Cucumber Bites with Herb Cream Cheese and Cherry Tomatoes

Cucumber Bites with Herb Cream Cheese and Cherry Tomatoes are a delightful and refreshing appetizer, perfect for a summer gathering or as a light snack. This recipe combines the crispness of fresh cucumbers with the creamy texture of herb-infused cream cheese and the sweet, juicy burst of cherry tomatoes.

To start, select firm, medium-sized cucumbers. These are washed, and the skin is often left on for a touch of color and texture, although some prefer to partially peel them in stripes for a decorative effect. The cucumbers are then sliced into thick rounds, providing a sturdy base for the toppings.

The cream cheese is the heart of this recipe. A full-fat cream cheese is typically used for its rich flavor and smooth consistency. It’s brought to room temperature to ensure it’s easily spreadable. This cheese is then mixed with a variety of finely chopped fresh herbs. Common choices include dill, chives, and parsley, offering a fragrant and fresh flavor profile. For an extra zest, a hint of lemon juice or zest can be added. Garlic, salt, and pepper are also mixed in, giving the cream cheese a savory depth.

Each cucumber slice is topped with a generous dollop of this herb cream cheese. The creaminess of the cheese contrasts beautifully with the crisp cucumber, creating a delightful textural experience.

The final touch is a cherry tomato, halved or whole, placed atop the cream cheese. The cherry tomatoes add a burst of color and a sweet, acidic flavor that complements the creamy and herby elements. For a finishing touch, a sprinkle of additional herbs or a light drizzle of olive oil can be added.

Cucumber Bites with Herb Cream Cheese and Cherry Tomatoes are not only delicious but also visually appealing. The vibrant greens of the cucumber and herbs, the white creaminess of the cheese, and the bright red of the cherry tomatoes make for a striking display on any appetizer table. This dish is often appreciated for its ease of preparation, fresh ingredients, and the ability to be made ahead of time, making it a convenient and healthy option for entertaining or a quick snack.


  • 4 Ounces (1 Brick) Cream Cheese, Softened to room temperature
  • 1/4 Cup Ranch Dressing (Yes, good old Hidden Valley)
  • 2 TBS Dill (can use other spices… Thyme is excellent also)
  • 3-4 Long Cucumbers. skinned and Slice into thirty 1 inch slices
  • 15 Cherry Tomatoes, sliced in half
  • Additional Sprinkle of Salt (to Taste, Careful, little goes a long way)
  • Additional Sprinkle of Spice (same as used in Cream Cheese) for Garnish
  • Additional Sprinkle of Paprika OR a Cajun Spice Mix (optional) for Garnish (and an extra kick if you use the Cajun Mix)


1) First, Make up the HERB CREAM CHEESE, in a stand mixer, mix the softened Cream Cheese with the Ranch dressing and herbs. Mix until well combined. Spoon into a piping bag with a star tip.
2) Prepare the Cucumber, remove peel, Using a fork, score the sides. Slice into 1 inch pieces. Using a melon Baller, remove a portion of the center of one side of the piece of cucumber, leaving a half moon crater.
3) Pipe the Herb Cream Cheese into the crater. Enough to stick out of the top about 1/2 inch.
4) Add a half Cherry Tomato partially buried into the Herb Cream Cheese
5) Sprinkle additional salt, herbs and spice mix for additional color. Chill in the fridge until ready to serve.
6) Serve Chilled and ENJOY!

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