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

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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!

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

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

For the Cucumbers:

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


  • 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, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ 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.
  • Place a dollop of whipped feta in the center of each cucumber slice. Top with sun-dried tomatoes and fresh basil. Serve.

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  1. They look SO good and easy! Thanks for the recipe!

    Thank you for the chance to win also! I have never owned a machine like that, but do want one badly! lol

    Happy Holidays!

    Joey J.

  2. Wow, that’s an awesome appetizer! And so easy & quick to make… I have feta and sun-dried tomatoes leftover from last night’s dinner – now I know how I will use them!

  3. I love your cucumber canapes….I might make these for the holidays, I just hope I can refrain from eating them all by myself!


  4. What a great canapé idea!!! I can think of so many variations I want to try with these cucumbers! Thanks for the inspiration 😀

  5. Besides how delicious this sauce looks, I appreciate the versatility. I can make a batch of this early in the week and use it for a few different meals. Just great!

  6. These are adorable, I featured them on my blog for this New Years Eve as a healthy & gluten free appetizer idea! {}. I am so glad I came across these and had the chance to find your blog!
    Kristen Taylor

  7. I made these a few months ago for a function, and although they didn’t look nearly as pretty as the picture they went down alright. I am going for another try; what kind of feta should I use this time? Danish feta, or a soft wet kind, or a hard crumbly kind…?

  8. Could I make the feta mixture the day before and store in the fridge, then prepare and assemble the other ingredients right before serving?

  9. 5 stars
    I made these for a baby shower last weekend, and they were a huge hit!  They have such a bold burst of unique flavors, and they are absolutely delicious.  I’m always looking for ways to sneak sun-dried tomatoes into recipes, so this was perfect.  I’m hosting a 2nd baby shower tomorrow (call me crazy), and I’m making them again — but this time I’m using goat cheese in place of the feta.  I just mixed it up, and it’s every bit as yummy as the feta.  Thanks for sharing your recipe.  

  10. MAde this a day ahead – sooooo runny that I’m not sure I can even put it on the cucumber slices without it running off.  Have put it into the fridge and am hoping it will solidly until tomorrow…HELP – what do I do.  I cut the salt in half too as I thought it would be too salt with the feta.  So glad I did.  I may end up putting them into little tomatoes if it’s still so runny in the morning.

    1. Sorry you had issues, I have never had it be runny. Maybe the brand of feta or cream cheese? Did you add too much olive oil? I hope chilling it saves it for you. If not, you could add more feta or cream cheese and blend again.

  11. I really wanted these to turn out perfect. But the mixture is extremely tangy. TO the point where my husband and I both puckered our faces when tasting. Followed the recipe exactly. Is it meant to be that tangy and then get offset by the cucumber? Or is there a fix I can use ? Hosting tonight and may have to scratch this one.

  12. These turned out fantastic! I made them for two different Christmas parties and they were a hit! Definitely adding to my easy app tool belt.

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