Prep Time: 15 min.

Invite Spring inside with these easy-to-make strawberry and cream cheese appetizers. With strawberries shaped like tulips, cucumber for the stem, and fresh basil for the leaves, this no-cook recipe is as delicious as it is cute.

Serve yours dripping with thick balsamic glaze (or honey) and sprinkled with sea salt for a creamy and sweet appetizer perfect for entertaining. These tasty bites would also make a great afternoon snack or starter served with your favorite spring salad.

For a different version, swap cream cheese for spreadable goat cheese or crumbled feta and use diagonal cut toast or crackers instead of baguette. Either way, everyone is sure to get a spring in their step!



1. Slice the baguette (feel free to toast the slices if you prefer).

2. Top each slice with cream cheese.

3. Trim off a small piece of cucumber to make the stem. 

4. Halve a strawberry. If it's a bigger-sized strawberry, you may need to trim the back to lay flat.

5. Make a v-cut at the top of the strawberry slice to shape the tulip.

6. Arrange the cucumber stem and the strawberry tulip on the cream cheese baguette slices.

7. Top with basil leaves, balsamic glaze, and a sprinkle of sea salt.

8. Serve.