This is one of my favourite appetizers!  I love it because I love cucumbers but also because when I bring it to a gathering, I know I will get some vegetables : ) They are easy to put together and if you don’t like crab use tuna or shrimp or … the possibilities are endless.  Let me know what other ideas you come up with : )

Spicy Cucumber Cups
Spicy Cucumber Cups


  • 3 long cucumbers
  • 1/4 cup Plain Low Fat Greek Yogurt
  • 1/4 cup Light Cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup crab/Tuna meat, excess water removed
  • 1 tsp hot pepper sauce (Tabasco, Franks Red Hot)
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbs minced green onion
  • Garnish with chili powder or paprika if desired


  1. Remove the peel from the cucumbers using a vegetable peeler. Cut the cucumber into 2 inch slices. Using a small melon baller, scoop out most of the inside. You want to leave the walls and a thick portion of the bottom intact.
  2. In a bowl, combine the sour cream and the cream cheese with a fork until well combined. add the remaining ingredients and stir until combined. Fill each of the cucumber cups with the crab dip.
  3. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Serve within 2 hours of making.

382 calories, 44g protein, 14g of carbohydrate, 4.2 g of fat (use less cream cheese to reduce fat.)