Tired of bacon? Looking for a healthy keto snack? Make these keto Goat Cheese Cucumber Bites for your next snack! Cucumbers are mostly water and who doesn’t need water on keto?
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Goat Cheese Cucumber Bites
Who doesn't love goat cheese appetizers? Well, maybe some, but that is probably because they've never tried one!
Cucumbers are mostly water - did you know that? You probably did! That is a HUGE PLUS on a keto diet given that keto can be, well, constipating!
These Goat Cheese Cucumber snacks are the perfect way to get more water into your diet in a yummy way!
Not only that, but they are the perfect appetizer and snack for a party or a summer BBQ!
I've seen this type of recipe before, but most people use cream cheese. While that did sound appealing, we are trying to reduce dairy in our house and goat cheese contains less lactose than dairy from cow's so it was a logical substitution for me.
I love cream cheese just as much as the next person, but lately goat cheese has been taking center stage.
So, how can you eat these lovely goat cheese and cucumber snacks?
Well, you can stack 'em and stick a lovely little cherry tomato on top, like this:
OR, you can just leave them as is and eat them on their own like this:
Whichever variety I choose, I eat these as a snack, and I've even been known to eat them as part of a hodgepodge lunch such as this one: goat cheese cucumber bites, cashews, and homemade buns and butter. I know, I know. Not the lunch of champions, but sometimes you do what ya gotta do!
If you haven't tried this spice - you are MISSING OUT! Don't worry, if you don't have a Trader Joe's near you, you can pick it up Everything But the Bagel Seasoning on Amazon.
I mean, I imagine you could get it a Trader Joe's too, but I rarely get in there and I'm kinda an Amazon girl!
This little gem is good for just about anything! I'm going to make my homemade keto bagels and use this as a topping as well. I mean, that was the origination, right?
Does anyone remember the Starbucks Everything Bagel in your pre-keto days? I do......... Sigh... Well, you can create your own now! I have the bagel recipe for you HERE and you can get the Everything Bagel spice on Amazon HERE!
Ok, back to cucumber bites..... Squirrel!
Why Goat Cheese
Did you know the following?
- Goat cheese has more vitamins and minerals than cheese made from cow milk
- Goat cheese has less lactose and is, therefore, easier to digest, especially for those that are lactose intolerant.
- Goats produce more milk than cows
Just some cool facts. We key in on #2 at the moment as we try to decrease dairy (lactose, really) in our house!
Goat cheese has this delicious tangy flavor that doesn't taste moldy and pretty much blends with so many different flavors. Very versatile.
Other Snacks and Recipes You Might Like
Have you tried my Goat Cheese and Cashew based Pesto? You are in for a treat! I made batches of this all the time and use it for stuffed chicken or a topping for my eggs!
- 1 cucumber
- soft goat cheese (I get big packs at Costco)
- 7 cherry tomatoes
- Everything But the Bagel seasoning
- Peel the cucumber and cut into slices.
- Smear goat cheese on the top - as much or as little as your heart desires!
- Sprinkle seasoning on top.
- Leave them as is or stack them, stick a toothpick in and pop a cherry tomato on top!
Serving Size:1 "sandwhich"
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 17Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 19mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 1g
Nutrition is calculated using a third party plug-in. It is best to always validate!