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Cucumbers with Tapenade Mousse

Crisp cucumber rounds act as the base for this deliciously different appetizer. Piping the savory mousse-like filling onto each cucumber creates a stunning presentation.—Mary Brinkhaus, Bloomington, Minnesota
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    about 4 dozen


  • 1 English cucumber
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup tapenade or ripe olive bruschetta topping
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • Pitted Greek olives, optional


  • Peel strips from cucumber to create a decorative edge; cut cucumber into 1/4-in. slices. Blot with paper towels to remove excess moisture; set aside.
  • In a small bowl, combine the cream cheese, tapenade and salt.
  • In another bowl, beat cream until stiff peaks form. Fold into cream cheese mixture.
  • Pipe or dollop mousse onto cucumber slices. Garnish with olives if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 23 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 35mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 fat.

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