Low Calorie Cucumber Feta Mediterranean Appetizer

Crunchy, creamy, and savory are three words that describe these tasty low calorie Greek Mediterranean appetizers. Just four ingredients equals a simple and delish snack. Oh yeah, the’re low calorie and vegetarian, too! At 19 calories per appetizer, this will be your new go-to recipe!

I love anything with feta and cucumbers and this recipe is no exception.  These are so fast and cheap to make and most of all – they taste amazing! They’re perfect to serve or bring to your next get-together as they’re vegetarian and sure to please everyone’s taste buds.  As an added nutritional bonus, each piece contains a few grams of protein from the fat-free feta and hummus.

Enjoy! (make sure not to eat them all and leave a few for your guests!)

 

Calories:

Entire recipe is 228 calories. Yields approximately 12 appetizer pieces.

Just 19 calories per appetizer!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cucumber
  • 1/2 cup of your favorite low-fat prepared hummus
  • 1/4 cup of diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup of fat-free or low-fat and low-sodium feta cheese
  • Greek spice blend (optional)

Directions:

  1. Wash and thoroughly dry the cucumber.
  2. Leave skin on or peel it off; up to you!
  3. Slice approximately half-inch slices.
  4. Lay out the pieces flat on a pretty serving tray.
  5. Pat them dry with a napkin to absorb moisture.
  6. Thinly spread hummus over the top of each slice.
  7. Sprinkle feta and diced tomatoes.
  8. Optional: Sprinkle a Greek spice blend on top for added flavor (oregano, garlic, rosemary, etc.)

Notes and Variations:

  • I prefer European variety cucumbers because they are super crunchy and have less seeds.
  • Diced red onion would also add nice flavor to this low cal recipe!
  • If you’re looking to add some healthy fat to your diet, some finely diced kalamata olives would be delish!
  • Instead of cucumbers, you could also use tomato slices, or low-cal crackers.
  • Used canned diced tomatoes (no-sodium added) to save time!
Low Calorie Cucumber Feta Mediterranean Appetizer
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COMMENTS

  • Janet – glad you enjoyed this! Thanks for stopping by again.

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  • Janet M.

    Nice idea! It made for such a great lunch. Instead of slicing a cuke the short way and making appetizers, I peeled a cuke and cut it into two pieces. The long way…horizontally. I then scooped iut the seeds and “stuffed” with hummus, feta, olives and tomatoes. I drizzled the top with olive oil too…awesome lunch!!!!!! Great site btw….I think I’ve visited before because i remembered the low cal french tiast recipe but the layout and design was different. Found you through pinterest this time.

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  • Hi Lola – I’m glad you enjoyed the recipe! Cucumbers are super healthy and low-cal, so don’t worry about it! 🙂

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  • lola

    made this for lunch today – i thought they were really yummy, very salty although i prob used too much feta! Ate them all…I made about 15 because i used 2 cucumbers. lol is that bad?

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