Smoked Salmon and Cucumber Bites

Perfect for casual entertaining, this easy, no-cook appetizer is a classic combination of crisp cucumber rounds topped with thin slices of smoked salmon and dollop of cream cheese flavored with lemon and fresh dill.

Smoked Salmon and Cucumber Bites

Smoked Salmon and Cucumber Bites

Yield: 36 to 42 pieces
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

A simple, no-cook appetizer of crisp cucumber rounds topped with slices of smoked salmon and a mixture of cream cheese, lemon and fresh dill.

Ingredients

  • 1 English cucumber
  • 3 ounces smoked salmon
  • 3/4 cup whipped cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped (plus more for garnish)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Combine the cream cheese, lemon zest and dill in a small bowl. Season lightly with salt and pepper and set aside.
  2. Trim the tapered ends from the cucumber, slice the remainder into rounds (1/8 to 3/16-inch thick) and arrange them on a serving tray.
  3. Cut the salmon into small strips (about 1 x 1.5-inch), fold them over loosely and place on the cucumber slices. Top each with a small dollop of cream cheese, sprinkle with more fresh dill and refrigerate until ready to serve.