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Easy Entertaining: Yogurt Cucumber Dip

OMG Friday. This has been a looooooooooooooooooong week for me- but I’m excited for the weekend and especially the Oscars! Will you be watching?? I’ve been thinking about inviting a few friends over to watch so I tested out a few quick snacks to make. This yogurt cucumber dip is AMAZING if I do say so myself!Ā  A little bit tangy a little bit sweet, crunchy and creamy all at the same time. Start to finish it took about 10 minutes to whip up- it is so easy!

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Yogurt Cucumber Dip

What you need:

  • 14oz Greek yogurt (I used Fage)
  • Zest and juice of one lemon
  • 2T chopped parsley
  • 2T chopped mint
  • Medium cucumber
  • Pomegranate seeds
  • salt and pepper

Put the yogurt in a bowl. Add lemon, parsley and mint. Peel the cucumber and scrape out the seeds using a spoon- chop to small cubes and add it to the dip. Stir everything all around and add salt and pepper to taste. Transfer to a serving bowl and sprinkle with pomegranate seeds. Serve with pita chips.

Hope you all have a fabulous weekend. What movies do you think will be the big winners? My money is on Silver Linings Playbook šŸ˜‰

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Easy Entertaining: Crab Cucumber Cups

Now that the weather is warming up, and there are fresh fruits and veggies at the supermarket, it is so much easier to whip up creative snacks for guests (or yourself watching the NBA Finals and thinking this should be the celtics winning). I knew after yesterday’s scorcher I wasn’t putting the oven on and I wanted something really cool and fresh. The crab dip here was so easy to make, I surprised myself- crab might sound super fancy but let me assure you that at the grocery store you can find a package of pre-cooked shredded crab, and it is only $10. So I hope you give this recipe a try!

Crab Cucumber Cups

  • 1 cup cooked shredded crab
  • juice from 1/2 lemon
  • 1/4 cup Mayo
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne
  • 3 cucumbers

Mix the crab with the squeezed lemon juice in a bowl. I was pretty much stirring to try and break up the larger pieces. Now stir in the mayo and season. These are all ballpark figures- you might want to take it slow with each since it can quickly be over-seasoned and everyone has their own preferences. Put the dip in the fridge while you prep the cucumber cups

Peel your cucumbers and slice into one inch pieces. Now carefully take a spoon and scoop out about half of the seeds- remember, we’re making CUPS so don’t scoop all the way through! Top each cup with a dollop of your crab dip. Repeat. Serve.

Your guests will think your as cool as a cucumber (yup, I went there). Enjoy!