Like HowStuffWorks on Facebook!

BLT Cukes

BLT Cukes

BLT Cukes


Makes 8 to 10 pieces


3 slices crisp-cooked bacon, chopped
1/2 cup finely chopped lettuce
1/2 cup finely chopped baby spinach
1/4 cup diced tomato
1-1/2 tablespoons nonfat mayonnaise
Pinch salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 large cucumber
Minced parsley or green onion (optional)


  1. Combine bacon, lettuce, spinach, tomato and mayonnaise. Season with salt and pepper; set aside.
  2. Peel cucumber. Trim off ends and slice in half lengthwise. Use spoon to scoop out seeds; discard seeds. Divide BLT mixture between cucumber halves, mounding in hollowed areas. Garnish with parsley. Cut into 2-inch pieces.


Make these snacks when cucumbers are plentiful and large enough to easily hollow out with a spoon. You may make these up to 12 hours ahead of time and chill until serving.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1 piece
Sodium 72 mg
Protein 2 g
Fiber <1 g
Carbohydrate 2 g
Cholesterol 3 mg
Saturated Fat <1 g
Total Fat 2 g
Calories from Fat 50 %
Calories 26

Dietary Exchange

Free Free

Check out more recipes for Snacks