October 19, 2023Review Recipe
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These cucumber bites are a great addition to any party menu as an easy appetizer. Crunchy cucumbers are filled with a savory, dill cream cheese mixture, then topped with grape tomatoes and sprinkled with pepper.
Check out the cucumber bites recipe that has been pinned over a million times on Pinterest!
Cucumber Bites Ingredients
If you’re looking for a delicious and easy appetizer to impress your guests, look no further than these cucumber bites.
The combination of crisp, cool cucumber with a savory filling is bursting with flavor.
- 2 cucumbers
- 4 ounces of cream cheese, softened
- 1 tablespoon of mayonnaise
- 3 tablespoons of ranch dressing
- 1 tablespoon of fresh dill, minced fine
- ¼ teaspoon of garlic salt
- ¼ teaspoon of Italian seasoning
- 12 grape or cherry tomatoes
- Black pepper for garnish
Substitutions And Additions
MAYONNAISE: You could also substitute the mayonnaise for plain Greek yogurt or sour cream in this easy recipe if you’d like.
TOMATOES: You could also top them with red bell peppers.
CREAM CHEESE: If you want to change up the flavor of the cream cheese mixture on top or to 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 these bites 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.
How To Make This Cucumber Bites Recipe
Let’s walk through the easy steps to preparing these delightfully refreshing appetizers.
STEP ONE: Wash, peel, and slice the cucumbers into half-inch slices, discarding the ends.
STEP TWO: Remove a little of the center of the cucumber with a small measuring spoon, making a divot in the cucumber.
OUR RECIPE DEVELOPER SAYS
A small melon baller would also work to make the divots in the center of the cucumbers.
STEP THREE: In a small bowl, mix together the softened cream cheese, mayonnaise, and ranch dressing until smooth and creamy.
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 FOUR: Add dill, garlic salt, and Italian seasoning and mix until combined.
STEP FIVE: Place the filling into a piping bag with a star tip and pipe about 1 tablespoon of filling onto each of the cucumber rounds.
No piping or pastry bag? Fill a sandwich baggie and clip the corner off.
STEP SIX: Slice the tomatoes in half and place a piece onto each cucumber filling.
STEP SEVEN: Sprinkle with black pepper and serve.
How To Serve Cucumber Cream Cheese Bites
Serve these little bites of deliciousness for a fun appetizer at a party.
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.
Storing These Cucumber Bites With Cream Cheese
Let’s have a look at how to store these easy stuffed cucumbers to enjoy later.
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.
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!
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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.
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.
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- 2 cucumbers
- 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
- 12 cherry or grape tomatoes
- Black pepper, for garnish
- 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 salt, 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.
- A small melon baller would also work to make the divots in the center of the cucumbers.
- 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.
- No piping or pastry bag? Fill a sandwich baggie and clip the corner off.