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Hummus and Cucumber Appetizer Bites with Sesame Seeds

Hummus and Cucumber Bites with Sesame Seeds are a healthier appetizer option for holiday or game-day parties and these will disappear quickly! Use Holiday Recipes to find more ideas for party appetizers!

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If you’re looking for healthy appetizers or Super Bowl party nibbles, these Hummus and Cucumber Appetizer Bites are amazingly easy to make, fun to serve, and I promise that your hummus-loving guests will gobble them up.  And if you happen to have any guests who are trying not to completely abandon their diet on party day, they’ll love you for serving a diet-legal finger food like this.

The only part of this recipe that might be a little tricky finding is the black sesame seeds, but you can use regular white sesame seeds as well if you can’t find the black ones.

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Easy Instructions for Hummus and Cucumber Appetizer Bites with Sesame Seeds:

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  1. I used the European-style cucumbers that come wrapped in plastic. They have a pretty thin skin, so I peeled them in strips to leave some green color on.  If you have regular grocery-store cucumbers I might peel off all the skin.
  2. Then cut the cucumber into slices around 3/4 inch to 1 inch thick.
  3. I got 14 slices from one of those large cucumbers. I’d guess about 8-10 slices from a regular cucumber.
  4. Put purchased hummus into a small Ziploc bag and cut off the corner. You’re going to use this like a pastry bag and squeeze the hummus onto the cucumbers.  (I started with 1/2 cup hummus; you can add more depending on how many appetizers you’re making.)
  5. Squeeze a small amount of hummus on to the top of each cucumber slice, just enough to slightly mound up but not so much that it starts to droop over.
  6. I used Black Sesame Seeds (affiliate link) for this recipe. You can keep them in the freezer and they will literally last for years. If you don’t want to buy them especially for this, just use white sesame seeds.
  7. Sprinkle the Hummus and Cucumber Bites with sesame seeds and serve.

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Hummus Recipes if You’d Like to Make Your Own:

Slow Roasted Tomato Hummus ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Best Hummus Recipe ~ The Hummus Blog
Parsley Hummus ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Cabbagetown Hummus ~ David Lebovitz
Black-Eyed Pea Hummus ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Traditional Hummus ~ The Perfect Pantry

Hummus and Cucumber Appetizer Bites with Sesame Seeds

These Hummus and Cucumber Bites with Sesame Seeds are a tasty diet-friendly appetizer for holiday or Super Bowl parties!


  • cucumbers, as many as desired (One large cucumber will make about 14 appetizer bites)
  • hummus
  • black or white sesame seeds


  1. Peel cucumbers, either leaving strips of green (if the cucumber has thin skin) or peeling all the skin (if the cucumber has thick waxy skin).
  2. Slice cucumber(s) into thick slices about 3/4 – 1 inch thick.  If the cucumbers seem watery, use a paper towel to press down on both sides to absorb some of the water and dry the surface of the cucumber.
  3. Put hummus into a small bag made of thick plastic.  (I used about 1/2 cup hummus to make 14 appetizers; you can always add more hummus to the bag as you’re making them.)  Cut off one corner of the bag so you can squeeze the hummus out, taking care not to make the hole too big.
  4. Arrange cucumber slices on a plate or serving tray, then squeeze a mound of hummus on to the top of each cucumber slice.  Sprinkle slices with sesame seeds just before serving.


This recipe would be delicious with either purchased hummus or homemade hummus.

Recipe adapted from Cucumber Rounds with Hummus and Yogurt at Fine Cooking.

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Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
Hummus and Cucumber Bites are a great low-glycemic appetizer that would be approved for any phase of the South Beach Diet. Hummus is limited to 1/3 to 1/2 cup serving size for Phase One, but that would be quite a few of these little bites! This is also good for other low-glycemic eating plans, but hummus is probably too high in carbs for traditional low-carb diets.

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    30 Comments on “Hummus and Cucumber Appetizer Bites with Sesame Seeds”

  1. Pingback: 15+ Easy Party Snacks & Appetizers Ideas! | Happy Deal - Happy Day!

  2. These look amazing and easy to make. I'm going to try it!

  3. Just stopped by here to say THANK YOU. Yesterday I prepared these hummus and cucumber appetizer bites for the second time – they are so pretty and vanished quickly.
    The first time I used store-bought wasabi flavored hummus and yesterday I prepared fake hummus (butter beans instead of chickpeas (didn't have any) and sesame oil instead of tahini (a trick I've learnt from a SB cookbook)). I'll make them again!

  4. These sound wonderful! I can't wait to try them.

  5. Emily I love your ideas! Good luck on phase one.

  6. I'm back on Phase I, so I'm making these this afternoon to bring to a friend's house.

    Other pretty garnishes instead of the black sesame seeds: snipped dill, dried sumac, sprinkle of zaatar, or even fresh mint! I'm thinking I could also spread the cucumber with fresh labneh (Greek yogurt) and mint…. Kalyn's yumminess strikes again!

  7. So glad it was a hit, and I think the black sesame seeds do make it look so much more interesting!

  8. Of course, at first, everyone wanted to know what the little black things were, but once past that, they all raved! Great, simple appetizer! Thanks!

  9. Stacey, thanks. And there's not a huge amount of hummus, just a taste.