Transform crisp and crunchy cucumbers into the ultimate fresh bites for summer and year-round parties. From creamy soups to crunchy vegan spring rolls, cute canapes to from-scratch sushi rolls, these are the best cucumber appetizers to serve a crowd.
Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Stuffed Cucumbers
Cucumber rounds stuffed with sun-dried tomato and almond pesto are a festive, low-calorie, low-carb party appetizer. Use a melon baller to remove the centers from thick cucumber slices, before filling with the easy pesto. Prepare them in the morning, and store in the fridge until guests arrive. Drizzle with balsamic reduction to serve.
Cool Vegan Cucumber Soup
Go beyond gazpacho with a cool, refreshing, flavorful cold cucumber soup. This delicious soup is entirely vegan and vegetarian, using soy milk for its delightfully creamy texture. Make it up to 2 days ahead, and store covered in the fridge. For a fun serving idea, decant into shot glasses, and garnish with crouton crumbles or cucumber dice.
Cucumber Cream Cheese Party Sandwiches
Delicate miniature sandwiches filled with refreshing cucumber slices and tangy cream cheese are ideal when you want a lighter appetizer. Assemble a platter to offer at a baby and bridal showers, or kids’ tea parties, with this easy recipe that can serve a crowd.
Japanese Cucumber and Daikon Salad
Japanese cucumber salad is healthy, delicious, and incredibly refreshing. Make it a day ahead, marinating thinly-sliced cucumber and daikon radish in a sweet and simple vinegar and sugar dressing. With its light and crunchy texture, and sweet and sour taste, it’s a fabulous palate-opener before big meals.
Impress your friends by making delicious, summery, Instagram-ready stuffed cucumber kimchi for your next group event. It is meatless, dairy-free, and full of snap, crackle, and multiple layers of flavor. Allow time for chilling the recipe all day, or overnight, before serving.
Looking for an easy appetizer to kick off a holiday meal? Use unpeeled cucumbers (wash the outsides well before chopping) for this fresh-tasting salad with ruby-red pomegranate seeds and garbanzo beans, for a festive statement on the table. Aromatic basil leaves, minced garlic, and a simple red wine vinaigrette round out this healthy starter.
Recipes that call for cucumber are usually looking for that light fresh taste that comes from the inside of the cucumber. The cucumber can be sliced, diced or grated, depending on the recipe specifications, after the seeds have been removed. Based on what kind of dish that will you cook.