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Hummus and Cucumber Appetizer Bites

Hummus and Cucumber Bites are a healthier appetizer option or a great idea for a snack, and these will disappear quickly whenever you make them!

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If you’re looking for healthy appetizers or Super Bowl party nibbles or just want something to nibble for a snack, these Hummus and Cucumber Appetizer Bites are amazingly easy to make, fun to serve, and I promise that your hummus-loving friends 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. Or skip the sesame seeds completely and they will still be delicious!

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How to Make Hummus and Cucumber Appetizer Bites:

(Scroll down for complete printable recipe with nutritional information.)

  1. I used a European-style cucumber that comes 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 used just 1/2 cup hummus; you can add more depending on how much you’re watching carbs.)
  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.

Hummus and Cucumber Appetizer Bites with Sesame Seeds found on KalynsKitchen.com

More Fun Hummus Recipes:

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 found on KalynsKitchen.com

Hummus and Cucumber Appetizer Bites

Yield 14 appetizer bites
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

These Hummus and Cucumber Bites with Sesame Seeds are a healthy and tasty appetizer for snacks of party food!


  • 1 large European cucumber (see notes)
  • 1/2 cup hummus
  • black or white sesame seeds


  1. Peel cucumber, 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 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 1/2 cup hummus to make 14 appetizers; you can always add more hummus to the bag  if you prefer a thicker mound of hummus.
  4. Cut off one corner of the bag so you can squeeze the hummus out, taking care not to make the hole too big.
  5. Arrange cucumber slices on a plate or serving tray, then squeeze a mound of hummus on to the top of each cucumber slice.
  6. Sprinkle slices with sesame seeds just before serving.


The European Cucumbers that come wrapped in plastic is perfect for this recipe. This recipe would be delicious with either purchased hummus or homemade hummus.

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

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 29Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 34mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 1g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.

If you make this recipe I'd love to hear how it turns out. Leave a star rating or share on social media with the hashtag #KALYNSKITCHEN, thanks!

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 original 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”

  1. this is brilliantly simple! so good and i usually don't like hummus but the cucumber and sesame seeds are such good backdrops!

  2. Marina, thank you! (My brother lived in Seville for two years so I have always wanted to visit Spain!)

  3. thanks for this recipe! I have just made it.. love it! perfect presentation and taste delicious! regards from Spain!

  4. What a cute idea, love how the black sesame seeds look on top!

  5. Yes, I think a hummus like that would be fine for phase one as long as you stick with the 1/3 to 1/2 cup serving size for the dried beans.

    Thanks for the nice feedback; glad to know you're enjoying the blog.

  6. Do you think a hummus made from scratch using garbanzo beans, tahini, fresh garlic, and kalamata olives would be appropriate for Phase 1 if eaten with a vegetable such as cucumber, celery, peppers, etc.? If so, would the same serving size you mention in your post (1/3-1/2 cup) apply?

    p.s. Love your blog! Makes South Beach dieting actually look fun 🙂

  7. CJ, I think guilt free munching is a great description!

  8. I love this idea. Plus practically guilt free munching.

  9. Donna, glad to know the recipes have been helpful.

  10. Thanks so much for this. I love hummus and this is a great way to serve. I have used low fat cream cheese mixed with chives on cucumbers, and then topped with a little smoked salmon. Can't wait to try these. By the way you blog has been a great addition to my South Beach diet. Some of the recipes in the book are not things my husband would eat. Thanks so much.

  11. Delightful & healthy vibrant appetizers, dear Kalyn!!

    Delectable food!

  12. It's still unclear whether I'm even going to be watching the game this weekend (there's this class at the gym that I REALLY don't want to miss lol) but I could see myself sitting down to a batch of these either way!

  13. Yes, you could definitely make this with different hummus varieties too.

  14. love the presentation of those bites! Not sure about your area, but around here (I'm in Quebec), they sell different varieties of hummus too. You can get a red pepper version, or sesame and garlic and so on. They're fab cos they add a little extra zing to regular hummus.

  15. So glad people see the appeal in this simple idea. I gobbled these up for lunch when I made the photos.

  16. This is a winner, for the game, or any other event! Appetizers always challenge me, because some are pretty complicated, but this is so easy to prep, and looks beautiful, too.

  17. And for those of us not watching the football game, these snacks will be delicious, too! Cucumber cups make everything look more elegant.

  18. I know what to do with my cucumber next time. Oh I would finish these beauties so quickly.