Crab-Stuffed Cucumbers

Prep Time
Cook Time
12h 5m
Ready In

"These are supposed to be an appetizer, but I have also made them as boats and served them as the main dish for dinner. Either way, every time I make them I am practically begged to make more. Prep time includes overnight refrigeration. You'll probably have some crab mixture left. I've used it to make seafood melts (toasted English muffin topped with crab mixture and a slice of cheese, then broiled), or in sandwiches (it's really good on croissants), or I've just eaten it with a fork."

Original recipe yields 14 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (50.4 g)
  • Calories 31.3
  • Total Fat - 0.8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 4 mg
  • Sodium - 168.3 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 4.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.6 g
  • Sugars - 1.6 g
  • Protein - 1.8 g
  • Calcium - 12.1 mg
  • Iron - 0.4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 1.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

Combine crab, bell pepper, onion, mayonnaise, dill and pepper in a bowl; cover and refrigerate at least 12 hours.

Step 2

Cut cucumbers into 1-inch thick slices; hollow out seeds to form cups (make sure to leave about 1/4-inch on the bottom). I've found a grapefruit spoon works beautifully for this.

Step 3

If making boats, simply cut the cucumbers in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds.

Step 4

Fill each cucumber slice (or boat) with crab mixture.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



Lovely little appetizers. I made them when company came over for Christmas eve. Very well received!

review by:
(11 Jan 2018)


5 stars and then some! I do apologize I used fresh hand peeled shrimp instead of crab. There were only large packages of imitation crab and 8 oz cans of crab. I only wanted to make 2 servings of appetizers. The fresh shrimp is so good and it was wonderful in the baby cucumbrs. I chopped the shrimp. The amount of mayo is perfect - just enough to moisten but not overwhelme. This recipe will be made again and again - next time with crab.28 Feb 15 Made again but once again with imitation crab - We really enjoy this refreshing healthy appetizer 4 May 16 Third time to be enjoyed and this time with real crab. They disappeared very quickly. 25 May 17 I sliced the cuke in 1/4" sliced and put a tablespoons of the mixture on each. They were one bite appitizers. Thanks Felix I love the recipe,

review by:
(17 Aug 2014)