It’s nearly summer and cucumber season! These delicious low carb appetizers look great for a party or to set out for the kids for a keto snack. Easy to make, yet impressive, sliced cucumber discs are topped with a creamy garlic and onion dip mixture. Garnish with chives, dill, or whatever fresh herb you have growing.
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Are you always on the lookout for a keto appetizer popular with everyone for parties? Or maybe you want a fun way to get your kids to eat their veggies. Also, there’s always the possibility you want a refreshing summer cucumber treat for yourself!
This low carb cucumber bites recipe is the perfect solution to all three of those situations. Why do I love it?
First of all, it’s easy! Anything quick and easy to make is a winner in my book. Secondly, they look impressive. Yes, they do. When complete and on the plate it appears some effort went into the look of the cucumber bites and therefore makes them the ideal appealing appetizer.
Thirdly, they are delicious. Who doesn’t like fresh cucumbers with a creamy garlic and onion punch to them? Personally, when I eat at a party or when visiting someone I usually go for what looks safe. Cucumbers and salad are generally on my safe go-to list, and these are delicious.
🍽 Equipment needed for keto cucumber bites
- a spatula
- large-sized mixing bowl
- stand (or hand) mixer
- measuring cups and spoons
- piping bag and tips or set (optional) I use the Easy Accent Decorator from Pampered Chef!
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🥘 Ingredients in keto cucumber bites
- 1 large English cucumber (or 2 smaller)
- 4 oz cream cheese, room temperature
- 2 tbsp mayonnaise (homemade or sugar-free)
- 1/4 cup sour cream, room temperature
- 3/4 tsp onion granules (or powder)
- 3/4 tsp garlic granules (or powder)
- 1/4 tsp salt
- chopped chives, to garnish
🔪 Instructions: how to make low carb cucumber bites
First of all, get out all the equipment and ingredients needed to make the keto cucumber bites.
This is a quick and easy recipe once you have everything ready to go. First, peel the cucumber. You can leave stripes of green for decoration, leave it all on, or completely remove it. It’s your choice.
Next, slice the cucumber in about 1/4 of an inch thick (.5 cm) rounds. Then arrange them all on a silicone baking mat or the serving dish you’d like to use for presentation.
After that, in a medium bowl, whisk together the cream cheese, mayonnaise, sour cream, onion granules, garlic granules, and salt. To make sure there are not lumps, the cream cheese will need to be at room temperature or slightly warmer.
💭 Top tip – cucumber bites keto
Be sure everything is well-incorporated and there are no clumps in the creamy mixture. Once the mixture is ready, use a piping bag or spoon to place a dollop (about a rounded teaspoon) on each cucumber round. I like to pipe it to make it look nicer, and really it doesn’t take that much longer. However, if you don’t have a piping bag or decorator, it’s fine to use a spoon.
Last but not least, sprinkle the bites with the chopped chives.
👩🍳 Variations on keto cucumber bites
I like to use chives as a hint of the flavors in the creamy dip mixture. It’s always nice for the person eating the appetizer to have an idea of the flavors before they bite into it.
On the other hand, there are many other options for a topping. Often, I will use dill or whatever herb looks best in my garden at the time! Other options could be paprika, cumin, or everything bagel seasoning.
Another option is not to top them at all but use the cream cheese mixture in a bowl as a dip. Place the cucumbers and other dipping veggies around the bowl to serve.
🥣 How to store
Store them in an air-tight container in the refrigerator. They can be made the night before an event, but as with most cucumber salads, the fresher the better. I prefer to top them and serve immediately or chill for a few hours, and serve.
They can be kept for two to three days in the refrigerator but again I recommend eating them as soon as possible. Honestly, they never last very long around here. Any leftovers are quickly gobbled up as snacks.
🥒 Cucumber keto appetizers
What are your favorite keto appetizers? In summer especially I like to enjoy fresh veggies from my keto vegetable garden or my local farmer’s market. Also, cucumbers are especially kid-friendly, in fact, most people like them and will love the onion and garlicky flavor of the topping.
📋 Keto veggie recipes
- Keto Asparagus Fries with Spicy Garlic Dip
- Low Carb Keto Pesto Pinwheels
- Keto Antipasto Salad
- Grilled Garlic Parmesan Zucchini
- Georgian Eggplant with Walnuts
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- Peel and slice the cucumber in about 1/4 of an inch thick (.5 cm) rounds. Arrange on a silicone baking mat or serving dish.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together all the remaining ingredients but the chives. Be sure everything is well-incorporated and there are no clumps.
- Use a piping bag or spoon to place a dollop (a rounded teaspoon) on each cucumber round. Sprinkle with the chopped chives.
A serving is two keto cucumber bites.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 2 cucumber bites
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 66Total Fat: 6gCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 1g
*Nutrition Facts per MyFitnessPal.com. For the most accurate facts, calculate your own with the exact ingredients you use in the recipe.
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