Crisp, fresh, cucumber slices on baguette spread with cheese.
I first saw this simple appetizer on google plus from +Sara Zenner (Bitz & Giggles). She topped the cucumber slices with fresh dill that looked amazing. I didn't have fresh dill so I tried to sprinkle on some dried that just doesn't look as good (oh well). She also used cream cheese while I used Boursin. I love Boursin and keep it regularly stocked in my freezer--I don't know if you are supposed to freeze it but it doesn't seem to hurt it. These cucumber bites are so easy to put together, it takes no time, you just slice, spread with cheese, and top with cucumber slices.
This snack/appetizer would be nice to serve at any party and I believe it's even nice to have as a football snack. I know most people think of wings, bacon, chips, and heavier fare when it comes to football snacks but in my opinion if you can pick it up and eat it while watching the game it's okay. My husband didn't mind, and actually enjoyed, eating these during the game. If you wanted to make these more filling maybe you could add a slice of sandwich meat to the combo. It's nice to have something relatively healthy to mix with the beer and chips. So put this appetizer out with your gameday spread and I think you will be pleasantly surprised that it gets eaten and enjoyed.
Cucumber BitesModified slightly from Bitz & Giggles recipe
Multigrain baguette, sliced
Boursin cheese, at room temperature (for easier spreading)
1 cucumber, sliced
Take each slice of baguette and spread it with some cheese (I used the garlic and fine herb flavor). Then top with a cucumber slice or two (depending on how big your baguette is). Lastly sprinkle with dill. Easypeasy.
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