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Cold Smoked Salmon Cucumber Appetizer with Cream Cheese

Cold Smoked Salmon Cucumber Appetizer with Cream Cheese
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If you know me, you know I just love throwing parties—big, small, any kind! And I’m always on the lookout for snazzy yet simple appetizers to wow my guests. Well, here’s a fabulous idea I’ve got to share: Smoked Salmon Cucumber Appetizers with cream cheese. Not only are they a hit for a classy touch at wedding receptions, but they also shine at cocktail parties, anniversary bashes, and even a fancy brunch with friends.

Why Will You Love this Recipe?

  • Super Simple: There’s no cooking involved! Just assemble these beauties and you’re good to go. Perfect for when you want something fancy without the fuss.
  • Looks Fancy, Feels Easy: These appetizers have that elegant look that screams luxury, yet they’re surprisingly affordable and effortless to pull together.
Making Cold Smoked Salmon Cucumber Appetizer with Cream Cheese and Lemon

Recipe Variations

  • Add Some Crunch: Why not sprinkle on some sesame seeds, tiny garlic bits, or even a dash of everything bagel seasoning for that extra oomph?
  • Go Herbal: Add some dill or tarragon to the cream cheese mix for a fresh herby taste that complements the salmon beautifully.
  • Cheese Variations: Feel adventurous with the cheese? Try swapping the cream cheese for goat cheese or a herbed cream cheese for a different twist.
Cold Smoked Salmon Cucumber Appetizer with Cream Cheese

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Smoked Salmon Cucumber Appetizer

Smoked Salmon Cucumber Appetizer

Author: Laura Bais
These smoked salmon cucumber appetizers are not only tasty but also visually appealing, making them a perfect choice for parties, celebrations, or as a light and refreshing snack. Enjoy!
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 3 people
Calories 156.1 kcal


  • 3.5 oz smoked salmon
  • 3.5 oz cream cheese
  • 1 tbsp chives
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp lemon zest
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper


  • Wash the cucumber thoroughly. Slice it into approximately 1/2-inch thick rounds. If you prefer a fancier look, you can peel stripes into the cucumber skin using a vegetable peeler before slicing.
  • In a small bowl, combine the softened cream cheese, lemon juice, lemon zest, finely chopped chives, and black pepper. Stir until all the ingredients are well incorporated and the mixture is smooth.
  • Spoon cream cheese mixture on the cucumber slices.
  • Top each filled cucumber round with a small piece of smoked salmon. For a neater appearance, you can roll or fold the salmon into a shape that fits nicely on the cucumber.
  • Garnish each appetizer with a small sprig of chive. Chill in the refrigerator for about 15-30 minutes before serving to allow the flavors to meld together slightly.


Serving: 1portionCalories: 156.1kcalCarbohydrates: 2.3gProtein: 8.2gFat: 12.8gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.8gMonounsaturated Fat: 3.6gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 363.3mgPotassium: 111.2mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 1.3gVitamin A: 518.6IUVitamin C: 1.7mgCalcium: 38.7mgIron: 0.4mg
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