5-Minute Healthy Party App Idea: Feta Hummus Cucumber Rounds

Cucumber Hummus Feta RoundsI couldn’t show up empty-handed to my friend’s book club. I definitely couldn’t walk to the grocery store (do you know how cold it’s been in Boston lately??). I had ten minutes to solve this problem.

My solution: the remnants of a store-bought tub of hummus, a zip-loc bag, some feta crumbles, a lone cucumber I found in the bottom drawer of my refrigerator and pepper. Bing bang boom.

Cucumber Hummus Feta Rounds

This is the laziest of lazy finger foods, but it’s healthy, delicious, and deceptively fancy-looking with the freshly ground pepper. And if you like to keep things dairy-free, just omit the feta. I feel like a hack posting it, but everyone at book club loved it and insisted I share on P&I, so here it is! The next time you’re looking for a ridiculously easy, sorta-homemade appetizer, whip these up—your guests will love ‘em!

Feta Hummus Cucumber Rounds

Yield: 12-20 (depending on size of cucumber)

Feta Hummus Cucumber Rounds

A 5-minute healthy party app recipe.


  • 1 cucumber, peeled
  • ½ cup plain hummus
  • Handful of feta cheese crumbles
  • Fresh ground pepper
  • 1 zip-loc bag (don’t eat this)


  1. Cut the cucumber into ¼”- ½” slices.
  2. Cut a small hole in the corner of a plastic zip-loc/sandwich bag. Put the hummus inside of it and then squeeze it through the hole in a swirl pattern on top of each cucumber slice.
  3. Sprinkle a couple feta crumbles on top of the hummus.
  4. Grate some pepper on top.

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By the way, the book we read was Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. I really enjoyed reading it but holy sh*t I could not stand the main character, Louisa. I found her painfully pathetic from start to finish, and no matter how hard I tried to sympathize with her, I just couldn’t. Have you guys read it? Discuss in the comment section!

And before you think I’m some inspirational healthy role model snacking on cucumbers at parties, I should add that in addition to keeping things light with my hummus rounds, I also ate four brownies topped with melted Andes mints at book club. Sorry I’m not sorry.

Cucumber Hummus Feta RoundsBefore I wrap up this post, P&I reader Cindy asked me to share a link to her half marathon fundraising page. Having lost family members to cancer, Cindy is running the race this April to help raise money for a cause that has deeply affected her life and the lives of many. I made a small donation, and if you’re interested, you can too here. Best of luck with the race, Cindy! 🙂



  1. Fabulous snack! I may try and bring this to work.


  2. I love this snack idea! My friends and I have bachelor viewing parties, and I’m always at a loss for a healthy yummy snack to bring but this is perfect!

    I actually LOVED Me Before You! I wrote a review of it on my blog (http://laurasbestlife.wordpress.com/2014/01/28/read-me-before-you-by-jojo-moyes/).

    I don’t know how much empathy I had for the main character, but I did love the amount of development Moyes put into each one. I was also really happy when although Louisa started off the book by losing her job, it didn’t segway into a Sophie Kinsella “everything goes wrong” type of book. While I enjoy those for a light read, they aren’t especially my cup of tea.

    I thought the plotline was incredible however, and I would recommend it to anyone!

  3. For pulling it together in such a short amount of time, it looks fantastic! This would even be a great afternoon snack for my little one, she’d love it! Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend!

  4. Thank you Nicole for sharing my link! I am running the 1/2 marathon for all of those have been affected by cancer. Please help donate by clicking on the link above to advance cancer research 🙂 All donations are greatly appreciated, you ARE making a difference!

  5. A great, simple snack/appetizer. Also, loved your info about EVOO recently. Checked my bottle and I definitely must do better! I also loved Me Before You. A Kleenex-ready story!

  6. I loved Me Before You and didn’t see Louisa as pathetic once I got to know her. Her father always put her down, she was always treated as inferior to her sister, and her boyfriend took her for granted. And the trauma of the rape in the maze is what stagnated her growth as an individual and why she was so content to live as an unambitious, working-class person. The fact that she never spoke to anyone about the experience and just buried it had to be damaging to her psychologically. When she finally told Will about it and she heard what she needed to hear–that it wasn’t her fault–it was a turning point for her. She grew into a capable individual who had the courage to make more of her life. I thought it was extremely well-written and enjoyed her character.
    This appetizer is great – thanks for the recipe!

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