Cucumber, Cream cheese, Lemon -Dill Bites

In search of a tasty summer snack? Look no further than these fresh cucumber appetizers. We make it easy (and delicious!) to utilize your farmers market haul.

I always get requests for the recipe for these canapes whenever I serve them. They’re delicate finger sandwiches with a creamy herb spread that brings the summer vibes. For something cool on a hot day, we mix soft cream cheese, fresh dill straight from the garden, capers, lemon zest for extra flavor and brightness serve on top of crunchy cucumber wheels.

I first tried this at a family gathering and was blown away! And since then I have made it for any parties that I host or when I am invited to. Besides being tasty, these little Cucumber, Cream cheese, Lemon -Dill Bites are extra awesome because you can make them ahead of time. At parties, I often triple the recipe because they disappear fast.

They are easy to make and will add a touch of old-fashioned elegance to your next party!

WHAT I LOVE ABOUT THIS RECIPE?

  • Budget-friendly
  • Ready in 30 minutes
  • Only few ingredients
  • Perfect side dish for parties and big gatherings
  • Gluten free

TIPS FOR SUCCESS

  •  Use English cucumbers 
  • Good quality cream cheese
  • Don’t skip the dill-bring such a unique flavor to the dish and freshness.
  • Leave the cream cheese at room temperature to get soft, that way its easy to mix and combine everything together
  • Let the bites out the fridge for 15 minutes before serving.

Cucumber, Cream cheese, Lemon -Dill Bites

Stela Georgieva
In search of a tasty summer snack? Look no further than these fresh cucumber appetizers. We make it easy (and delicious!) to utilize your farmers market haul.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 1 kcal

Equipment

Piping bag

Ingredients
 
 

  • 1 large English cucumber
  • 3 oz. Philadelphia cream cheese
  • 3 tbsp. capers
  • 1/4 tsp. salt - or to taste
  • 2 tbsp. fresh chopped dill - leave some extra dill for garnish
  • 1 tsp. lemon zest

Instructions
 

  • Leave the cream cheese on room temperature for at least 15 minutes to soften up. In a mean time prep all your ingredients to make the spread.
  • In a mixing bowl add the soft cream cheese , fresh chopped dill, a few drops of lemon juice, the zest of the lemon and caper. 
  • Mix well everything.
  • Pipe the mixture on top of the cucumber wheels. Garnish with extra lemon zest and dill.
  • Serve at room temperature.

Nutrition

Calories: 1 kcalCarbohydrates: 1 gProtein: 1 gFat: 1 gSaturated Fat: 1 gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1 gMonounsaturated Fat: 1 gSodium: 142 mgPotassium: 2 mgFiber: 1 gSugar: 1 gVitamin A: 5 IUVitamin C: 1 mgCalcium: 2 mgIron: 1 mg
Keyword Cucumber bites, Cream cheese, dill cucumber bites
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