If you're ever scrambling looking for easy appetizers (like NYE tonight!), here's a fast healthy bite for your party. All it takes is a stop by the olive bar. By stuffing sweet and spicy peppadew peppers with tart goat cheese for protein and crunchy baby cucumbers for texture and fiber you have the perfect poppable. Insert toothpick here. 

Goat Cheese Stuffed Peppadew Healthy Appetizer Bites

I also like to add some freshly ground black pepper for extra spunk. This is coming from the girl who can only deal with 'mild' salsa, so really, it's a good thing! The tart and creamy goat cheese balances out the big flavor of the pepper. The cucumber also adds nice texture but also a cooling element. 

Goat Cheese Stuffed Peppadew Healthy Appetizer Bites
Goat Cheese Stuffed Peppadew Healthy Appetizer Bites

Goat Cheese Stuffed Peppadew Pepper Appetizer

///Ingredients///

  • Peppadew peppers (find them jarred or at your grocery's olive bar)
  • Goat cheese
  • Baby hot house cucumbers
  • black pepper

///Directions/// Chop cucumbers. No need to seed this small and sweet variety. Fill pepper with cucumber and goat cheese, alternating until full and the final layer is goat cheese. Grind black pepper over the open side of the pepper and refrigerate until you're ready to party.  Each pepper uses about 1 tablespoon of cucumbers and 1.5 tablespoons of goat cheese. 

 

Goat Cheese Stuffed Peppadew Healthy Appetizer Bites

Happy 2014! May this simple recipe reduce your healthy hostessing anxiety! 

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