Cucumber Flowers with Yogurt Cheese Spread
Have you tried making yogurt cheese yet? It's just plain yogurt, sent through a strainer to thicken it up. We've made it before for a strawberry bagel spread, but we decided to make it again for a savory spread.
To make the yogurt cheese:
- Scoop plain yogurt into cheese cloth (double layered), over a colander, over a bowl. My only colander is super huge, so I used the steam basket from my rice cooker.
- Put in fridge till desired consistency (the longer in the fridge, the thicker it will get) But generally overnight at least!
- Remove the cheese from the top of the cheese cloth.
Then, for this savory spread, we used our yogurt cheese and added finely diced bell peppers, and just mixed it together. One bowl with orange bell peppers,and one with red. Then, we spread the pepper cheese onto cucumber slices!
Then, we sliced our cucumbers at a diagonal so they would be long and petal like.
Then, while I was looking in a box in my back closet, I found my mini cutters! I literally lost these in July, and even had bought some new ones that I had never opened. That is why you haven't seen too many artsy posts lately. So, of course, I wanted to use them this morning. These next cucumber pepper flowers were easy, and I'm not a food artist by anyone's standards! I just cheat with my mini cutters.
Start with some slices of cucumber and peppers
Then, simply nest them together.