Ham & Cheese Cucumber Subs
 
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Cucumber Subs are a great way to up your “breadless sandwich” game. Easy and quick to make, these subs work beautifully as a meal for 2 or even as appetizers for 4.
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Recipe type: Sandwich
Cuisine: European
Yield: Serves 2
Ingredients
  • 4 medium sized cucumbers
  • 4 tbsp soft goat cheese, or cream cheese
  • 2 young spring onions, including the green parts, chopped finely
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ⅛ tsp paprika powder
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • ½ cup loosely packed ham strips (approx 50 gms)
  • 1 medium carrot, julienned
  • ½ medium red onion, sliced thinly into half-moons
  • Chopped cilantro leaves, for garnish
Instructions
  1. Chop off the ends of the cucumbers and slice in half lengthwise. Using a peeler or a small spoon, remove the seeds and hollow out the centres making place for a filling.
  2. Place these upside down on paper towels to drain off excess water.
  3. In a small bowl, mash the goat cheese, garlic, paprika powder, salt & pepper, spring onions together. Reserve some of the spring onion greens for garnish
  4. To assemble the subs, divide the cream cheese mixture amidst the 8 cucumber halves. Set 4 of the halves aside to be the top of the subs.
  5. In the remaining 4 halves, top the cheese mixture with the ham strips, carrot juliennes and onion slices.
  6. Garnish with the spring onion greens, cilantro leaves and close off the subs using the 4 reserved top halves. Use cocktail sticks to hold them together.
  7. Serve right away while they are fresh and crunchy.
  8. Variation: In case you want to serve these as appetizers, you can cut them into smaller bite sized servings with a cocktail stick holding each together. Or you can cut the cucumber into smaller pieces & hollow out the centre like kulliya.
Recipe by Food-Dee-Dum at http://food-dee-dum.com/2016/07/08/ham-cheese-cucumber-subs/