Stuffed Cucumber Boats

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Get ready for a tasty snack with our Stuffed Cucumber Boats – simple, fresh, and bursting with flavor. Easy to make and even easier to enjoy, these bites are perfect for any occasion. Let’s dive in!

Stuffed Cucumber Boats Recipe.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Summer-Perfect: These stuffed cucumber boats are a refreshing, light bite for warm weather days.
  • Simple Preparation: With few ingredients and steps, it’s an easy recipe to whip up.
  • Healthy and Tasty: Not only delicious, they’re low-carb and packed with nutritious veggies.

Recipe Ingredients

  • Mini Cucumbers: The main ingredient, they serve as the “boats,” providing a refreshing crunch.
  • Chopped Grilled Chicken Pieces: Adds protein and a smoky flavor to the dish.
  • Cherry Tomatoes: Brings a sweet, tangy note and vibrant color.
  • Hummus: Used as a spread, it lends a creamy texture and rich, savory flavor.
  • Red Onion: Delivers a sharp, spicy kick that contrasts nicely with the other ingredients.
  • Crumbled Feta Cheese: Offers a salty tang that rounds out the flavors and adds a hint of creaminess.

How To Make Stuffed Cucumber Boats?

Step One: Prepare Cucumbers

Cut each cucumber in half lengthwise, scoop the seeds and flesh out from the center by using a small spoon.

scoop the seeds

Step Two: Add Hummus

Smooth a tablespoon of hummus into each cucumber half.

Smooth a tablespoon of hummus into each cucumber

Step Three: Add Toppings

Top each cucumber boat half with the red onion, tomatoes, grilled chicken, and feta cheese.

How yummy!

top with grilled chicken

Step Four: Serve

Serve your cucumber boats immediately, or chill before serving if desired.

cucumber boats on a plate

Expert Tip

  • Choose Crisp Cucumbers: Opt for a firm, fresh cucumber such as English cucumber or Persian cucumber for a crunchy base that won’t get soggy.

Variations

  • Cayenne Pepper: Can be used as an optional ingredient in this recipe to add a spicy kick. Sprinkle lightly over the hummus before adding other toppings for an enhanced flavor profile.
  • Salt And Pepper: Boost the flavor combination of the ingredients when sprinkled to taste after assembling the cucumber boats. They enhance the freshness and richness of the ingredients.
  • Bell Peppers: Adding bell pepper to Stuffed Cucumber Boats brings a sweet tanginess, enhancing the taste. The crisp bell pepper contrasts well with creamy hummus and tender chicken.

Substitutions

  • Chicken Salad: A flavorful, protein-rich alternative to grilled chicken pieces in your cucumber boat recipe. Offers creamy texture and added taste. Enhances the boats with rich, savory flavors for a more satisfying dish.
  • Turkey Bacon: turkey bacon Can be used as a substitute for grilled chicken pieces to add a smoky, crisp texture. Chop it into small bits and mix with the hummus in a small bowl for a flavorful base.

Storage Instructions

  • Fridge: These stuffed cucumbers will last in the fridge for up to two days. However, I would recommend eating them within the first day for the best taste and texture.

What to Serve With This Recipe?

  • Light Snacks: These cucumber boats make a great light lunch or snack. If you’re looking for something heartier, you could serve them with Garlic Bread or French Fries.

FAQ’S

What Is A Good Substitute for Hummus?

If you want a different base for your cucumber boats then you can substitute the hummus with cream cheese, greek yogurt or even a white bean dip.

Can I Freeze Cucumber Boats?

I wouldn’t recommend freezing these cucumber boats as the cucumbers will become watery and the texture will be off.

cucumber boats

Stuffed Cucumber Boats: A Delicious and Easy Summer

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
    1. Stuffed Cucumber Boats are a tasty, easy snack with chicken, tomatoes, hummus, onion, feta, and optional bell pepper in crisp cucumber.

Ingredients

  • 4 Mini cucumbers
  • ¼ C. Chopped grilled chicken pieces
  • 8 Cherry tomatoes cut into fourths
  • 8 Tbsp. Hummus
  • ¼ Red onion chopped finely
  • ¼ C. Crumbled feta cheese

Instructions

  1. Cut each cucumber in half lengthwise, scoop the seeds and flesh out from the center by using a small spoon.
  2. Smooth a tablespoon of hummus into each cucumber half.
  3. Top each cucumber boat half with the red onion, tomatoes, grilled chicken, and feta cheese.
  4. Serve your cucumber boats immediately, or chill before serving if desired.

Notes

  • Choose Crisp Cucumbers: Opt for a firm, fresh cucumber such as English cucumber or Persian cucumber for a crunchy base that won’t get soggy.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 56Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 117mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 4g

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