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Quick, easy and fresh, these cucumber bites are the perfect cold appetizer. A dill cream cheese mix is piped on top of cucumber slices and topped with juicy tomatoes.
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These cucumber bites are a great addition to any party menu. Crunchy cucumbers are filled with a savory, dill cream cheese mixture, then topped with grape tomatoes and sprinkled with pepper. They’re an easy appetizer to make and delicious to eat.

For more great appetizer ideas, check out our cheese ball recipecold crab dip and 7 layer dip.

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MORE APPETIZERS:
Deviled Eggs | Crack Dip | Hot Crab Dip


CUCUMBER BITES INGREDIENTS

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You will need:

  • 2 cucumbers
  • 12 grape or cherry tomatoes
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons Ranch dressing
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill, minced fine
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic salt
  • ¼ teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • Black pepper for garnish

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

SOUR CREAM: You could also substitute the sour cream for plain Greek yogurt in this easy recipe if you’d like.

TOMATOES: You could also top with red bell peppers. 

CREAM CHEESE: If you want to change up the flavor of the cream cheese mixture on top or save time and eliminate the fresh herbs and spices (you’ll still need to add the Ranch dressing and mayo to thin it out), there are plenty of herbed cream cheese flavors available that would be delicious

GARNISH: You could top with sesame seeds, poppy seeds or chives as well. If you like a little kick, you could add finely chopped jalapeno or crushed red pepper flakes.

VARIATIONS: Cucumbers are the perfect base for lots of yummy toppings. You could also top with: buffalo chicken dip, smoked salmon, hummus, egg salad or tuna salad.

HOW TO MAKE THIS CUCUMBER BITES RECIPE

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STEP ONE: Wash, peel and slice the cucumbers into half-inch slices, discarding the ends. Remove a little of the center of the cucumber with a small measuring spoon making a divot in the cucumber.

PRO TIP: A small melon baller would also work to make the divots in the center of the cucumbers.

STEP TWO: In a small bowl, mix together the softened cream cheese, mayonnaise, and ranch dressing until smooth and creamy. Add dill, garlic, and Italian seasoning and mix until combined.

PRO TIP: Make sure your cream cheese is at room temperature so that it blends well with the rest of the ingredients and doesn’t leave lumps in the mixture.

STEP THREE: Place the filling into a piping bag with a star tip and pipe about 1 tablespoon of filling onto each of the cucumber rounds.

PRO TIP: No piping or pastry bag? Fill a sandwich baggie and clip the corner off. 

STEP FOUR: Slice the tomatoes in half and place a piece onto each cucumber filling. Sprinkle with black pepper and serve.

HOW TO SERVE

Serve these little bites of deliciousness for a fun appetizer at a party. Add them alongside a few other delicious recipes including our ham and cheese sliders and cheese dip. Because these are fun to look at and full of fresh veggies, they would be great for school snacks to send in a lunch box.

STORAGE

IN THE FRIDGE: You can make this easy cucumber appetizer ahead of time and chill until you’re ready to serve. Leftovers should be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for a day.

IN THE FREEZER: We would not recommend freezing cucumber bites.

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I’m completely obsessed with these colorful little appetizers. They make a fun, bite-sized addition to any party food table. I’ve served them for birthday parties, baby showers, and even game day gatherings and they are always a big hit. The crunchy juicy cucumber tastes amazing with the tomatoes and herbed filling. I hope you enjoy these tasty little cucumber bites soon!

FAQ

Should I use field or English cucumbers in this recipe?

In this cucumber bites recipe, either type of cucumber would work fine. Field cucumbers tend to be wider in diameter and therefore would give you more surface area to put your yummy toppings on.

Can I make this recipe ahead of time?

You can make this recipe ahead of time and chill until you are ready to serve. We wouldn’t recommend making them more than a day in advance as the cucumbers may become soggy.

Can I top these with something other than tomatoes?

You could use any fresh, raw veggie you like to top these bites. Try to pick something that has a bright pop of color such as red pepper.

MORE APPETIZER RECIPES YOU’LL LOVE

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INSTANT POT:
 Chicken Wings | Little Smokies
TEX-MEX: Taco Ring | Rolled Tacos
VEGETARIAN: Creamy Mushrooms | Soft Pretzels
HOT: Pull Apart Pigs in a Blanket | Buffalo Meatballs
SLIDERS: Ham & Cheese | Buffalo Chicken | Cheesesteak
HEARTY: Chili Dogs | Chili Cheese Fries

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A bunch of food on a tray, with Cucumber

Cucumber Bites

5 from 1 vote
Quick, easy and fresh, these cucumber bites are the perfect cold appetizer. A dill cream cheese mix is piped on top of cucumber slices and topped with juicy tomatoes.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 24

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cucumbers
  • 12 cherry or grape tomatoes
  • 4 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons Ranch dressing
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill minced fine
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic salt
  • ¼ teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • Black pepper for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Wash, peel and slice the cucumbers into half-inch slices discarding the ends.
  • Remove a little of the center of the cucumber with a small measuring spoon making a divot in the cucumber.
  • Mix together the cream cheese, mayonnaise and ranch dressing until smooth and creamy.
  • Add dill, garlic, and Italian seasoning and mix until combined.
  • Place the filling into a piping bag with a star tip and pipe about 1 tablespoon of filling onto each cucumber.
  • Slice the tomatoes in half and place a piece onto each cucumber filling.
  • Sprinkle with black pepper and serve.

Notes

TIP: A small melon baller would also work to make the divots in the center of the cucumbers.
TIP: Make sure your cream cheese is at room temperature so that it blends well with the rest of the ingredients and doesn’t leave lumps.
TIP: No piping or pastry bag? Fill a sandwich baggie and clip the corner off. 

Nutrition

Calories: 33.79kcal | Carbohydrates: 1.21g | Protein: 0.53g | Fat: 3.08g | Saturated Fat: 1.14g | Cholesterol: 6.06mg | Sodium: 64.55mg | Potassium: 60.67mg | Fiber: 0.29g | Sugar: 0.78g | Vitamin A: 152.26IU | Vitamin C: 2.03mg | Calcium: 9.56mg | Iron: 0.12mg
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