Creamy Cucumber Spread

Diet types:
  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Carol from Alabama.

Portions: 16

Serving size: 2 tablespoons


  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 medium cucumber
  • 1 teaspoon onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon mayonnaise
  • 1/8 teaspoon green food coloring


  1. Set cream cheese out to soften.
  2. Peel, seed and finely mince cucumber and set aside. Mince onion.
  3. Mix cream cheese, onion, salt, mayonnaise and green food coloring in a small bowl and blend until smooth.
  4. Fold cucumber into mixture until evenly blended.

Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  54
  • Protein  1 g
  • Carbohydrates  1 g
  • Fat  5 g
  • Cholesterol  16 mg
  • Sodium  80 mg
  • Potassium  48 mg
  • Phosphorus  20 mg
  • Calcium  17 mg
  • Fiber  0.1 g

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1/2 vegetable, low potassium
  • 1 fat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Analysis includes regular cream cheese. 1/3 less fat or fat-free cream cheese works great, too.
  • Creamy Cucumber Spread makes delightful finger sandwiches on white bread. Cut the crust off bread and cut sandwiches into triangles for fancy appetizers.
  • This recipe is good on low-salt saltine crackers too.
  • Recipe makes approximately 2 cups.

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Creamy Cucumber Spread
JeffinBR says:

This is incredibly delicious. I tweaked it just a little. In addition to finely minced white onion and de-seeded, finely minced cucumber, I added a couple of tablespoons of finely minced pickled jalapeno pepper and carrot combination. Of course, I omitted the salt. Add about 1/2 teaspoon of Mrs. Dash table blend, sprinkle with paprika, refrigerate, and voila! This is a veggie spread that could grace any table.

Jul. 22, 2014, 2:23 PM - Inappropriate review?
Creamy Cucumber Spread

I really like this.

Jul. 16, 2014, 11:51 AM - Inappropriate review?
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Amy91406 says:

Easy to make and super delicious. I did not add the salt and it is still fantastic for a cool snack or sandwich.

Sep. 24, 2013, 5:38 PM - Inappropriate review?
Creamy Cucumber Spread

snacking on this as we speak and it is yummy. even the picky kids like it:) keeper!

Oct. 13, 2012, 4:48 PM - Inappropriate review?
Creamy Cucumber Spread

it sounds wonderful. I live alone and would have to cut receipe in half. I will try it soon and let you know.

Sep. 20, 2012, 9:14 AM - Inappropriate review?
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CharlieAnn says:

This is really good. Cream and works good in a lot of different ways. I put the minced cucumber in a fine mesh strain and let some of the juice drip out and it is even creamier.

Apr. 08, 2012, 3:14 PM - Inappropriate review?
Creamy Cucumber Spread
2happy says:

Prepared this spread for a church social and it was a big hit with everyone.

Dec. 22, 2009, 7:27 AM - Inappropriate review?
Creamy Cucumber Spread

This sounds really good. I make something very similar to this. I slice the cucumber after peeling long way, and scrape out those pesky seeds. Then I slice it as thin as humanly possible. Then I squeeze the slices in a clean dish towel getting as much liquid out of them as I can. I omit the salt, in my humble opinion, it isn't needed, and add 1/4 tsp. of garlic powder instead. I also omit the mayo and use sour cream in it's place. Gives the whole dish a bit of zip. I've never used food coloring, but will the next time I make this. A pale green color sounds attractive!

Jul. 22, 2009, 11:23 AM - Inappropriate review?

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