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.
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…
My son would definitely eat these. He loves cucumbers.
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.
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.
Thanks for the great idea!
These look soooooo good! (and easy too!)
A new secret surprise snack, as my girl calls it.
These sound yummy to me, maybe the kids will make them for me.
Thats a great idea!
Yumm! I personally think you cannot go wrong with cucumbers and cream cheese. They are a perfect pair!
We love cucumbers in this house! This sounds great!
Great idea. I wonder if our cucumber-hater (but cream cheese-lover) would even try these?
Refreshingly good !!
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.
These look yummy
my hubby loved these and was happy to have a new snack.
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