Cucumber Tomato Bites with Herb Spread

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Cucumber Tomato Bites with Herb Spread: A Refreshing Appetizer

Looking for a light and refreshing appetizer that’s both easy to make and sure to impress? These Cucumber Tomato Bites with Herb Spread are the perfect choice. Combining the crispness of cucumbers, the juiciness of tomatoes, and a flavorful herb spread, these bites are a delightful treat for any occasion. Let’s explore how you can create this delicious appetizer at home.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

These Cucumber Tomato Bites with Herb Spread are perfect for:

  • Anyone looking for a healthy and delicious appetizer or snack.
  • Those who enjoy fresh, flavorful ingredients.
  • Entertaining guests with a visually appealing and tasty dish.

With their vibrant colors and fresh taste, these bites are sure to be a hit at any gathering.


  • 1 large cucumber
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Slice the cucumber into 1/4-inch thick rounds. Arrange them on a serving platter.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the softened cream cheese, dill, chives, parsley, and minced garlic until well combined. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Using a small spoon or piping bag, spread or pipe the herb spread onto each cucumber slice.
  4. Top each cucumber slice with a cherry tomato half.
  5. Garnish with additional chopped herbs, if desired.
  6. Serve immediately or chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Kitchen Equipment Needed

  • Cutting board
  • Sharp knife
  • Mixing bowl
  • Small spoon or piping bag
  • Serving platter

Tips and Variations

  • Vegan Option: Use a dairy-free cream cheese alternative to make this recipe vegan-friendly.
  • Add a Kick: Mix in a bit of finely chopped jalapeño or a dash of hot sauce to the herb spread for a spicy version.
  • Different Herbs: Experiment with other fresh herbs like basil, cilantro, or tarragon to customize the flavor.
  • Make Ahead: Prepare the herb spread up to a day in advance and store it in the refrigerator. Assemble the bites just before serving.

Storing Leftovers

If you have any leftovers, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Note that the cucumbers may release some water, so it’s best to enjoy these bites fresh.

Food and Drink Pairings

These Cucumber Tomato Bites pair wonderfully with a chilled glass of white wine or a refreshing lemonade. They also make a great accompaniment to a light salad or a platter of assorted cheeses and crackers.


Can I use another type of cheese for the herb spread?

Yes, you can use goat cheese or ricotta as an alternative to cream cheese. Just make sure it’s spreadable and mix in the herbs as directed.

How can I make this appetizer more filling?

For a heartier version, add a slice of smoked salmon or prosciutto on top of the herb spread before adding the cherry tomato.

Can I use different types of tomatoes?

Absolutely! Grape tomatoes or small heirloom tomatoes would also work well in this recipe.

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