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Cucumber Ring Supreme

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Ingredients
  Unflavored gelatin 1⁄4 Ounce
  Sugar 2 Tablespoon
  Salt 3⁄4 Teaspoon
  Water 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
  Lemon juice 2 Tablespoon
  Cream cheese 8 Ounce, cubed and softened (1 package)
  Cucumbers 6 Medium
  Mayonnaise/Salad dressing 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Onion 3 Tablespoon, finely chopped
  Parsley 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), snipped
For cucumber-trim layer
  Unflavored gelatin 1⁄8 Ounce (1/2 envelope)
  Sugar 1 Tablespoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Water 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
Directions

MAKING
1) To make the Cucumber-trim Layer, mix together ½ envelope of unflavored gelatin, 1 tablespoon of sugar and ½ teaspoon of salt in a small saucepan.
2) Add ¾ cup of water. Heat and stir the mixture till the sugar and gelatin have properly dissolved.
3) Add 2 tablespoons of lemon juice and stir well.
4) Into a 6 ½-cup ring milk, pour the mixture.
5) Chill the mixture till it is partially set.
6) In the bottom of mold, overlay thin slices from ½ unpeeled cucumber.
7) Chill until almost firm.
8) In the meantime, in a small sauce, mix together the 1 envelope of unflavored gelatin, sugar and salt.
9) Add the water and stir the mixture over low heat till the sugar and gelatin have dissolved.
10) Add the lemon juice and stir well.
11) Beat the hot gelatin mixture into the softened cream cheese very gradually with the heat of a rotary beater, blending till the mixture is smooth.
12) Cut the cucumbers in half and scrape out the seeds.
12) Grind the cucumber halves using a fine blade or finely shred them.
13) Measure 2 cups of the drained ground cucumber and add it to the cream cheese mixture along with the remaining ingredients.
14) Pour the mixture over the almost firm gelatin in the mold.
15) Place the salad in the fridge and chill till it is firm.

SERVING
16) Serve the salad chilled. Makes a good appetizer. Unmold onto a decorative serving platter and then serve.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Blending
Dish: 
Salad
Ingredient: 
Cucumber
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
25 Minutes
Servings: 
8

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