Roasted Red Pepper Cucumber Shots

Roasted Red Pepper Cucumber Shots

Serving an original appetizer to impress guests is always a challenge. This is one appetizer that is simple to make and full of flavour. For a vegetarian version, eliminate the crab. The roasted red peppers, dill and lemon juice add plenty of flavor all on their own.

Prep time: 25 mins

Total time: 25 mins

Skill level: Easy

What You'll Need


  1. Cut the cucumber into 1½ inch pieces. Scoop out the center with a melon baller, making sure to leave the bottom intact to create a cucumber shot glass. Set aside.
  2. Place the drained yogurt, onions, roasted red pepper, crab meat, cayenne, maple syrup and lemon juice in a bowl. Mix all together.
  3. Season with sea salt and pepper to taste. Scoop or pipe the mixture in the cucumber shot glasses. Serve.

Tip: This makes a great treat for the kids. They will enjoy helping to make the cucumber shot glasses. If crabmeat is not to their liking, use chopped celery instead.

To roast a red pepper: Cut the red pepper in half and remove the seeds. Flatten the two pieces of red pepper and place on a tray. Put the tray under the broiler and blacken the skin. Let cool and peel off the skin. Use as directed in the recipe.

To drain the yogurt: Place a tea towel over a bowl and secure with an elastic. Put 1 1/2 cups full-fat yogurt on top of the tea towel. Allow the yogurt to drain at room temperature for at least 2 hours to thicken the yogurt. The longer it sits, the thicker the yogurt will get and can be as thick soft cream cheese.

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