Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Skewered Tomato, Cucumber & Feta Appetizer
As the holiday season is coming to a close I'm finding myself craving vegies and healthier snacks. Well...that's not wholly true... that Mac Nut Brittle is still sitting on it's pretty little plate just begging me to take a little nibble (or two!) and Mom's marshmallow filled Rocky Road gives me the eye every time I walk by. Not wanting the Rocky Road to feel left out I always make sure to take a little piece of it when I sample the brittle and everyone is happy!
With New Years Eve just around the corner I'm working on appetizers to bring to our annual celebration, and after my holiday sweet overload these healthy Greek Skewers fit the bill. Fresh tomatoes and cucumber combine beautifully with cubed, salty feta. Drizzled with a touch of our favorite garlic dipping olive oil and a splash of balsamic, the trio come alive and simply burst with flavor.
Easy assembly of these fresh and heart healthy ingredients is an added bonus making them the perfect "getting back on track" snack!
Skewered Tomato, Cucumber & Feta Appetizers
adapted from Fine Cooking
cherry tomatoes, halved
Persian cucumbers, halved, then sliced
olive oil (I use a garlic flavored oil)
Skewer a piece of tomato, the a piece of cucumber, and then a piece of cubed feta - sticking the tooth pick into but not all the way through the feta. Stand skewers on a serving plate and drizzle with the oil and balsamic. Serve!