Cucumber Burger Sliders


About this Recipe

Bariatric surgery isn’t about demonizing entire food groups or leaving them out altogether – forever.

Bariatric surgery means slowly building your meals from scratch with the main focus on protein (and fiber). 

But here’s the thing.

You may not be able to tolerate bread any longer once you had bariatric surgery (research shows that starchy foods like bread and pasta may cause more digestive issues – of course, this is different for everyone).

So if you’re looking for an alternative to regular hamburger sliders – these cucumber sliders may be perfect!


Beef chili recipe for after bariatric surgery


1 slider

Ready In:

15 minutes

Nutritional facts per serving:

142 calories

11.7 g protein

10.4 g fat

0.2 g carbs

0.1 g fiber




  • 2 cucumber slices
  • 1/2 tsp zero-sugar ketchup
  • Romaine lettuce leaf, cut to fit
  • 1 oz (30 g) lean ground beef, cooked as a patty 
  • 1/4 slice cheddar cheese, melted
  • 1 tsp sautéed onions
  • 1 pickle

Click here to see the full recipe to make a cheeseburger patty. Use any seasoning of your liking to season the ground beef with before shaping it into a small patty. Spices that go well with ground beef are: onion powder, garlic powder, paprika powder, salt, ground black pepper and cumin powder. Use your own blend to see what you like best!

Omit the cheddar cheese if you’re lactose-intolerant. But if you are using the cheddar cheese, make sure you add it on top of your patty when it’s almost done!

Additional toppings to add to your slider: sautéed mushrooms, jalapeños, cherry tomato halves, melted brie (or any other type of cheese) and beetroot.


Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Stack your cucumber hamburger slider from bottom to top:  1 cucumber slice, ketchup, romaine lettuce leaf, beef patty with melted cheese, sautéed onions, pickle, 1 cucumber slice


Use a cocktail pricker to keep your slider from falling apart.

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