A little cucumber cream cheese sandwich is the perfect Dilly Cucumber Cream Cheese Bites (appetizer) for any holiday, game day, or gathering.

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These cucumber bites are a great addition to any party menu, any time of year. Made with crunchy cucumbers, and a lemony-dill cream cheese mixture, each bite is topped with a tiny amount of lemon zest. Every bite is so fresh and amazing!

Cucumber Cream Cheese Bites

Perfect for game day or a St. Patrick’s Day party or gathering, serve these easy cucumber appetizers. Also delicious for a summer or springtime–made with fresh dill, cucumber, and lemon zest! You may also want to try our Cucumber Bites on a Stick–also fun for a party.

easy cucumber appetizer

Why we love this this recipe

  • Everyone loves easy cucumber appetizers!
  • The perfect “bite” with the freshest flavor. Lemon, cucumber, and dill–a match made in heaven!
  • Whip up for a crowd or make just a few to snack on. Cucumber bites for the win!

cream cheese, dill, lemon

Gather these simple ingredients:

My neighbor, Ellie, brought me delicious Santa Teresa Femminello Lemons from San Diego, so this is what we made with fresh lemons!

  • Cream cheese: softened
  • Fresh dill: chopped
  • Lemons
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Favorite bread: pretzel bread is yummy, sliced
  • English cucumber

how to make Cucumber Bites with lemon

How do you make cucumber bites?

  1. In a small bowl, combine softened cream cheese, fresh dill, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Stir and add salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Prepare bread slices on a platter. Evenly spread the cream cheese mixture onto each slice. Place cucumber slices on top.
  3. When ready to serve, lightly sprinkle the bites with pepper and more lemon zest.
  4. Optional to add a few sprinkles of fresh chopped dill.

lemony cucumber appetizer

Tips and substitutions:

  • Optional to use a sharp knife to peel alternating strips of skin from the cucumber.
  • You can use “light” cream cheese.
  • Swap out the dill for basil. You’ll be surprised at how fresh and tasty these cucumber bites are with basil.
  • Use any bread or crackers (but crackers tend to get soggy quicker).
  • For a different flavor, use lime instead of lemon.
  • Make ahead (up to 4 hours) for any party.
  • Double or trip the recipe for a large party. Serve on The Big Board or a large plate or platter.

platter of Cucumber Cream Cheese Bites

We served these for RecipeGirl’s Irish Dinner Party Menu!

a bite of cucumber

Love, love, love, love, love these little bites of springtime goodness–any time of year!

You can also serve these for an afternoon tea! Bring a plate to a party and watch them disappear!

ENJOY!

cucumber bites on bread

Want more delicious cucumber appetizer ideas?

Serve cucumber slices with this Layered Cream Cheese Spread

Set out cucumber slices on this Summer Snack Board

Everything Bagel Cucumber Bites

cucumber bites on bread
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Cucumber Cream Cheese Bites

A little cucumber cream cheese sandwich is the perfect Dilly Cucumber Cream Cheese Bites (appetizer) for any holiday, game day, or gathering.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Yield: 4
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Ingredients
 

  • 4 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh dill, chopped
  • Zest and juice of half a large lemon, or all of a small lemon
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 12 small slices quality white, or pretzel rolls, sliced
  • ½ English cucumber, thinly sliced

Instructions
 

  • In a small bowl, combine softened cream cheese, fresh dill, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Stir and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Prepare bread slices on a board or platter. Evenly spread the cream cheese mixture onto each slice. Place cucumber slices on top.
  • When ready to serve, lightly sprinkle the bites with pepper and more lemon zest.

Notes

Reposted from March 2015.
Cuisine: American
Course: Appetizer
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Cucumber Cream Cheese Bites