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Cucumber Ring

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Ingredients
  Lemon-flavored gelatin 3 Ounce (1 Package)
  Boiling water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Cold water 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Lemon juice 3 Tablespoon
  Cucumber 1 , thinly sliced
  Sugar 2 Tablespoon
  Unflavored gelatin 1 Tablespoon (1 Envelope)
  Salt 3⁄4 Teaspoon
  Water 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Lemon juice 2 Tablespoon
  Cream cheese 8 Ounce, cubed and softened (1 Package)
  Cucumbers 4
  Mayonnaise/Salad dressing 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Snipped parsley 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Finely chopped onion 3 Tablespoon
  Lettuce 1
Directions

Dissolve lemon-flavored gelatin in boiling water; add the 3/4 cup cold water and 3 tablespoons lemon juice.
Pour into a deep 6 1/2-cup ring mold.
Chill till partially set (consistency of unbeaten egg white).
Overlap the thinly sliced cucumber atop gelatin mixture in mold; press into gelatin.
Chill till almost firm.
Meanwhile, in saucepan mix the sugar, unflavored gelatin, and salt.
Add the 3/4 cup water; stir over low heat till gelatin and sugar dissolve.
Stir in the 2 tablespoons lemon juice.
With rotary beater gradually beat hot gelatin mixture into softened cream cheese till mixture is smooth.
Peel and halve the 4 cucumbers lengthwise; scrape out seeds.
Finely shred cucumbers (or grind using fine blade of food grinder).
Drain; measure about 1 1/2 cups.
Stir shredded or ground cucumber, mayonnaise, pars ley, and onion into cream cheese mixture.
Pour over almost-firm gelatin mold.
Chill till firm.
Unmold onto lettuce-lined plate; garnish with cherry tomatoes, if desired.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
Asian
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Chilling
Occasion: 
Christmas
Ingredient: 
Cucumber
Interest: 
Healthy

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