Herbed Cream Cheese Cucumber-Radish Appetizer
stacked cucumber and radish slices topped with herbed cream cheese appetizer

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this is an easy make in advance appetizer, the cayenne gives it a nice boost!
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Herbed Cream Cheese Cucumber-Radish Appetizer
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recipe adapted from Bon Appetit

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Recipe Type: hors d'oeuvre

Prep Time: 25 min
Total Time:25 min
Yield: 12 Appetizers

Ingredients:

4 ounces Cream Cheese, softened
2 tablespoons fresh mint, thinly sliced
1/4 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon salt
pinch of cayenne pepper, or to taste
3 teaspoons fresh chives, snipped, divided
1 teaspoon fresh lemon zest, divided
English cucumber, trimmed, sliced 1/8-inch thick
3 small radishes, trimmed, sliced 1/8-inch thick
French sea salt

Instruction:

In a small bowl combine cheese, mint, lemon juice, salt and cayenne pepper. Add 2 teaspoons chives and 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest reserving the remainder for garnish.

Stack a cucumber and radish slice together with a dab of cheese mixture between them to hold in place, then top each with 1/2 teaspoon of the cheese mixture. Garnish
with the remaining zest and chives, place on a platter, sprinkle with sea salt and serve immediately.

wine Wine recommendation: chardonnay

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