Cucumber slices arranged on a plate with a sprinkling of Tajin, a tangy spice blend, on each piece.

Super Easy Cucumbers with Tajin

In Appetizers, Snacks by sarawalkenbach2 Comments

Cucumbers are a classic summer vegetable that can add a refreshing crunch to any meal. But have you ever had them as a snack. Spice up those cool cucs with a sprinkle of Tajin for a tangy citrus kick. These super easy cucumbers with Tajin make a perfect low-calorie snack or appetizer.

Cucumber slices arranged on a platter with tajin sprinkled on top.
Easy appetizer, 2 ingredients and ready in minutes. Low in calories, but not on crunch and taste.

Looking for a quick and easy sweet snack, try Apple Cinnamon Energy Balls.

Only 2 Ingredients

Yes! Only 2 ingredients in this super easy snack.


Cucs are an excellent source of hydration. With a water content of around 96%, cucumbers can help keep you cool and hydrated. They also contain:

  • Vitamin C, vitamin K, and potassium
  • Are low in calories
  • High in antioxidants

If you don’t have homegrown cucs, English cucumbers, the longer skinnier ones, or the mini cucumbers are both great options.

Cucumber slices arranged on a plate with a sprinkling of Tajin, a tangy spice blend, on each piece.
Cool off with this tangy crunchy snack. Perfect for a light appetizer too.


Tangy and irresistible, Tajin is a tasty blend of mild chili peppers, lime and sea salt. It’s perfect sprinkled on top of so many things, especially this Tex-Mex Salad.

If you think tajin will be another spice that hangs out in your cupboard for an eternity, think again. This delightful spice blend is fantastic on so many things, especially fruit:

  • Mangoes
  • Pineapple
  • Watermelon
  • Eggs
  • Corn
  • Rim of margarita glass
  • Avocados

It’s a staple in our house. It’s not too spicy, just perfectly tangy.

How to Cut the Cucumbers

No matter how you slice it, this crisp snack is tangy and delicious… and so dang easy!

  • Slices
  • Sticks
  • Quarter Chunks

It doesn’t matter how, just make this snack happen. A mandolin is the easiest way to cut up a cucumber in uniform pieces.

Cucumbers sliced on a mandoline.
Mandolines make slicing cucumbers a breeze.

Cut, Sprinkle, Enjoy

Once your cucs are cut to desired shape, sprinkle them with tajin, and enjoy. That’s it. Seriously, that’s it!

These make the perfect afternoon snack. When you want something crunchy, and don’t buy chips, because you would eat the whole bag (guilty), slice up some cucs and sprinkle with Tajin!

If you need a recipe to follow, see below, but it’s the easiest thing you’ll ever make. Simple and delicious.

Should I take the seeds out of the cucumber?

English cucumbers tend to be “burpless”. If using English or mini cucumbers no need to remove seeds, unless you don’t prefer them. Homegrown cucumbers tend to have a lot more seeds. To remove these seeds, cut the cucumber in half lengthwise. Using a spoon scrape out the seeds.

Should I peel the cucumber skin off?

The skin is where a lot of vitamins and minerals are at, however, the store-bought cucumbers that aren’t wrapped in plastic (like the English cucumbers) are covered in an edible wax to help preserve them. Peel this off if you don’t prefer.

Cucumbers sliced thin on a mandoline, sprinkled with tajin, and a bite enjoyed.
Crunchy cucs, sprinkled with tangy tajin make the perfect snack or appetizer.

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Cucumber sliced thin with a sprinkling of tajin, a tangy spice blend of chili peppers, lime, and salt.

Cucumbers with Tajin

Sara Walkenbach
This 5-minute, 2-ingredient snack is crisp, cool, and tangy. It's perfect as an appetizer too.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 2 people
Calories 19 kcal



  • 1 Cucumber Homegrown or English or 3 Minis
  • 1/2 tsp Tajin


  • Cut cucumbers into slices with a mandoline or knife.
  • Arrange a single layer of cucumbers on plate or platter. Sprinkle with Tajin. Add another layer on top of that and sprinkle with Tajin. Repeat if necessary. Enjoy!



Calories: 19kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 1gFat: 0.3gSaturated Fat: 0.03gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.04gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.01gSodium: 193mgPotassium: 215mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 354IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 22mgIron: 0.4mg
Keyword 2-Ingredient App, 5 minute appetizer, Cucumbers with Tajin, healthy snack, Light & Refreshing Snack
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    1. Author

      Thanks Phyllis. You will love it. Not too spicy.

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