The crunch is trending! Everything from bell peppers slathering with cream cheese to carrots dipped in classic mustard. There’s something extra special about the right kind of afternoon pick-me-up that includes a crunch.
Today, we’re sharing bites that have that same satisfaction and can be used for snacks, appetizers, or your favorite addition to your family’s brunch potluck this weekend. Take a look at these 10 crunchy cucumber recipes and let us know which ends up being your go-to.
Everything Bagel Cucumber Bites
These bites are simply made with cream cheese and homemade “Everything But the Bagel” seasoning. You can pipe them to look pretty for your brunch set up – or slather when you’re in a pinch for time and want a quick, low-carb snack.
Cucumber, lime, and chile come together to make quite the satisfying toss up. It’s a twist on Mexican fruit salad and you will absolutely want seconds – or even thirds of this treat. The best part is that there’s no shame attached to eating it!
Add a bit of dill to your cucumber party! Top your bites with dill-infused cream cheese and a fresh bit of tomato finish it off. This is such a great addition to your shower celebration or Sunday tea with the gals.
We’re rolling up some thin slices of cucumber with this recipe so there will be less of a crunch. No worries though, that doesn’t mean any of the flavor has been left out of the mix. There’s a video to follow for this recipe – making it even easier to make it happen in your kitchen!
There’s some good protein topping off these bites. Instead of cream cheese, your cucumber rounds are topped with some hummus and a bit of pickled ginger for a unique – yet satisfying – snack break. And you can go with any type of hummus you’d like – from original to garlicky herb to roasted red pepper!
You can whip this crunch-worthy salad up so easily and with just five ingredients. It’s low calorie, full of flavor, and includes a personal favorite – soy sauce! It is such a great side dish to so many meals and packs nicely for weekday lunches.
Yes, there are a million different ways to stuff your cucumbers. And cream cheese is a wonderful go-to. This pairing though is one of the best and evokes the feelings of fall so nicely. Those bitter walnuts play so well with the ease of a great smear.
Okay, okay, we know this one sounds a little too innovative. But, trust us before you scroll through to the next. This works! We promise. Just think of it as an elevated and more sophisticated version of peanut butter and celery.
If you’re already a fan of tuna, then you’ll want to bookmark this recipe. It’s just another way to enjoy this lean protein and find another low-carb, healthy snack to add to the pile. And it’s kicked up a notch with the right kind of heat!