Are you a sweet, salty, or cheesy kind of person? Of course, if this was a multiple-choice question, I would check all three options. This is how I created a last-minute, no-bake cucumber appetizer that moonlights as a snack.
I don’t know about you, but I am always the hungriest while making dinner. When I follow the recipe I end up tasting my way through a serving size of baked ziti or this Mexican spaghetti recipe.
While I waited for a pot to boil I realized I was scraping the sides of the cheddar cheese spread I found on clearance at Kroger.
Do not judge me for either the word cheese spread or clearance bin.
As I hit the sides of the tub I looked at the details on the bottom of the container and realized everything in moderation is better. So I grabbed a cucumber and sliced it up. Veggies are the great equalizer to cheese spread and a salty pretzel twist just adds the right amount of salty crunch.
And that is how I created a no-bake appetizer (or snack) with pretzels and essentially cheese whiz in a tub or a can. This is a no-judgment recipe.
CUCUMBER SNACK INGREDIENTS
The ingredients are uncomplicated. Everything is shelf stable except for the cheese unless you opt for Velveeta.
- cucumber slices (zucchini would also work)
- Cheddar or Jarlsberg cheese spread or any soft cheese
- pretzel squares or hugs (the pretzels that look like a hug).
No baking is required you just layer these up with the cucumber as the base. Followed by the cheese spread and topped off with the pretzel. The pretzel holds in the cheese and makes it easier to grab off of a plate.
Chill before serving ( and chill the cucumber appetizers). Sorry, I had to say it.
That’s it! Now this is not an appetizer for a fancy party. This is better with your besties who know you are not reliable in the kitchen or a last-minute girls’ happy hour with everyone bringing something from the fridge. And you can make this snack mix. if you are feeling sweet and salty.
SHOP MY KITCHEN FAVORITES
I love Crate & Barrel’s serving trays.
These 6″ plates are portion control staples.
I would love it if you pinned this recipe to your snack or appetizer boards or follow me on Pinterest.