Cucumber Cups Stuffed with Spicy Crab

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62 Responses

  1. Kelly
    July 7, 2011 10:20 am #

    What a fantastic and delicious idea!! I love this and am printing this recipe as we speak! Gorgeous presentation as well! :)

    • Jaxie
      July 7, 2011 10:51 am #

      Thank you!! If you try it, let me know how it goes!

  2. Adora's Box
    July 7, 2011 10:41 am #

    I like the combination of cool cucumber and spicy crab filling. Lovely presentation.

  3. Lindsey@Lindselicious
    July 7, 2011 11:23 am #

    Love it! When I have things like this I feel less guilty since the veggie is up in there. LOL- I am not opposed into being tricked into eating something this cute and delish.

    • Jaxie
      July 7, 2011 11:31 am #

      Thanks! I think if you used low-fat/fat-free sour cream and cream cheese, these will be super low cal!

  4. Sandra's Easy Cooking
    July 7, 2011 8:20 pm #

    Fantastic idea..very creative, delicious, fresh and healthy! Perfect in every possible way!

  5. Deborah Dowd
    July 8, 2011 3:42 am #

    This looks like a great summer appetizer or tapas!

  6. chinmayie @ love food eat
    July 8, 2011 6:31 am #

    looks great! I love the cucumber cup idea. I can even make some veggie stuffing for it. I think it can be a great party snack :)

    • Jaxie
      July 8, 2011 8:41 am #

      Veggie sounds great, maybe artichoke? Yum!

  7. Sues
    July 8, 2011 7:15 am #

    I love hollowing cucumbers out and stuffing them with hummus, etc. But spicy crab? That sounds so, so good!

  8. Maria
    July 8, 2011 9:36 am #

    They look gorgeous! A friend made these for a cocktail party this past winter but she used a Greek cheese spreadto fill the cucumber cups. I think I’d prefer this spicy crab filling with the cool, fresh cucumber cups. I’d love to serve these at my sister’s bridal shower luncheon which I am hosting here at home, just hoping I will find the time to prep the cucumbers!

  9. Elodie Jane Amora
    July 8, 2011 10:51 am #

    great for parties! :)

  10. Kadri
    July 8, 2011 1:04 pm #

    Great idea. I have done them myself with cream cheese filling.

  11. Mama's Gotta Bake
    July 8, 2011 2:47 pm #

    I absolutely love this appetizer. They look great. I always wanted to make the cucumber cups, but I never knew what to put in them. I will give this a try!

  12. Linds
    July 21, 2011 10:00 pm #

    Hi! These look delicious! What did you sprinkle on top of them? Was it Cayeene Pepper and green onions? I can’t wait to make these!

    • Jaxie
      July 22, 2011 9:03 am #

      Thanks Linds! It was just a little paprika for color, but chili powder or cayenne would be great also =)

  13. Cookin' Canuck
    September 28, 2011 12:44 pm #

    These make such a lovely appetizer – so pretty and I’ll bet the taste is awesome. The fresh cucumber with the creamy mixture would make it impossible for me to stop eating these.

    • Jaxie
      September 28, 2011 1:04 pm #

      Thank you!

  14. Brandi
    December 6, 2011 9:55 am #

    It says to serve within 2 hours of making. Is this all or just the cucumber part? Can the crab mixture be made ahead of time?

    • Jackie
      December 6, 2011 1:36 pm #

      Yes, you can make the crab mixture up to 24 a head of time, just store in tupperware in the fridge.

  15. Serena
    December 19, 2011 1:52 pm #

    These look so good! :) I have two questions, what kind of crab meat are you using? Canned? Also, how spicy is it? Just a little tangy? Can’t wait to try it!

    • Jackie
      December 19, 2011 4:07 pm #

      I’ve used it with both fresh and canned. Either way, just make sure you drain off as much liquid as you can or it will get watery. It’s not too spicy, if you are worried, just keep tasting as you add the spicy stuff and adjust to your taste :)

  16. Melissa
    December 19, 2011 4:12 pm #

    …I came across this recipe of yours on Pinterest…..I’m SO making this for an appy this weekend! Thank you! What a GREAT recipe!

    • Melissa
      December 19, 2011 4:22 pm #

      …Do you have a suggestion, for an alternate to brown mustard?

      • Jackie
        December 19, 2011 4:35 pm #

        Not sure. Make it without and see how it tastes. Maybe a bit of mustard powder, or even a tiny bit of cream style horseradish?

  17. amanda
    December 20, 2011 6:12 pm #

    I’m planning on making this for Christmas, about how many servings does this make?

    • Jackie
      December 20, 2011 9:19 pm #

      It really depends on how thick you cut the cucumber slices and how full you fill fill them. But about 18-24 cucumber cups.

  18. marisela
    December 24, 2011 1:22 pm #

    i read comment about making stuffing ahead. would that be all the ingred. including the crab. i want to make the stuffing tonight and serve in cups for brunch but wasnt sure if i can add the crab to mix and let it sit for the 24 hours. help

    • Jackie
      December 24, 2011 2:16 pm #

      If you want to make the filling ahead, the best way to do it is to mix every together except the crab and the salt. Right before you fill the cups, add the crab and a pinch of salt. Make sure the crab is drained well. Enjoy!

