Cucumber Appetizer

An easy, refreshing, tasty appetizer exists! This nutrient-dense snack food is always a hit. Feel free to replace white beans with chickpeas, hummus style; or, blend the two for variety!

My Recipe


  • 1 can of white beans, thoroughly rinsed.
  • 1 jar of pitted olives. I used kalamata.
  • 4 TB of sun-dried tomatoes (look for preservative/sulfite-free, if sensitive)
  • 2-3 TB of pine nuts
  • 2-3 English Cucumbers, washed and sliced at an angle (approximately 1/4 inch thick each)
  • 'Fancy' toothpicks
  • 2 TB tahini or ground sesame seeds (Za'atar works REALLY well for this recipe!)
  • 1/4-1/2 c water, to dilute as desired

Additional Info

In processor or 'bullet' blender, combine beans, 1/4 cup water, sun-dried tomatoes, pine nuts, tahini (or za'atar-this may require a bit more water), and blend until smooth. Add water as desired, if too thick for your liking. You want the blend to be thick enough not to drip over edges of cucumber slices. Spread mix onto freshly sliced cucumbers and place an olive and a toothpick onto each slice (for stability). Enjoy!

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