Cucumber Appetizers with Leek Dip (Dutch Heksenkaas / Witch’s cheese) - Ideal to serve as a snack (and super quick and easy to make in large quantities). And that makes this one of my favorite finger food recipes of the moment. The recipe only has three ingredients! A lovely slim recipe, but 54 kcal per bite.
Cucumber Appetizers with Leek Dip and Bacon
I made these cucumber snacks with leek dip and bacon for my Sunday afternoon grazing board, and they were the first to go! The taste of the creamy leek dip combined with the fresh cucumber and salty bacon was better than expected (and that was not just my opinion!).
They are ready in no time. I think it took me just under 10 minutes to make a plate full of cucumber bites. And that includes slicing, piping the Leek dip, and frying the bacon strips. Great finger food for a cocktail party or New Year’s Eve party.
Only THREE ingredients
This delicious snack has only three ingredients that go very well together: Leek dip, cucumber, and bacon. The creamy Heksenkaas with the fresh cucumber ensures that the snack remains airy. And the bacon, crispy fried, is deliciously salty, which combines wonderfully with the leek dip. Surprisingly little ingredients for a bite that tastes so good.
What do you need for these Cucumber Bite Appetizers?
To prepare these Cucumber Appetizers with Leek Dip and Bacon, you need the following ingredients. You can find the correct amounts in the recipe card at the bottom of the blog:
- Cucumber - this fresh veggie is ideal as an appetizer base. You can keep it for a few hours if stored right. You can slice the cucumber thin and serve them as bite appetizers, but if you want to make it as an entrée, slice them 1 inch thick. Then take a melon ball scoop and spoon the juicy inside out (keep ¼ inch from the bottom). Fill that with the leek dip and top with bacon strips.
- Leek dip - This is a creamy, slightly sweet dip. In the Netherlands, you can get a Leek dip in the supermarket. It’s called Heksenkaas. But if you can’t find it in your store? You can easily make your own Dutch Leek Dip.
- Bacon - slice into thin strips. Bake on low heat for 5 minutes until brown and crispy. Drain on a kitchen towel. They will give a salty flavor to the cucumber bites.
How to prepare these easy Cucumber Bites with Leek Dip?
You can find a printable recipe with a step-by-step description at the bottom of this blog.
- Slice the cucumber into thin slices or in 1-inch parts (to serve as an entrée)
- When using a 1-inch cucumber, scoop out the seeds with a spoon. Don’t go through the bottom (stay ¼ inch (½ cm) from it.
- Put the leek dip in a piping bag with a big nozzle and pipe it on top of the cucumber.
- Fry the bacon until golden brown and top the leek dip with the bacon strips.
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- frying pan
- 1 cucumber
- 1 cup Leek Dip in a tube or piping bag with width smooth nozzle
- 2 oz. Bacon strips
Ingredients you need per step are listed below the step in Italic
- Peel the cucumber.1 cucumber
- Fry the bacon for 5 minutes on low heat and drain on kitchen paper.2 oz. Bacon
- Cut the cucumber into 1 inch (2 cm) pieces or in thin slices for appetizer bites.
- Hollow the cucumber (not through and through, about ¼ cm bottom).
- Pipe some Leek dip on top.1 cup Leek Dip
- Top the cucumber appetizers with fried bacon.