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