Chicken Salad Cucumber Bites

-Toni Sicola, Executive Editor, Health and Wellness Professional

I have to say that I’m in love with these bite-sized beauties. I can’t wait to have a party and try stuffing all kinds of new fun recipes into little cucumber cups. Chicken salad was merely my first run. There are countless fun appetizer possibilities using this self-contained genius idea (which I found here)! This time, I threw away the centers without thinking. Next time, I’m saving them for a smoothie and will report back my findings!

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I made these for our first Healthy Holiday Meal Competition at ACMC, and they were a big hit. I’ll be reporting the winning recipes for all three events once we get through them. Stay tuned for that!

Ingredients:

  • 2 chicken breasts (I bought a roasted chicken and used the white meat and will eat the dark meat for dinner tonight!)
  • 3 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 pink lady apple, diced
  • ½ small red onion, diced
  • 2 tbs sunflower seeds
  • 2 tbs pecan pieces
  • 1 tbs gogi berries
  • Juice of one lemon, separated into 2 halves
  • Paprika to taste
  • Garlic powder to taste
  • ¼ to ½ cup 2% Greek yogurt (to taste)
  • ¼ to ½ cup Dijon mustard (to taste)
  • 2 or 3 large cucumbers

Directions:

  1. Mix all ingredients above except cucumbers and ½ lemon juice in a large bowl until combined
  2. Slice cucumbers into about 1 inch slices
  3. Scoop out centers of each piece to create a tiny cucumber cup
  4. Squeeze a little lemon into each “cup”
  5. Using a fork or spoon, place a bite sized portion of chicken salad into each “cup”
  6. Sprinkle a bit of paprika over the top for color

Soon I’ll be trying this with smoked salmon salad, and I might even try something sweet. We shall see!

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