Cucumber Bites Appetizers

Cucumber Bites Appetizers

These impressive little appetizers are fantastic for a number of reasons. They come together quickly, making them perfect for entertaining. Beautifully colored, taste great and still have essential nutrients. A standout dish for a party, placed strategically next to a meat side dish, it is quite refreshing.

Great for potlucks or make some up to enjoy for yourself as a snack. If your kids have a friend gathering, it is really easy for them to make as well. Only a small amount of skill with a piping bag is required to get the swirly star effect with the cream cheese. They love these. Be festive and enjoy!

Ingredients you will need:
2 – Cucumbers
12 – cherry tomatoes
4 oz. – cream cheese softened
1 tbsp. – mayonnaise
3 tbsp. – light ranch
1 tbsp. – frozen or fresh dill
¼ tsp. – garlic salt
Black pepper for garnish
Cucumber Bites Appetizers

Instructions:
1. Wash, peel and slice cucumber into half inch slices.
Cucumber Bites Appetizers

2. Remove little of insides of the cucumber with a half tea spoon measurement.
Cucumber Bites Appetizers

3. Combine softened cream cheese, mayo, and ranch. Mix it well until smooth in texture.
Cucumber Bites Appetizers

Cucumber Bites Appetizers

4. Add dill and garlic salt and mix just until combined.
Cucumber Bites Appetizers

Cucumber Bites Appetizers

5. Place all the topping into a piping bag with a star attachment and pipe out about a ¾ of a tbsp. into each prepared cucumber. If the topping has hard time to stick to cucumber pat dry the cucumber juice before piping.
Cucumber Bites Appetizers

Cucumber Bites Appetizers

6. Cut cherry tomatoes in half and insert into each cucumber topping.
Cucumber Bites Appetizers

7. Sprinkle with black pepper, serve and enjoy. This appetizers can be prepared several hour before serving, make sure to refrigerate until ready to serve.
Cucumber Bites Appetizers

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Cucumber Bites Appetizers
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 
These impressive little appetizers are fantastic for a number of reasons. They come together quickly, making them perfect for entertaining. Beautifully colored, taste great and still have essential nutrients. A standout dish for a party, placed strategically next to a meat side dish, it is quite refreshing.
Course: Appetizer
Servings: 22 cucumber bites
Author: Valya at Valya's Taste of Home
Ingredients
  • 2 – Cucumbers
  • 12 – cherry tomatoes
  • 4 oz. – cream cheese softened
  • 1 tbsp. – mayonnaise
  • 3 tbsp. – light ranch
  • 1 tbsp. – frozen or fresh dill
  • ¼ tsp. – garlic salt
  • Black pepper for garnish
Instructions
  1. Wash, peel and slice cucumber into half inch slices.
  2. Remove little of insides of the cucumber with a half tea spoon measurement.
  3. Combine softened cream cheese, mayo, and ranch. Mix it well until smooth in texture.
  4. Add dill and garlic salt and mix just until combined.
  5. Place all the topping into a piping bag with a star attachment and pipe out about a ¾ of a tbsp. into each prepared cucumber. If the topping has hard time to stick to cucumber pat dry the cucumber juice before piping.
  6. Cut cherry tomatoes in half and insert into each cucumber topping.
  7. Sprinkle with black pepper, serve and enjoy. This appetizers can be prepared several hour before serving, make sure to refrigerate until ready to serve.

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  1. Live in the UK so I don’t know what “ranch” is. Does anyone know what it would be called in the UK or what could be substituted?

    • Ranch dressing is a type of salad dressing made of some combination of buttermilk, salt, garlic, onion, herbs, and spices, mixed into a sauce based on mayonnaise or another oil emulsion. You can ado seasoning into mayonnaise to replace ranch dressing. I hope that helps.

    • Hi Donna. All the prep can be done the night before, but actual assembling needed to be done at least to 2 hours before serving (make sure you refrigerate them if prepared 2 hours ahead of time). I hope this helps. Thanks for your comment 🙂

  2. I made these for Thanksgiving 2016 and they were a big hit! The tomatoes were a bit juicy, so after slicing them in half I just blotted them with a paper towel. I will definitely make these again! Thank you for sharing!

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  4. Don’t know what I’m doing wrong but my filling is not enough to fill the cucumber slices and it’s chunky. I followed the measurements exact and the cream cheeese was at room temp.

    • Hmm… It also depends on the cream cheese freshness. It sounds like the cream cheese is old and cannot cream while beating. Also, the cucumbers may be cut too thin and that can cause cream shortage. So sorry you’re having a hard time. Practice makes perfect. Give another try and see how it tuns out for you. I hope this helps.

  5. Added 3 drops of hot sauce and omitted the tomatoes for a July 4th pool party. Turned out great. Next time I will fill the cucumber cups with dip made from 1/3 cup sour cream, 1/3 cop mayonnaise and 1 Tbs taco seasoning for variety.

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  8. I used this at a tea party. They definitely we’re a hit. I made it like a dip with out Mayo. Still delish!!

  9. I made these for my parents 45th wedding anniversary and they were a huge hit. everyone loved them. I do too 🙂

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  11. Would they work with whipped cream cheese. They look delicious. I’m trying for my daughters bday party this weekend.

  12. Perfect appetizer for summer party. And it was quick and easy to prep! One tip – use cucumbers that are of equal width. I didn’t have a piping tool, so I just spooned the dip into the cucumber. I bet you could prep the dip and cut the cucs ahead of time, then just assemble before serving.