Stuffed Cucumber Bites



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Stuffed Cucumber Bites

Photo: John Cullen

These easy stuffed cucumber bites are perfect for little fingers at a holiday or birthday party, and just as lovely as an appetizer for grown-ups.


  • 1/4 cup deli-style cream cheese , softened
  • 1/4 cup goat cheese , softened
  • 1 tbsp chopped dill
  • 1/2 tsp grated lemon zest
  • pinch salt
  • 8 mini cucumber , cut into 3/4-in. pieces
  • dill sprigs , or long threads of lemon zest for garnish


  • Combine cream cheese, goat cheese, dill, lemon zest and salt in a bowl and mash with a fork until uniform.
  • Use a mini melon baller or a paring knife to hollow out a well, almost the depth of the cucumber pieces (don’t go through the bottom).
  • Spoon in cream cheese mixture and use a knife to level off filling. Garnish with dill or lemon threads.

Originally published in the Today’s Parent April 2014 issue.