Spicy Cucumber Stacks

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Spicy Cucumber Stacks are an easy, delicious and good-for-you appetizer recipe.

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.

Ingredients needed:

  • sliced cucumber
  • prepared hummus
  • hard-boiled eggs
  • Sriracha sauce
  • fresh cilantro

Making Spicy Cucumber Stacks

How to make 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.

Making Spicy Cucumber Stacks

Slices of the hard-boiled eggs top the hummus.

How to make the best hard-boiled eggs:

Place your 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 the 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 have an Instant Pot, my friend Gina has great instructions for how to make hard boiled eggs in the Instant Pot.

Making 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

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

Spicy Cucumber Stacks

You’ll be happy to have this good-for-you appetizer to serve to guests at 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! These are delicious appetizer bites too. Enjoy!

Here are a few more recipes featuring cucumbers that you might like to try:

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Spicy Cucumber Stacks

Easy, healthy appetizer bites!
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Servings 14 appetizers
Calories 39kcal
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword cucumber appetizer, cucumber stacks


  • 1 large hothouse cucumber, sliced into 14 slices
  • 1/2 cup prepared hummus (more or less, as needed)
  • 4 large hard-boiled eggs
  • Sriracha sauce
  • fresh cilantro, for garnish


  • Place the cucumber slices on your serving platter.  Top each slice of cucumber with 2 teaspoons hummus.
  • 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.
  • Drizzle Sriracha sauce on top of each egg slice, and garnish with a cilantro leaf.  Serve immediately.


  • 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.


Serving: 1appetizer | Calories: 39kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 51mg | Potassium: 65mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 89IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg | Blue WW Smartpoints: 1 | Green WW Smartpoints: 1 | Purple WW Smartpoints: 1
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  • Cathy @ Noble Pig wrote:

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

  • Kimberly @ The Daring Gourmet wrote:

    Elegant, flavorful and healthy – so perfect!

  • Jamie Lothridge wrote:

    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!

  • Lauren @ Hall Nesting wrote:

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

  • Jessica – The Novice Chef wrote:

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

  • Maris (In Good Taste) wrote:

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

  • Shelley @ Two Healthy Kitchens wrote:

    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! 😀

  • Gina @ Running to the Kitchen wrote:

    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!

  • Sandy @ RE wrote:

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

  • Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor wrote:

    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!

  • Sylvie wrote:

    Such a nice party appetizer!

  • Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain wrote:

    Perfect summer appetizer! Can’t wait to make! 

  • Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts wrote:

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

  • Brenda @ a farmgirl’s dabbles wrote:

    Ohhhhh, these are perfection! Great appetizer!

  • Julianne @ Beyond Frosting wrote:

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

  • Kacey @ The Cookie Writer wrote:

    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!

  • Meg @ With Salt and Wit wrote:

    These look amazing! You seriously made each one perfect!

  • Aggie wrote:

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

  • Jocelyn (Grandbaby cakes) wrote:

    I love how cute these are.  Perfect for entertaining!

  • Erin @ Texanerin Baking wrote:

    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!