Cucumber, Tomato, & Cream Cheese Bites

Over the holidays I decided I better start contributing to our traditional spread of appetizers (I am an adult and married for goodness sakes!) at our family Christmas Eve get-together.  There were about 25 family and friends that gathered at my parents house to celebrate the joyous holiday.

When I decided to make an appetizer I naturally started  flipping through Pinterest. When I was going through the millions of pins I wanted to find something that was holiday cute and semi-healthy.

This is what I found….


This is what I created…



The picture I found on Pinterest didn’t really come with instructions so I decided I would just “wing” it.

“My Version” of Cucumber, Tomato, Cream Cheese Bites Ingredients:

  1. 2 Large Cucumbers
  2. 1 container of Grape Tomatoes
  3. 1 tub (8 oz.) Philadelphia Chive & Onion Cream Cheese Spread
  4. Black Pepper

“My Version” Instructions:

  1. Peel cucumbers and slice into 3/4 inch rounds and cut grape tomato in half the long way.
  2. Spoon out middle section of each cucumber round slice (to remove most of the seeds).
  3. Spoon the cream cheese spread (about 1 tablespoon or a little less) into the middle of cucumber. (I eye-balled this…depending on how deep the hole was)
  4. Once cream cheese is spooned into the middle of the cucumber slice, place one tomato halve on each.
  5. Sprinkle with a little black pepper for taste.
  6. Refrigerate if waiting for guests to arrive and ENJOY!

These simple bites were a hit at both my families Christmas celebration and I also brought them to a New Year Eve Celebration too! I only ended up tossing a few after each night. I’d say that’s considered an appetizer HIT!

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