Cucumber Cups With Mediterranean Filling
  • 2 whole euro cucumbers, peel, cut into 3/4" sections
  • Mediterranean Filling:
  • 1 box of pasta di peppe
  • 1/2 cup of balsamic vinegar
  • 1/3 cup of olive oil
  • 2T of capers
  • 1/3 cup green onions, chopped
  • 1/3 cup black olives, chopped
  • 1/3 cup red onions, small dice
  • 1/4 cup goat cheese or feta
  • 1/3 cup parmesan cheese
  • Garnish: fresh chopped parsley
  1. Take euro cucumber, peel both. Cut into 1/2" sections. With melon baler, scoop out inside (hollow out), leaving bottom of cucumber in tact. Place on baking tray. Place in fridge for several hours.
  2. Make pasta according to package instructions. Drain and rinse in cold water.
  3. In bowl, combine vinegar, capers,green onions, black olives, red onions. Add pasta and incorporate all together. Add olive oil, goat cheese and parmesan cheese. Add salt and pepper to taste. Mix.
  4. Take cucumber cups and fill each one with a tablespoon of pasta mixture. Place in fridge until you serve. Garnish with fresh chopped parsley and sea salt.