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Basil Cream Cheese Cucumber Bites

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Cucumber slices are topped with a basil cream cheese spread and topped with a slice of sun-dried tomato in these tasty cucumber bites. A great low carb appetiser or snack that is also gluten free.

These cucumber bites are quick to assemble and are a colourful addition to any party or holiday table. The fresh green with a dash of red will draw you to their plate! The fresh basil pairs well with the fresh taste of cucumber along with the classic flavour combination of cream cheese and cucumber.

If you wanted a dairy free cucumber basil bite, replace the cream cheese with avocado. The bright green colour of the avocado would look great too. Add a touch of lime to the mixture to stop any discoloration though.

cucumber bites with basil cream cheese

ARE CUCUMBERS KETO?

Cucumbers are a great low carb vegetable and these basil cucumber bites are only 0.6g net carbs each. Not only are cucumbers low in carbs they are also low in calories. You could happily eat a large plate of them! They also contain many important vitamins and minerals, as well as having a high water content.

Cucumbers can be eaten fresh or pickled. They can be enjoyed as a low-calorie snack or used to add flavour in a variety of dishes. Cucumbers are a refreshing, nutritious and incredibly versatile addition to any diet.

HOW TO MAKE CUCUMBER BITES

easy cream cheese cucumber bites

A cucumber can easily be turned into a low carb canape. You can slice the cucumber and serve with a topping as a canape or you could cut the cucumber into “boats”, scoop out a deep well and fill them. Cucumbers bites can be topped with cream cheese, egg, meat or fish. Keep it colourful and tasty.

OTHER CUCUMBER RECIPES TO TRY:

Stuffed Cucumber Bites

Cucumber Radish Dill Salad

Thai Cucumber Salad

cucumber bites

Basil Cream Cheese Cucumber Bites

A tasty cucumber appetiser with cream cheese and basil
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Easy appetiser, Low carb appetisers
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 12 bites
Calories: 25kcal
Author: Angela Coleby

Ingredients

  • 1 cucumber medium
  • 1/4 cup basil leaves
  • 4 oz cram cheese
  • 2 sun dried tomatoes cut into small pieces for the topping

Instructions

  • Slice the ends off the cucumber and peel the skin off in stripes.
  • Cut the cucumber into half inch slices.
  • Use a small spoon to scrape the seeds from each cucumber half. This will leave the space needed for the cream cheese filling.
  • In a food processor blend the basil and cream cheese until you have a green paste.
  • Spoon the cream mixture into a piping bag with a star attachment and pipe the mixture into the cucumber.
  • Top with the sun dried tomato pieces

Notes

The net carbs will be the total carb count minus the fibre count. Carb count excludes sugar alcohols.
Any nutritional analysis on the website is based on an estimate, calculated by http://nutritiondata.self.com from the individual ingredients in each recipe. Variations may occur for various reasons, including product availability and food preparation. We make no representation or warranty of the accuracy of this information.
 

Nutrition

Serving: 1bite | Calories: 25kcal | Carbohydrates: 0.8g | Protein: 0.7g | Fat: 2.2g | Fiber: 0.2g
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