We’ve been sharing some of our favorite, easy keto lunches this week in an effort to inspire you with flavorful options you can enjoy on a low-carb diet. So far, we’ve shared a creamy avocado chicken salad and tasty Italian sub roll-ups, and today we’re telling you all about these delectable cucumber bites.
This cucumber bites recipe is a no-cook, no-bake recipe you can whip up in under 10 minutes. We love that you can make this recipe the night before and pack it in an airtight container to take to work the next day. Because the cucumber bites are so small, you don’t need any utensils to eat them; simply grab a bite with your hand and pop them into your mouth for an easy, no-fuss lunch.
To make these keto-friendly cucumber bites, you’ll only need a small handful of ingredients, including cream cheese, bell pepper, dill, onion, and salt. If you have the foresight, leave the cream cheese out on the counter to soften, since softened cream cheese is much easier to mash down with a fork. The rest of the ingredients are finely diced and mixed into the cream cheese to create the filling for these bites.
You’ll want to use large cucumbers for this recipe, splitting the cucumbers in half lengthwise and hollowing out the centers by removing the seeds. The filling gets smeared inside the centers, then the cucumbers are cut into bite-size pieces.
This low-carb lunch is also wonderful as an appetizer for guests, so if you’re ever hosting a party and looking for a simple, keto-friendly food to put on the table, look no further than these cucumber bites.
Cucumber Bites Recipe
- 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened
- 1 tbsp bell pepper finely chopped
- 1 tbsp red onion finely chopped
- 1 tsp dill weed
- pinch of salt
- 2 large cucumbers
- In a large bowl, add the cream cheese, bell pepper, onion, dill, and a pinch of salt.
- Use a fork to mash the cream cheese and combine all of the ingredients together. Make sure the ingredients are all blended together and everything is mixed well.
- Cut the cucumbers in half lengthwise, then use a spoon to drag through the center of the cucumber halves and remove the seeds. By doing this, you’ll also be creating a hollow crevice in the cucumber halves to fill with your cream cheese mixture.
- Smear the cream cheese filling into the cucumber crevices as best as you can.
- Use a sharp knife to cut the cucumber halves into about 1-inch size pieces.
Recipe adapted from myketorecipes.com