This sounds great!

  12. 12.) Susan
    September 27th, 2010

    Great idea. I wonder if our cucumber-hater (but cream cheese-lover) would even try these?

  13. 13.) Mariela Constantine
    September 27th, 2010

    Refreshingly good !!

  14. 14.) Dana
    September 28th, 2010

    You had my son at "turkey". Then lost him at "cucumber". Maybe I can get him to try it if there's no top on the sandwich, and if the turkey and cream cheese hide the bottom slice. Or I will just eat it.

  15. 15.) laurab
    September 28th, 2010

    These look yummy

  16. 16.) alice
    October 1st, 2010

    my hubby loved these and was happy to have a new snack.

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