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Cucumber bites are perfectly bite-sized and snackable. These tasty, quick, and easy appetizers are a great addition to any menu.
These fresh and cold cucumber bites feature a dill cream cheese mix piped on top of crunchy cucumber slices and topped with juicy tomatoes. Easy to make, these cucumber bites are both easy to make and refreshing to eat.
The bold colors of these appetizers make them a standout dish for a party. Serve them alongside other bitesize appetizers like fried pickles or southwest chicken roll-ups. Full of fresh veggies, these cucumber bites would also be great for picnics or after-school snacks.
Made with simple ingredients, cucumber bites only take a few minutes to whip together. Bursting with fresh flavor, you can serve these appetizers year-round.
Cucumber Bites Ingredients
- Tomatoes - cherry or grape tomatoes
- Cream cheese
- Ranch dressing
- Dill - fresh dill minced fine
- Garlic salt
- Italian seasoning
- Pepper - black pepper for garnish
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. If you want to change up the flavor or save time by eliminating the fresh herbs and spices, you could also use an herbed cream cheese flavor.
Change up your cucumber bites by trying different garnishes. In addition to the cherry tomatoes, you could also top the bites with red bell peppers. Sesame seeds, poppy seeds, or chives make additional yummy garnishes. And if you like a little spice, you could add finely chopped jalapeno or crushed red pepper flakes.
If you don’t have a piping or pastry bag for the cream cheese mix you could fill a sandwich baggie and cut the corner off. In addition, a small melon baller would also work to make the divots in the center of the cucumbers.
How to Make Cucumber Bites
FIRST STEP: Wash, peel and slice the cucumbers into half-inch slices discarding the ends.
SECOND STEP: Remove a little of the center of the cucumber with a small measuring spoon making a divot in the cucumber.
THIRD STEP: Mix together the cream cheese, mayonnaise, and ranch dressing until smooth and creamy.
FOURTH STEP: Add dill, garlic, and Italian seasoning and mix until combined.
FIFTH STEP: Place the filling into a piping bag with a star tip and pipe about 1 tablespoon of filling onto each cucumber.
SIXTH STEP: Slice the tomatoes in half and place a piece onto each cucumber filling.
SEVENTH STEP: Sprinkle with black pepper and serve.
What type of cucumber is best?
For this cucumber bites recipe, you could use either field or English cucumbers. Field cucumbers do tend to be wider in diameter, giving you more surface area for toppings.
What else can I use to top the cucumber bites?
Cucumbers are the perfect base for lots of yummy toppings. 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. You could also top your cucumbers with smoked salmon or hummus.
Can I make cucumber bites ahead of time?
We don’t recommend making these appetizers more than a day in advance as the cucumbers may become soggy, but you can make this recipe a few hours ahead of time and then chill until you are ready to serve.
How to Store Cucumber Bites
IN THE FRIDGE: Leftover cucumber bites should be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for a day. You can also make this easy appetizer ahead of time and chill until you’re ready to serve.
IN THE FREEZER: We do not recommend freezing cucumber bites.
- 2 cucumbers
- 12 cherry or grapes 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
- 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.