Fresh Cucumber Bites Topped with Herb Cream Cheese & Sweet Piquillo Peppers

Herb Cream Cheese Cucumber Bites

  • Author: Krista @
  • prep_time Prep Time: 15 mins
  • total_time Total Time: 15 mins
  • yield Yield: 30-40 1x
  • category Category: Appetizer, Holiday, Kid Friendly, Vegetarian, Gluten Free
  • method Method: Bowl
  • cuisine Cuisine: American


Fresh Simple Cucumber Bites topped with a zesty Herb Cream Cheese and sweet Piquillo Peppers. The perfect refreshing appetizer recipe for your next party!



  • 2 english cucumbers, cut into 1/2” slices
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 T. chives, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon dry basil
  • 3 piquillo peppers, thinly sliced


  1. To a small bowl, add cream cheese, chives, garlic powder, red pepper flakes, and dry basil. Using a hand mixer, blend until all the spices are combined together and cream cheese is smooth and spreadable.
  2. Put cream cheese mixture in a small ziplock bag. Closer the bag. Cut off one of the bottom tips.
  3. Spread cucumbers out on a serving try. (you can use this as a make shift piping bag to squeeze the cream cheese onto the cucumbers)
  4. Top each cucumber slice with a 1-2 teaspoons of the cream cheese mixture.
  5. Garnish with 1-2 slices of the piquillo peppers.
  6. Serve.


Note: if not serving right away, keep refrigerated.


  • Serving Size: 3-4 bites
  • Calories: 101
  • Sugar: 2 g
  • Sodium: 182 mg
  • Fat: 8 g
  • Saturated Fat: 5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 6 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 2 g
  • Cholesterol: 26 mg

Keywords: party appetizer recipe, healthy party appetizer