Sunflower Chive "Cheese" Cucumber Bites

BY : PUBLISHED : December 31st, 2014 UPDATED: September 29th, 2022

Perfect for a party, these are seriously  tasty AND very festive looking! They're a cinch to whip up, and come together in no time. Best served chilled so make them ahead and pop them in fridge for an hour or so. The recipe makes about 50 pieces, perfect for a party, but you can half it if you prefer. Enjoy!

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Easy Cucumber Bites with Sunflower Chive Cream Cheese

Renee Press
Perfect for a party, these cucumber bites are seriously tasty AND very festive looking! They're a cinch to whip up and come together in no time for a cucumber snack idea everyone will love!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer, Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 124 kcal
DIET Vegan


  • 1 cup of raw sunflower seeds
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • 2 Tablespoons of raw red onion chopped
  • ½ cup of chopped chives + some for garnishing
  • 1 garlic clove chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons of nutritional yeast
  • 2 Tablespoons of fresh lemon juice or to taste
  • ½ cup of water or more as needed to get a creamy consistency
  • 4 large cucumbers


  • Combine sunflower seeds and salt in the bowl of a food processor. Process for 10-20 seconds until they form a fine powder. Add onion, chives, garlic, nutritional yeast, lemon juice, and water and process again for 1 to 2 minutes, until super creamy. You will likely have to scrape down the sides once or twice. Set aside.
  • If desired, peel cucumber lightly in alternating rows, to create a pretty striped effect on the outside. Slice into 1-1.-inch pieces.
  • Spread a spoonful of the sunflower seed mixture on top of each cucumber and place it on a plate or platter. Continue until done, sprinkle with chopped chives if desired.


  • Cucumber bites are best served chilled so make them ahead and pop them in the fridge for an hour or so. 
  • The stuffed cucumbers recipe makes about 50 pieces, perfect for a party, but you can easily half the recipe for smaller groups. 
  • If you want to get fancy when making healthy cucumber snacks, use a piping bag to pipe the sunflower cream cheese in a rosette on each cucumber slice.


Calories: 124kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 5gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gSodium: 151mgPotassium: 345mgFiber: 3gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 115IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 35mgIron: 1mg
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About Renee Press

Renee Press is the founder of Fire and Earth Kitchen in Seattle WA. which offers cooking classes, food coaching, and chef services. She's on a mission to make vegan, gluten-free cooking easy, accessible, and delicious for everyone.

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