  19. marisela
    December 24, 2011 1:23 pm #

    can you add the crab to the mix and let is sit overnight also or mix with out the crab and let it sit. help

  20. marisela
    December 24, 2011 2:28 pm #

    thanks and sorry for the doulble comment!
    happy holidays

  21. Lynne
    January 8, 2012 5:12 pm #

    This looks like a healthy option to satisfy my sushi craving! Thanks!

  22. ashleigh
    January 16, 2012 3:56 am #

    looks delish! can you recommend another meat that might go well with this besides crab? i want to make it for a party, but some guests don’t eat seafood…

    • Jackie
      January 16, 2012 8:03 am #

      I would try doing artichoke heats instead of crab. Just chop them up pretty good.

    • Beth
      February 14, 2012 6:16 am #

      I bet chicken would work.

  23. BiteDelite
    January 19, 2012 3:16 pm #

    Awesome! I made diferent version with brie cheese, walnuts and freshly ground pepper:

  24. Amy
    February 3, 2012 11:27 am #

    I do these all the time for wedding and use chicken salad

  25. jacie
    February 4, 2012 9:31 am #

    Would immitation crab meat work just as well?

  26. Beth
    February 14, 2012 6:17 am #

    Pinning! This looks both easy and elegant.

  27. Tee
    February 23, 2012 10:26 am #

    I tried this out over the weekend and I have to admit I was disappointed. =(

    1/2 teaspoon of salt is WAY TOO MUCH for this recipe! It was soooo salty for my pallet and practically inedible.

    I made it for my dad’s b-day and he LOVES food like this and he only ate about 2-3 of them over the whole weekend.

    I suggest not even adding salt until you taste test the filling after it’s prepared, then add salt as desired.

    • Jackie
      February 23, 2012 10:31 am #

      Thanks for the feedback! I’ll correct the recipe. I have had so many people make these and haven’t yet had that comment, but I can see where that may be a bit much. It also depends on the other products you use and the sodium content in those.

  28. Laquisha
    March 6, 2012 10:56 am #

    I love cucumbers! I like to make tuna salad and put it on top of sliced cucumbers for a healthy lunch. I can not wait to try this recipe, it looks yummy!!! Thanks!

  29. Teresa
    March 13, 2012 1:29 pm #

    Do you know how many carbs are in these?

  30. limefish studio
    March 16, 2012 5:42 am #

    Just wanted to share that this has been featured on our SMITTEN: SPRING 2012 GUIDE!

  31. Mithila
    March 31, 2012 2:00 pm #

    My BFF and I just made this today and its soooo good!!!! I don’t even want to take it to Girl’s Night, I want to eat it all myself!!!

    • Jackie
      March 31, 2012 2:04 pm #

      Yay!! That makes me so happy :)

  32. Anneke
    April 4, 2012 1:28 am #

    This looks like such a healthy fresh snack! Would love to try it. Thanks for sharing. :)

  33. Carol
    April 8, 2012 4:18 am #

    I am going to try this recipe with lobster!

  34. abi
    April 8, 2012 6:16 am #

    looking at those pictures made me drool! I really want to try this recipe one of these days! keep on inspiring us! :D

  35. candice
    April 16, 2012 6:39 pm #

    nice idea! i think im gonna try making this with a guacamole filling cause im not big into sea food part :)

    • Jackie
      April 16, 2012 6:47 pm #

      Sounds fabulous! Also, artichoke dip is great as well, or hummus :)

  36. joojooo
    April 23, 2012 2:17 pm #

    looks good!! i’m going to try to make it :)

  37. sandy
    May 9, 2012 11:06 am #

    I have not done the crab but I will. I did make diced ham salad and filled the cucumbers…yum!

  38. Staci
    May 14, 2012 7:16 am #

    I was wondering instead of crab can I use tuna but add those same ingredients??

    • Jackie
      May 14, 2012 9:17 am #

      I don’t think it would work out, but I’ve never tried it. If you don’t like crab, or can’t find it, try to use artichoke hearts instead. You can also substitute just about any dip that you like that you think could be eaten with cucumbers. I’ve had people say that they served these with that buffalo chicken ranch dip that everyone makes and it turned out really great.

  39. cecy
    May 17, 2012 12:18 pm #

    Do you know how many carbs this dish has? Its very delicious, thank you for the recipe!

    • Jackie
      May 17, 2012 1:39 pm #

      Thank you! I’m not sure. made it and calculated the stats but I can’t remember.

  40. Debbie
    May 30, 2012 3:25 pm #

    Think ill try to make a shrimp version, my daughter allergic to crabmeat

    • Jackie
      May 30, 2012 5:09 pm #

      You can also sub any dip that you love, people have been using cold artichoke dip and loving the results. Just a thought!

  41. ybus
    June 7, 2012 8:02 pm #

    we eat a paleo diet and this will so fit in with a few modifications. the presentation is what totally does it for me. with always trying to make things fun for the children, this will be a hit! thanks!

  42. Jessica
    July 15, 2012 4:57 pm #

    Made these tonight. Very good! After tasting the original recipe, we added some horseradish. WOW! Next time, we’ll do more horseradish, less hot sauce.