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Sour Cream & Chives Cucumber Bites Recipe {Great After School Snack}

Sour Cream & Chives Cucumber Bites Recipe, perfect after-school snack idea! Cucumbers are low in calories, low carb and high in vitamins! Great clean eating

Sour Cream & Chives Cucumber Bites Recipe

Perfect after-school snack idea! Cucumbers are low in calories and high in good stuff. And, if you’re like me you have tons of cukes from your garden right now! They’re low-cost at the grocery store too. yay!

You can purchase low-fat or low-calorie sour cream if you prefer. I like to limit serving size and go for the good stuff, myself. 🙂 Whatever you do, this is a great way to get veggies in, and curb hunger between meals. You can even make this in a clean-eating and low-carb way to suit any diet plan!

If you don’t feel like going to the effort to make the dressing, you could opt for creamy ranch dressing instead. Yum!

I love Top the Tater (see my Top the Tater recipe) in this, but there are lots of options besides that.

You can mix a dry ranch dressing mix into sour cream (1 pack per 16 oz or a half pack for 8 oz), or use a pre-made chip dip. Just go easy on the dressing to keep this a healthy snack.

Step by Step

First, gather your ingredients. Choose fresh vegetables that are firm and ripe.

Next, peel either 50% or 100% of the peel off of the cukes. Peels provide vitamins and nutrients, but some find that they’re bitter tasting. Also, it creates a fun, more culinary look when you peel in stripes!

After peeling, slice the cucumbers into slices about 1/4″ thick.

After slicing the cucumbers, use an apple corer to remove the center and seeds.

Finally, fill the center holes with dip and garnish with a slice of baby carrot to add color and taste!

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Sour Cream & Chives Cucumber Bites Recipe {Great After School Snack}

  • Author: Wendy
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings


Healthy, quick and affordable, and a great choice for after-school snacks or in-between meals. Filling and low calorie, low carbs and clean eating!


  • Cucumber, partially peeled, cut into thick rounds and seeds removed
  • Carrots, peeled, cut lengthwise (I used baby carrots)
  • Top the Tater, or Sour Cream and Chives, or Ranch Dressing


  1. Prepare cucumber by peeling whole, or peel stripes.
  2. Cut into thick rounds, remove seeds (I used an apple corer but a spoon works fine)
  3. Cut carrots into small pieces
  4. Spoon filling into hole in cuke, add carrot garnish
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Cuisine: American