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Spicy Cucumber Stacks

Here’s an easy, delicious and good-for-you appetizer recipe:  Spicy Cucumber Stacks

Spicy Cucumber Stacks

If you’re looking for an appetizer to serve this summer that is easy to put together, has lighter ingredients and contains nutrients you need to help stay fit… this is the recipe for you.

Spicy Cucumber Stacks

Be sure to pick up some Eggland’s Best eggs for this recipe as they contain 5 times more Vitamin D than ordinary eggs.  Vitamin D aids in the body’s absorption of calcium, helping to form and maintain strong bones. It is important for maintaining muscle strength, healthy body fat levels, and body tissue health.

Spicy Cucumber Stacks

I’m happy to share that this is a super simple recipe.  Cucumber slices are topped with a little bit of hummus.  You can just use the hummus that you buy at the store — unless you’re jazzed about making your own hummus.

Spicy Cucumber Stacks

You’ll hard-boil your eggs (see tips below for the best method- they come out perfect every time!)  Slices of the hard-boiled eggs top the hummus.

Spicy Cucumber Stacks

A little bit of Sriracha sauce is drizzled on top.  The flavors all balance out, so don’t worry about it being too spicy.

Spicy Cucumber Stacks : an easy and healthy appetizer to serve at parties! ... from RecipeGirl.com

And a small leaf of fresh cilantro is used as a garnish to finish off each cucumber stack.

Spicy Cucumber Stacks : an easy and healthy appetizer to serve at parties! ... from RecipeGirl.com

You’ll be happy to have this good-for-you appetizer to serve to guests at summer parties.  There are ALWAYS people at parties who are avoiding chips and dip like the plague… and they so appreciate it when there are healthier options to nibble.  That’s where this appetizer recipe comes in handy!

I’m working out like crazy right now in anticipation of that dreaded day that I’ll have to put on a bathing suit this summer.  So muscle strength is crucial in my attempt to get fit and stay fit!  In other words, I’m eating Eggland’s Best eggs for breakfast every morning.  I feel good that I’m getting a good amount of nutrients into my body after I commit to a run on the treadmill or a morning of lifting weights.

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Yield: 12 to 14 appetizers

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Spicy Cucumber Stacks

Ingredients:

  • sliced cucumber (about 14 slices)
  • 1/2 cup (+ a little more) prepared hummus
  • 4 hard-boiled Eggland's Best eggs (see *tips below for perfect hard-boiled eggs)
  • Sriracha sauce
  • 14 cilantro leaves, for garnish

Directions:

  1. Place cucumber slices on your serving platter.  Top each slice of cucumber with 2 teaspoons hummus.
  2. Use an egg slicer to slice your hard-boiled eggs- or slice them thinly with a very sharp knife.  Place an egg slice on top of each mound of hummus.
  3. Drizzle Sriracha sauce on top of each egg slice, and garnish with a cilantro leaf.  Serve immediately.

Tips:

  • TIP:  To make perfect hard-boiled eggs:  Place eggs in a medium saucepan and cover with water.  Bring to a boil over high heat.  Once boiling, put a lid on top of the pan, turn off the heat and set the timer for 15 minutes.  Drain hot water and add cold water and ice to the pan.  Let the eggs sit in the ice water until completely cooled.  Peel and use or eat!
  • If you are preparing this recipe as gluten-free, just be sure to use a brand of hummus that is known to be GF.
  • Nutritional Information per appetizer: Calories 37.5, Total Fat 2.1g, Saturated Fat .4g, Cholesterol 50mg, Sodium 80mg, Potassium 53mg, Carbohydrates 2.4g, Dietary Fiber .7g, Sugar .4g, Protein 2.6g
  • Weight Watchers Points per appetizer:  SmartPoints: 1, PointsPlus: 1, Old Program: 1
SOURCE:  RecipeGirl.com

Here are a few more egg appetizers you might enjoy:

Disclosure:  This recipe was created in partnership with Eggland’s Best.  I only write about products that I already use in my kitchen- and this is one of them!  RecipeGirl.com maintains full editorial control of the content published on this site. As always, all thoughts, opinions, and enthusiasm for products are entirely my own.

20 Responses to “Spicy Cucumber Stacks”

  1. postedJun 9, 2016 7:17 AM

    I didn’t know that their eggs have more vitamin D in them than regular eggs! I’ll have to look for them. And these cucumber stacks would make such a great appetizer!

  2. postedJun 9, 2016 7:37 AM

    I love how cute these are.  Perfect for entertaining!

  3. postedJun 9, 2016 12:29 PM

    Oh I totally love this!! What a fun and unique app idea! (these are my favorite eggs, btw!)

  4. postedJun 9, 2016 1:47 PM

    These look amazing! You seriously made each one perfect!

  5. postedJun 9, 2016 2:08 PM

    Whoa, this is awesome! I love hard boiled eggs and never get a chance to have them since no one else in the house likes them (weirdos!) Seriously creative and I love spicy!

  6. postedJun 9, 2016 8:53 PM

    Bite-sized food is my favorite and I just love that these are a little more healthy! 

  7. postedJun 10, 2016 7:19 AM

    Ohhhhh, these are perfection! Great appetizer!

  8. postedJun 10, 2016 7:51 AM

    Such an easy idea, but sounds so good! My husband would love these, especially the extra Sriracha on top!

  9. postedJun 11, 2016 12:27 PM

    Perfect summer appetizer! Can’t wait to make! 

  10. postedJun 12, 2016 1:23 AM

    Such a nice party appetizer!

  11. postedJun 12, 2016 5:19 PM

    I am obsessed with cucumbers but usually just eat them sliced plain. I need to try these stacks because I always have all of these ingredients. Perfect for summer entertaining too!

  12. postedJun 12, 2016 6:14 PM

    Fabulous for summer entertaining, Lori. Love the simplicity and how pretty they are!

  13. postedJun 13, 2016 4:49 AM

    these are a great idea! kind of like a deviled egg minus a lot of the work and a bit healthier, I’m all for it!

  14. postedJun 13, 2016 7:54 AM

    Oh, Lori – I just LOVE this idea! So creative! Such a great combo of flavors and textures, and really perfect as an easy summer appetizer for all those backyard cookouts and neighborhood potlucks! I am absolutely pinning this to share! Thanks bunches, too, for sharing our Hummus Deviled Eggs recipe – that was so sweet of you! Happy summer! 😀

  15. postedJun 13, 2016 6:03 PM

    Cucumber and hummus is a great idea! Lately I’ve been obsessed with tzatziki and pita chips too.

  16. postedJun 13, 2016 7:16 PM

    These sound so dang tasty and healthy! This would make a perfect lunch for me!

  17. postedJun 14, 2016 4:43 AM

    I need to be working out more too!! Beach bound soon – this would be an amazing post work out snack

  18. postedJun 16, 2016 5:41 AM

    You seriously just took some of my favorite summer foods and combined them into one genius appetizer. And those hard boiled eggs are cooked to perfection!

  19. postedJun 20, 2016 4:28 PM

    Elegant, flavorful and healthy – so perfect!

  20. postedJun 21, 2016 12:39 PM

    I love this for a perfect afternoon snack, but great for a party too.

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