I got this recipe from one of my cooking classes in college. It's the "old fashioned" type of appetizer, but one that makes a beautiful display on the plate and I never take any home with me because they disappear quickly.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
total:
5 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Using the tines of a fork, score the unpeeled cucumber lengthwise on all sides. Slice the cucumber into 1/4-inch thick rounds.

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  • In a small bowl, combine the cream cheese and blue cheese dressing. Spread the cheese mixture on the rye bread slices. Top with a slice of cucumber and a slice of olive.

Nutrition Facts

190 calories; protein 5.3g; carbohydrates 23.1g; fat 8.7g; cholesterol 11.5mg; sodium 506.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (28)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
GREAT!! I peeled & seeded the cuke. Then squeezed out some excess moisture in a paper towel. Chopped it & blended it into the cream cheese mix. Counted out 15 olives squeezed out some of the excess moisture with a paper towel chopped them & blended them in.Spread on rye bread what a hit! This is a keeper. Read More
(77)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/01/2011
I thought these were pretty tasty but many of my guests were afraid to try them. Read More
(18)
49 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 26
  • 4 star values: 15
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
GREAT!! I peeled & seeded the cuke. Then squeezed out some excess moisture in a paper towel. Chopped it & blended it into the cream cheese mix. Counted out 15 olives squeezed out some of the excess moisture with a paper towel chopped them & blended them in.Spread on rye bread what a hit! This is a keeper. Read More
(77)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
Super easy and really tasty. I alternated black and green sliced olives. Read More
(61)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
Simply and classy. I like toasting the bread and sourdough or french bagettes are great also. There is someone who always asks for the recipe anytime I bring this to a party or gathering. Great recipe to keep in an your appetizer collection---Even for the person that doesn't like being in the kitchen--we all know one or two of them:o) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2006
I made this for my cookie exchange party and they were a BIG hit. I served them on sliced french bread and mixed the olives in with the spread and topped with the cucumber and roasted red peppers. I have had a few people ask me for the recipe - I will be making this again (and again!) Read More
(53)
Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2006
These are good to eat as they are to look at! Easy as pie to make easier actually. I like adding a little good quality (not dollar store) paprika to the cream cheese. Just adds a little more flavor and some color. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
I served this to a group that meets monthly and people asked me at the NEXT meeting about those cucumber thingys. Especially nice for spring and summer. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/13/2004
This recipe was deliciously delicious! The olive gives a really nice taste to it but I tried it with black olives instead of pimento it tasted really good! Read More
(37)
Rating: 4 stars
01/02/2007
My husband went crazy for these but I think they needed a little more flavor. Maybe it was the rye bread I didn't like. Next time I'll use another type of cocktail bread and maybe some more blue cheese and less cream cheese. Good recipe! Read More
(34)
Rating: 5 stars
12/31/2006
I'm so glad I gave these a try. I would never think to put this combination together but they were delicious! Luckily they are so simple to make because I had to make another batch after my daughter and niece got to them...they didn't leave many on the plate before my guests arrived! Read More
(33)
Rating: 3 stars
02/01/2011
I thought these were pretty tasty but many of my guests were afraid to try them. Read More
(18)
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