Easy Cucumber Guacamole Appetizer Bites are fun to nibble on, and these little bites of guacamole goodness are low-carb, gluten-free, vegan, dairy-free, Paleo, and South Beach Diet Phase One.
I think I can safely say that any cook who likes to make up recipes has probably had some recipe ideas that were slightly different versions of an earlier favorite, so let me start right out by saying that these Easy Cucumber Guacamole Appetizer Bites are completely a variation of the Hummus and Cucumber Appetizer Bites that I've been making for years. And when I was craving guacamole and the idea for these appetizers with guacamole and cucumber popped into my mind (and then I made them!) I toyed with the idea of just adding to that post with a note that you could make them with guacamole as well.
But in the quirky way the internet works, if someone is searching for low-carb guacamole recipes, they'd never find this idea tucked away in a recipe for Hummus and Cucumber Appetizer Bites. And for the guacamole bites, I added a slight change to this not-really-a-recipe recipe, hollowing out the cucumber with a melon baller. So here it is, a brand shiny new post for this ridiculously easy but delicious idea for a good vehicle to deliver guacamole to your mouth!
I'm going to add this to my post of 50+ Low-Carb and Gluten-Free Superbowl Appetizer Recipes, and I'm also happy to finally have a meatless recipe posted on Monday for all the Meatless Monday fans. (And now that I've realized that low-carb appetizers are somewhat of a scarce commodity, I've started a new Pinterest board for Best Low-Carb Appetizers, Snacks, and Game-Day Foods to collect them.)
Use European cucumbers wrapped in plastic for this recipe, because they have skins that aren't treated. You can make my Cilantro Lover's Perfect Guacamole (or my Easy Guacamole), but I just bought guacamole from Costco to try out the idea. Use a melon baller to scoop out the center of a slice of cucumber that's about 5/8 inch thick. Then put guacamole into a small zip-loc bag, snip off the corner, and squeeze enough guacamole to fill the center of each piece of cucumber and sprinkle with the tiniest pinch of chile powder. That. Is. All.
I have no doubt that this will be a hit with all the guacamole lovers at your Superbowl party, but it's also healthy enough just to make for yourself whenever you need a little guacamole in your life!
Easy Cucumber Guacamole Appetizer Bites
(Makes 16-18 apppetizer bites; recipe created by Kalyn and Kara.)
1 large European cucumber (you can peel off some of the skin in strips if you want, but we didn't)
1 cup Cilantro Lover's Perfect Guacamole, Easy Guacamole, or purchased guacamole (Use more or less guacamole depending on how big the cucumber is and how full you like them.)
chile powder for sprinkling on top
Wash and dry the outside of the cucumber if needed. Peel off strips of the skin if you like that look, or don't like the taste of the skin. Cut the cucumber into slices that are about 5/8 inch thick, discarding the ends. Use a melon baller to carefully scoop out the center of each cucumber slice to create a small cup.
Put the guacamole into a small ZipLoc bag; then carefully snip off the corner of the bag. Lay cucumber pieces out on a serving dish, with the scooped side up. Carefully squeeze out enough guacamole to fill the center of each piece of cucumber. Sprinkle each one with the tiniest pinch of chile powder.
Don't make them too far in advance because the cucumbers do release a little water after they're cut.
South Beach Diet / Low-Carb Diet Suggestions:
This recipe is great for any phase of the South Beach Diet, as well as being low-carb, gluten-free, Paleo (with approved guacamole), dairy-free, meatless, and vegan. When it comes to healthy appetizers, this is the bomb!
Find More Recipes Like This One:
Use the Recipes by Diet Type photo index pages to find more recipes suitable for a specific eating plan. You might also like to Follow Kalyn's Kitchen on Pinterest to see all the good recipes I'm sharing there.
I chose the South Beach Diet to manage my weight partly so I wouldn't have to count calories, carbs, points, or fat grams, but if you want nutritional information for a recipe, I recommend entering the recipe into Calorie Count, which will calculate it for you.
More Tasty Ideas with Guacamole:
(Recipes from other blogs not always South Beach Diet or Low-Carb friendly; check ingredients.)
Easy Guacamole Tostadas ~ Kalyn's Kitchen
Bacon and Guacamole Sammies ~ Nom Nom Paleo
Vegetarian Seven-Layer Tostadas ~ Kalyn's Kitchen
Paleo Guacamole Deviled Eggs ~ Elana's Pantry
Slow Cooker Sriracha-Pineapple Barbecued Chicken Sandwiches with Easy Guacamole ~ Kalyn's Kitchen
(Want even more recipes? I find these recipes from other blogs using Food Blog Search.)