Crab Cucumber Appetizer Cups
I came up with these little Crab Cucumber Appetizer Cups when I was making sushi one day. No, I am not a sushi artist at all but in the process of reviewing a sushi and sashimi cookbook. I kind of failed at my cucumber crab rolls so they morfed into these wonderfully simple appetizer. I had these whipped up in no time and they will make refreshing and cooling spring/summer hor d’oeuvres. You can jazz up the crab more but I kept it simple with just mayonnaise. A squirt of lemon, pinch of cayenne, a few fresh herbs would all be welcome additions. I just wanted the crab to be with the ginger and avocado and it was simply divine.
The little cucumber cups can be made ahead of time and covered and refrigerated. The crab can also be mixed up ahead. Then a quick stuff and some ginger and avocado and you have an attractive and simple appetizer that everyone will oggle over.
These would make a perfect Easter or hot afternoon appetizer that will disappear on the first round of serving them. Creamy crab, refreshing cucumber with a burst of flavor from the ginger and avocado. A delighful combination of flavors!!
Crab Cucumber Appetizer Cups
A simple crab and cucumber appetizer that is easy and yet elegant.
- 1-2 English cucumbers
- 1 can (120gm.) crab meat, drained
- Mayonnaise to desired consistency
- Salt to taste
- Pickled ginger, cut into small strips and forms into a rose by rolling
- Avocado cut into small triangles
- Take a wide strip from one of the cucumbers, peeling it very thinly like you would an apple, going around the vegetable. Slice into a triangle and lay on a plate. Mix the crab and mayonnaise lightly in a small bowl, season with salt and then set aside. Cut cucumber into 3/4" slices and scoop out some of the seeds with a spoon (a grapefruit spoon works really well for this). Add a dollop of the crab and garnish with the avocado and a small rose of ginger. Serve immediately.
Comments & Reviews
Maureen | Orgasmic Chef says
Those are beautiful appetizers! I’d love to serve something that not only tasted great but was beautiful to look at.
Tara Noland says
Thank you so much Maureen!
O yum! Cute simple and crunchy!! I love the crunch
That not only looks delicious but it’s also healthy! I am always looking for something that will taste good but is also healthy for you.
William Sweeney says
These sound so good! I love crab, what a great summer time appetizer to make with cucumbers!
Elizabeth Lampman says
I am excited to give this appetizer a try. They will be perfect this weekend at my dinner party.
Rachel Hull says
These almost look too pretty to eat! Certainly the perfect dish to pass at a gathering. Loving the drool worthy pics too!
Liz Mays says
Those are entirely too cute for words. I just love these as an appetizer idea!
Ryan Escat says
What a cute idea! I’ll have to try this and I’m sure my wife would also love it. It’s delicious and healthy at the same time.
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Don’t you love how one recipe can morph into something else even better?!? These are an adorable little finger food that I bet go over huge at parties!
I think finger food is great, I love having little bites of food to eat. And what a creative idea to use a cucumber slice as a base, I like that idea a lot.
Lena Burkut says
such delicious appetizer and seem like it is easy to do -I swear I love everything that has a cucumber in it
Olivia Douglass says
Oh yum!!! I would love to make these for our next family get together 😉 We love crab and I am always looking for new recipes!
Dawn gibson-thigpen says
omg this looks so amazing. i mean i think i am gonna have to try it. i love that is looks amazing and is super easy to make.