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Cucumber Canapés with Whipped Feta, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, and Basil {Giveaway}

Cucumber Canapés with Whipped Feta, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, and Basil-a simple appetizer that is perfect for any holiday party!

Cucumber Canapés with Whipped Feta, Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Basil on An easy appetizer for the holidays!

The holidays are here and that means it is party time! If you are hosting a holiday party or attending one and need to take a dish to share, we have the perfect recipe for you today-Cucumber Canapés with Whipped Feta, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, and Basil.

Oh, and that’s not all, we are also giving away a KitchenAid Pro Line 16-Cup Food Processor! Yahoo! Who said Mondays were no fun? Not this Monday!

Cucumber Canapés with Whipped Feta, Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Basil on

I love these Cucumber Canapés because they are easy to make and so festive! You can’t go wrong with green and red during the holidays!

Cucumber Canapés with Whipped Feta, Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Basil on And a KitchenAid Food Processor Giveaway!

To make the whipped feta, I used my KitchenAid Pro Line 16-Cup Food Processor. I added feta cheese, cream cheese, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. With the food processor running, I slowly added olive oil.

Whipped Feta Recipe on

The end result? Creamy and dreamy whipped feta!

Cucumber Canapés with Whipped Feta, Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Basil on A simple holiday appetizer!

The KitchenAid Pro Line 16-Cup Food Processor also dices and slices. That’s right, you can use the food processor to slice the cucumbers too!

Cucumber Canapés with Whipped Feta, Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Basil on Love this holiday appetizer!

I topped each cucumber slice with whipped feta, sun-dried tomatoes, and fresh basil. I like to use DeLallo’s Semi-Dried Cherry Tomatoes. They are SO good, better than candy, and they add the perfect pop of red!

Celebrate the holidays with Cucumber Canapés with Whipped Feta, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, and Basil. They are a great addition to any holiday menu. And if you aren’t planning on having a party, don’t worry, you can always have a party for one! I could snack on these Cucumber Canapés all day long!

And now for the KitchenAid Pro Line 16-Cup Food Processor! The winner will get to choose their favorite color. I am partial to the red. It is so purty and perfect for the holidays:) Use the PromoSimple widget below to enter! Good luck!

And make sure you are following us on Instagram because we will be announcing a special KitchenAid giveaway for our Instagram followers. You don’t want to miss this one! Trust me!

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Cucumber Canapés with Whipped Feta, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, and Basil

Yield: Serves 24

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Cucumber Canapés with Whipped Feta, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, and Basil-perfect for any holiday party!


For the Whipped Feta:
6 ounces good feta, crumbled
2 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/3 cup olive oil

2 large cucumbers, sliced
Sun-dried tomatoes, drained and chopped
1/2 cup fresh basil, chopped


1. First, make the whipped feta. Place the feta and cream cheese in the bowl of a food processor fitted with the steel blade. Pulse until the cheeses are mixed. Add the lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper and turn on the food processor. With the food processor running, slowly add the olive oil in a steady stream through the tube. Turn off the food processor.

2. Place a dollop of whipped feta in the center of each cucumber slice. Top with sun-dried tomatoes and fresh basil. Serve.

Whipped Feta Recipe from Ina Garten

Disclosure-this giveaway is being provided by our friends at KitchenAid, but our opinions are our own. 

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76 Responses to “Cucumber Canapés with Whipped Feta, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, and Basil {Giveaway}”

  1. Shari Bennetti — December 9, 2013 @ 6:38 am

    going to make this for next Monday’s dinner party, looks festive, but the recipe looks too yummy to pass up, thanks so much for sharing.

  2. Marie — December 9, 2013 @ 6:49 am

    Can’t wait to taste! Looks refreshing and perfect for the Hollidays where we eat way too much…

  3. Lynda Treen — December 9, 2013 @ 7:45 am

    These sound so yummy. Definitely trying!!!

  4. Jenny Flake — December 9, 2013 @ 7:51 am

    Look at those fun little appetizers! Love them!

  5. Hannah — December 9, 2013 @ 8:16 am

    These look great and a lighter appetizer when we have so many heavier things during the holidays – thanks!

  6. Sommer@ASpicyPerspective — December 9, 2013 @ 8:33 am

    These are just gorgeous! And LOVE that food processor, I have it in chrome. :)

  7. Keely Gray — December 9, 2013 @ 8:50 am

    Looks terrific…nice light appetizer for the family this holiday season! Thanks!

