Saturday, May 29, 2010

Mediterranean Cucumber Dip

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Can I say that I just love a recipe where everything goes into the food processor, and after a few pulses....... Voila!  Beautiful appetizer or snack to put out for a visit with friends.  Can't beat that.

I whipped this up after seeing it on 'Spice and Easy' on the Food Network one weekend.  It went with me to a cookout, and all I have to say is that it did not return to my house.  Big hit.

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Recipe adapted from Janet Johnston and

8 ounces goat cheese, room temperature
1/2 cup Greek yogurt
1/2 red bell pepper seeded and chopped, plus 1/4, for garnish
1 lemon, zested
1 garlic clove, minced
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
2 teaspoon dried Mediterranean oregano
4 teaspoons chopped mint leaves
2 seedless cucumbers, sliced into 1/2-inch rounds

Put the goat cheese, yogurt, red bell pepper, lemon zest, garlic, salt, pepper, oregano, and the mint in a food processor and puree until smooth.

Serve alongside sliced cucumbers for dipping.


  1. okay..I just printed this out, looks soooo good! I love cucumbers and the I love how this has goat cheese, what a combo!

  2. Thanks Teresa! Let me know if you make it.