Cucumber Feta Rolls [Holiday Recipe Exchange]

These Cucumber Feta Rolls are the perfect holiday appetizer!

I don’t know about the rest of you, but I really feel like the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday season snuck up on me this year.

It seems busier than ever and I’m not sure why.

Maybe because my kids are getting older, which means more to do, and there was a bit of traveling during November to keep us on our toes.

I can hardly believe Christmas is less than 2 weeks away.

I have two Christmas parties to attend this week!

I’m all about keeping things simple this year.

These Cucumber Feta Rolls are perfect for keeping Holiday entertaining simple.

And they’re a snap to make when you use a Mandoline Slicer to slice up the cucumbers.

I’ve never had or made Cucumber Rolls before making this recipe, but I loved the flavors of feta with kalamata olives and sundried tomatoes inside refreshing cucumbers.

The filling is super quick to whip up.

It could even be used as a dip to go with vegetables.

Think sliced cucumber rounds and bell pepper strips.

It would also be great with toasted pita chips.

Yum!

cucumber rolls with feta

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More Holiday Entertaining Recipes

It is that time of year again – you might be hosting a holiday party or you might be attending one. Either way there is a good chance that you’ll need a recipe, or a few, to prepare.

Holiday Drink Recipes 

If you’re looking for some festive drink recipes to serve alongside this Cucumber Feta Roll appetizer, check out some of these favorites. Or, browse the drink recipe archives.

Cranberry Rosemary Shrub Cocktail is the perfect holiday cocktail! A homemade cranberry shrub with hints of black pepper, rosemary, and cinnamon is combined with bourbon and seltzer for a festive and colorful drink.

In this recipe for Spiced Pomegranate Apple Cider Mulled Wine fresh pressed apple cider, tart pomegranate juice, and Tempranillo pair with mulling spices and fresh fruit to create a fall-inspired cocktail, perfect for sipping during this autumn and winter season.

Christmas Wassail is a classic this time of year. Apple cider, orange juice, and cranberry juice are spiced with  plenty of cinnamon and cloves for a holiday treat.

Spiced Pomegranate Apple Cider is a twist on the classic mulled apple cider with the addition of fresh pomegranate juice.

Favorite Holiday Appetizers

These small bites and dips are perfect for any Holiday appetizer spread and will go perfectly served alongside this recipe for Cucumber Feta Rolls.

In this recipe for Greek Puff Pastry Appetizers with Kalamata Olives, puff pastry shells are baked and filled with a mixture of kalamata olives, red bell pepper, fresh oregano, feta, and spinach with a warm lemony olive oil vinaigrette for a scrumptious puff pastry appetizer perfect for any holiday party. 

This simple White Bean Bruschetta is a quick make-ahead appetizer to help simplify holiday entertaining and potlucks.

Spiced Pear and Pomegranate Crostini are the perfect solution for simple entertaining.

They look far more special than a plate of fruit and cheese, but they’re really a cinch to prepare and they don’t require any special serving utensils.

Roasted Cranberry Salsa Recipe is a tasty and colorful holiday recipe for gifting and serving at parties.

In this recipe roasted fresh cranberries pair perfectly with the traditional elements of salsa – jalapeño, cilantro, onion, and lime.

This Endive, Pear, and Walnut Appetizer is perfect for this time of year with the delicious seasonal flavors of pear and cranberry.

And you can assemble them literally minutes before serving them

Rosemary White Bean Artichoke Spinach Dip is a remake of the classic recipe so many know and love.

In this recipe creamy white cannellini beans and rosemary pair perfectly with artichokes, fresh spinach, and cheese.

Asparagus Prosciutto Puff Pastry Pizzas might sound fancy but they are super simple to prepare and packed with the flavors of fresh asparagus, prosciutto, sun dried tomatoes, ricotta, and parmesan.

Shrimp Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms have a wonderful depth of flavor from all of the delicious ingredients: portobello mushrooms, shrimp, fresh basil and rosemary, extra virgin olive oil, parmesan cheese.

What do you do to keep things simple during this time of year?

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Cucumber Feta Rolls

Yield: approximately 20 rolls
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
These Cucumber Feta Rolls are the perfect holiday appetizer!

Ingredients

  • 2 cucumbers
  • 6 ounces crumbled feta
  • 3 tablespoons Greek yogurt
  • 2 1/2 - 3 1/2 tablespoons finely diced sundried tomatoes or red bell pepper
  • 8 - 12 pitted kalamata olives, roughly chopped
  • 1 tablespoon roughly chopped dill or oregano
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • pinch of pepper, or to taste

Instructions

  1. Thinly slice the cucumbers longways on a mandoline at a 2mm thick setting.
  2. Alternatively, you can use a vegetable peeler if you do not have a mandoline.
  3. Lay the cucumbers on top of a paper towel lined cutting board while you prepare the filling.
  4. Add the feta and yogurt to a medium bowl.
  5. Mash to combine using a fork.
  6. Add the bell pepper or sun dried tomatoes, olives, dill, lemon, and pepper to the bowl.
  7. Stir well to combine. In a bowl, mash the feta using a fork.
  8. Place 1 - 2 teaspoons of mixture at one end of a cucumber strip and roll up. Secure with a toothpick.
  9. Repeat with remaining strips. If not serving immediately, chill until ready to serve.

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