Greek Cucumber Cups

Simple Greek Cucumber Cups are a light and delicious appetizer that whips up in minutes. They are a perfect low calorie snack!

All things Greek, like our Chicken Wrap, Pasta Salad, and 7 Layer Dip, make deliciously fresh snacks. Greek Cucumber Cups are simply yummy side, appetizer, or snack!

Greek Cucumber Cups filled and dressed with greek flavors

Healthy, Simple Appetizer

I absolutely LOVE finding recipes that I think are mighty delicious and are actually pretty healthy too. I guess the main reason for this is because I tend to like foods that aren’t so good for you (french fries, steak, fried foods – I’m working on it). 😉 I do love salads and have been trying to eat healthier over the years, and one veggie I have learned to love is the cucumber. I know many might argue it doesn’t have much taste, but I think they are juicy, filling and a perfect addition to many recipes.

I had seen cucumbers used as cups filled with different ingredients and thought I’d try making some Greek Cucumber Cups. They ended up being a hit and are the perfect appetizer or side for any function. I filled mine with cherry tomatoes, chicken, olives, feta cheese, and Greek dressing and it was the perfect amount to give it a ton of flavor but still have it be healthy as well. I know there are endless combinations of food you can put in these cups, but this Greek version was so tasty and so simple!!

If you love Greek flavors and would like to try a healthy recipe for your next event, give this recipe a good. I think you’ll enjoy just as much as we did. 😉 Definitely need to make these again – and soon!

Greek Cucumber Cups topped with greek dressing

Greek Cucumber Cups

FILLING. In a bowl, mic cherry tomatoes, chopped chicken, olives, feta cheese, greek dressing, salt and pepper.

CUCUMBERS. Peel cucumbers partially, leaving think stripes of skin going down the entire length of the cucumber. Trim the ends of the cucumbers and cut each cucumber into 1 – 1½ inch thick slices. Scoop out the center of each slice with a melon baller or spoon, leaving a shell of flesh.

COMBINE + SERVE. Scoop about 1 tablespoon of the chicken mixture into the cucumber cups. Garnish with additional cilantro and feta, if desired. ENJOY!

Tips, Variations + Storing Info

Cucumbers: An easy way to form the cucumber cup is to use a melon baller to scoop out the center. Also, I like the look of the segments of peel that I left on, but you can choose to peel the entire cucumber.

Chicken: use a chopped/shredded rotisserie chicken instead of cooking and chopping your own chicken breasts.

Other great filling: These cucumber cups can be used as a base for so many other delicious fillings such as:

STORE leftover cups in an airtight container. They can last for 2-3 days in the fridge. Do not freeze.

To make ahead: Slice and scoop your cucumbers into cups ahead of time. You could also assemble your filling ahead of time. Store them in separate containers in the fridge for up to 2 days. 

Greek Cucumber Cups on a white plate

For some healthy appetizers:

Greek Cucumber Cups Recipe

4.67 from 3 votes
Simple Greek Cucumber Cups are a light and delicious appetizer that whips up in minutes. They are a perfect low calorie snack!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Greek
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 57 kcal
Author Lil' Luna

Ingredients

  • 2 cucumbers
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes chopped
  • 1 cup chicken chopped, cooked
  • olives
  • 1/3 cup feta cheese
  • salt
  • pepper
  • cilantro chopped
  • Greek dressing

Instructions
 

  • In a bowl, mic cherry tomatoes, chopped chicken, olives, feta cheese, greek dressing, salt and pepper.
  • Peel cucumbers partially, leaving think stripes of skin going down the entire length of the cucumber. Trim the ends of the cucumbers and cut each cucumber into 1 - 1½ inch thick slices. Scoop out the center of each slice with a melon baller or spoon, leaving a shell of flesh.
  • Scoop about 1 tablespoon of the chicken mixture into the cucumber cups. Garnish with additional cilantro and feta, if desired. ENJOY!

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About the Author

Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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Comments:

  1. Great idea using the cucumbers as a serving dish. I use lettuce a lot for wraps but sometimes I just don’t feel lettuce has enough “substance” to it — I feel like this solves that problem!

  2. 5 stars
    DISH LOOKS SO DELICIOUS. I LOVE CUCUMBERS. GREAT IDEA OF USING THE CUCUMBERS AS A SERVING DISH.