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Cucumber Smoked Salmon Bites

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Quick and tasty Cucumber Smoked Salmon Bites are the perfect entertaining no cook appetizer. Cool and fresh cucumber slices topped with herb cream cheese and thinly sliced smoked salmon. Great for dinner parties or to enjoy with a summer beverage.

Cucumber and smoked salmon bites on a plate.
Cucumber Smoked Salmon Bites

No cook appetizers are perfect for last minute entertaining. Quick bites like these and the Caprice Salad Sticks make entertaining easy. What makes these little bites so good is that they use few ingredients, there is no cooking involved and you can make them super quick. Oh, and they are delish!

Close up of smoked salmon and cucumber bites.
Smoked Salmon Cucumber Bites

What is This Smoked Salmon Appetizer Like

  • Difficulty – These little bites are easy to make and use few ingredients.
  • Taste – If you love fresh appetizers and smoked salmon, these are a great hit.
  • Serving – This recipe made 16 little bite size appetizers. I would say about four little appetizers per person. Depending on what other nibbles you are serving up.
Cucumber and smoked salmon rounds.
Smoked Salmon Cucumber Slices

Ingredients

  • 1 cucumber cut into 1/2 inch slices (approximately 16 slices)
  • 4 oz smoked salmon cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 cup cream cheese
  • 1 spring onion finely minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped chives
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

NOTE, The full recipe and instructions can be found at the end of the post in the recipe card.

Ingredients to make smoked salmon cucumber bites.
Ingredients to make Smoked Salmon Cucumber Bites

Instructions

  1. Make herb cream cheese – In a small bowl, combine the cream cheese, spring onion, fresh chopped chives, lemon juice, lemon zest and black pepper. Stir well to combine and set aside.
  2. Pat dry cucumbers – Using paper towels, pat dry the cucumber slices and lay out on a plate or a tray.
  3. Top with cream cheese and salmon – Spread a small amount of the cream cheese mixture over each cucumber slice. Top with a small piece of smoked salmon.
  4. Garnish and serve – Sprinkle over a little extra black cracked pepper. Garnish with extra chives if desired and drizzle over a little lemon juice. Serve cold.

Recipe Notes

  • Make ahead filling – You can prepare the cream cheese filling the day before serving. Cover and keep in the fridge until using.
  • Don’t cut cucumber slices too thin – Make sure to cut the slices at least 1/2 inch thick. If they are too thin, they will not be able to support the toppings.
  • Dry cucumber slices – Make sure to completely dry the cucumber slices. Otherwise, they may go a little soggy.
  • Use a sharp knife – Smoked salmon is delicate, so you’ll need very sharp knife to cut the small pieces.
  • Prep ahead – You can completely prepare these up to about 2 hours before serving. Wrap them in plastic wrap and keep them refrigerated until serving. Garnish just before serving.
  • Serve cold – For best results, please serve these cold. If they are sitting around too long, the cucumber slices will go soggy and the cream cheese mixture will go a little runny.

Substitutions

  • Cream cheese – You can use any kind of soft spreadable cheese for this recipe. Mascarpone would work really well.
  • Fresh chives – You can also use fresh dilltarragon or basil.
Close up of cucumber smoked salmon bites.
Smoked Salmon Cucumber Bites

Serving Suggestions

  • At a brunch – These would go great on a brunch table any time of the year.
  • With other appetizers – If you’re planning a little get together, these little bites would go great alongside so many other nibbles. Why not serve it alongside the Cucumber & Mascarpone Cheese Sandwiches and the Leek & Bacon Mini Quiche.
  • Serve them as a starter – If you’re planning a dinner party, these would make a great starter.
  • Nibbles with drinks – Serve them on a big tray with a glass of bubbly to your friends.
Cucumber smoked salmon bites on a white plate.
Cucumber Smoked Salmon Bites

Frequently Asked Questions

Is smoked salmon cooked or raw?

Smoked salmon is fully cooked and is usually served cold with bread, cheese, herbs and spreads.

What is the best way to eat smoked salmon?

Smoked salmon is great in many appetizers and you can serve it on crackers, crisp bread and even soft bread with cream cheese. It also works really well in cold leafy green salads.

Cucumber smoked salmon bites on a wooden tray.
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Cucumber Smoked Salmon Bites

Quick and tasty Cucumber Smoked Salmon Bites are the perfect entertaining no cook appetizer. Cool and fresh cucumber slices topped with herb cream cheese and thinly sliced smoked salmon. Great for dinner parties or to enjoy with a summer beverage.
Prep Time20 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: North American
Keyword: no bake appetizers, no cook appetizers, smoked salmon
Servings: 5 servings
Calories: 115kcal
Author: Julia Pinney

Ingredients

  • 1 cucumber cut into 1/2 inch slices (approximately 16 slices)
  • 4 oz smoked salmon cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 cup cream cheese
  • 1 spring onion finely minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped chives
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, combine the cream cheese, spring onion, fresh chopped chives, lemon juice, lemon zest and black pepper. Stir well to combine and set aside.
  • Pat dry the cucumber slices and lay out on a plate or a tray. Spread a small amount of the cream cheese mixture over each cucumber slice. Top with a small piece of smoked salmon.
  • Sprinkle over a little extra black cracked pepper. Garnish with extra chives if desired and drizzle over a little lemon juice. Serve cold.

*A note on times provided: appliances vary, any prep and/or cook times provided are estimates only.

Nutrition Facts
Cucumber Smoked Salmon Bites
Amount Per Serving (1 serving (approximately 4 pieces))
Calories 115 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 28mg9%
Sodium 251mg11%
Potassium 162mg5%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 393IU8%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 36mg4%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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