  8. Judy — December 9, 2013 @ 8:53 am

    I always make a cucumber and cream cheese spread. I am definitley going to try these this weekend. The look so yummy.

  9. Kelly — December 9, 2013 @ 9:27 am

    Oh please pick me! I would so love a new food processor! I love kitchen aid products, I would save my mixer in a fire!

  10. Jessica — December 9, 2013 @ 9:47 am

    so pretty – I’d love to own one!

  11. Laurie {SimplyScratch} — December 9, 2013 @ 9:53 am

    The flavors in these canapes are bonkers! Love!

  12. Sharon — December 9, 2013 @ 10:04 am

    What a great giveaway!

  13. Linda — December 9, 2013 @ 10:25 am

    Love the gift you are giving away. Mine is so old.

  14. Becky @ A Calculated Whisk — December 9, 2013 @ 10:28 am

    My favorite app is stuffed mushrooms. These look fabulous, too, though…now I’m thinking about stuffed mushrooms with whipped feta! I would LOVE to win this food processor since mine just BROKE during the chaos of Thanksgiving.

  15. Natasha — December 9, 2013 @ 11:02 am

    My favorite appetizer is warm brie and crackers!

  16. Marian (Sweetopia) — December 9, 2013 @ 11:07 am

    I love the way you’ve peeled the cucumber – looks so pretty! Great giveaway too!

  17. — December 9, 2013 @ 11:10 am

    Love the whipped feta! I bet it is tasty with a creamy blue cheese like Original Blue. Thanks for the recipe!

  18. Amanda — December 9, 2013 @ 11:28 am

    This is such a unique take! They look yummy.

  19. marla — December 9, 2013 @ 12:19 pm

    This is such a simple and perfect appetizer!

  20. Amanda L — December 9, 2013 @ 12:32 pm

    I have been wanting a food processor. I don’t have a great one, so this is awesome!

  21. I can’t wait to whip this appetizer up for the holidays!! Beautiful!

  22. BamaCarol — December 9, 2013 @ 12:34 pm

    This sounds like a wonderfully light treat for the appetizer table! That is a great idea since it seems that a lot of things around the holidays are heavier. Thanks for the wonderful recipe.

  23. Sara M — December 9, 2013 @ 1:23 pm

    We love a pickle wrap. It’s pickles, cream cheese and dried beef. YUM!!

  24. Julie @ Table for Two — December 9, 2013 @ 1:29 pm

    Yum!!! This looks awesome for the holidays!

  25. Meredith — December 9, 2013 @ 1:33 pm

    Those look so easy to make for a dinner party

  26. Jennie @themessybakerblog — December 9, 2013 @ 1:47 pm

    That is one sassy food processor. I don’t know where I’d be without mine. That whipped feta filling looks delicious.

  27. Kevin @ Closet Cooking — December 9, 2013 @ 1:54 pm

    These would certainly be tasty treats!

  28. Loretta — December 9, 2013 @ 2:21 pm

    I always love a good cheeseball!

  29. Laura (Tutti Dolci) — December 9, 2013 @ 6:25 pm

    These are gorgeous and a perfect holiday appetizer!

  30. Heather Christo — December 9, 2013 @ 6:44 pm

    what perfect holiday appetizers!!

  31. Peggy — December 9, 2013 @ 6:53 pm

    My favorite appetizer is roasted shrimp with a homemade thousand island dip

  32. Leslie A. — December 9, 2013 @ 8:17 pm

    An old-school cheese ball rolled in pecans!

  33. cheryl dahl — December 9, 2013 @ 8:24 pm

    these look interesting. , refreshing. I like red to

  34. Marie — December 9, 2013 @ 9:52 pm

    My favorite holiday appetizer is my grandma’s cheeseball. It’s so addicting!

  35. Whitney @ The Newlywed Chefs — December 9, 2013 @ 10:03 pm

    Love the idea of whipped feta! Yum.

  36. Aimee @ Simple Bites — December 9, 2013 @ 10:38 pm

    Never mind party, I’m making these for lunch tomorrow! 😉

  37. Gianna — December 9, 2013 @ 10:58 pm

    I love bruschetta.

  38. Melissa — December 10, 2013 @ 1:14 am

    I always make cheese balls this time of year.

  39. Kim C — December 10, 2013 @ 3:51 am

    These look delicious and are a great idea for an appetizer!! My favorite appetizer is stuffed mushrooms.

  40. Jess — December 10, 2013 @ 5:27 am

    I love these – it’s so nice to have an option this time of year that’s festive but still fresh and lighter than some of the heavy appetizers – great idea!

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