Move over high-carb, unhealthy tailgate appetizers, this Low-Carb Cucumber Hummus Bites recipe is about to win the game! Made with only three key ingredients, it’s the perfect bite-sized appetizer for any occasion!
Combining cucumbers, hummus, and cheese makes for an excellent flavor combination. This might seem like a surprising one at first, but once you have one bite, you won’t be able to stop snacking on these Low-Carb Cucumber Hummus Bites. The first time I saw these ingredients together was in college. My roommate, who was a vegetarian, used to frequently make hummus, cheese, and cucumber sandwiches for lunch. At first the combination sounded a bit odd to me. Just hummus, cheese, and cucumbers? Try it, she said. I did, and loved it because the flavors just really work together! The crunch of the cucumbers with the creamy, smooth hummus and the sharp bite of the cheese is simply amazing. For a vegan version of the recipe, substitute vegan cheese, but for the cheese lovers, use an extra sharp cheddar for maximum bite.
Low-Carb Cucumber Hummus Bites
These Low-Carb Cucumber Hummus Bites work in a sandwich, wrap, or best of all as a low-carb appetizer or snack. This naturally gluten-free appetizer literally takes a couple of minutes to put together. Your guests will love the burst of fresh flavors in these bite-sized snacks and they will have no idea you spent almost no time throwing this low-carb recipe together. This also makes for the perfect picnic or camping recipe that you can easily assemble on site.
Serve these Low-Carb Cucumber Hummus Bites with a bottle of your favorite chilled white wine for the perfect pairing. It is the ultimate healthy, delicious snack that is gluten-free and can be made vegan if you wish!
- 1 cucumber, sliced into thin rounds
- 1/2 - 1 cup hummus
- 4 oz sharp cheddar cheese (use vegan for vegan version) cut into thin rectangular pieces (large enough to cover the cucumber rounds)
- 1/4 tsp smoked paprika, for garnish
- Top each cucumber slice with a dollop of hummus (about 1/2 tbsp worth) and a piece of cheese.
- Sprinkle with smoked paprika to garnish.
Home Chef Tip: A great time-saving trick is to use the food processor slicing attachment to thinly slice the cucumbers in a matter of seconds if you're making these for a large crowd.
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