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    These smoked salmon cucumber bites are a big hit at any party and they offer a light and refreshing taste any time of the year. Quick and easy appetizer that is also elegant, tasty and perfect for your holiday dinner or special occasion.

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    How To Make This Smoked Salmon Appetizer

    There are 3 simple steps to make these smoked salmon cucumber bites. And the recipe requires only a handful of ingredients. It doesn’t get easier than that.

    1. Add cream cheese, garlic, lemon juice, fresh chives, salt and pepper to the bowl of a small food processor (or to a mixing bowl if you using a mixer) and process until all ingredients are incorporated and creamy.
    2. Using a knife spread the cream cheese mixture on each cucumber slice.
    3. Top with pieces of smoked salmon and serve cold.

    Make Ahead Easy Appetizer

    This has easily become one of my favorite appetizers to serve to guests because you can prepare part of the recipe ahead of time. You can prepare the cream cheese mixture several days ahead and store it in the refrigerator. You can also cut the smoked salmon in pieces. And on the day of your event, you can cut the cucumber slices and assemble the appetizer. If you are short on time, you can even prepare the smoked salmon cucumber bites a few hours in advance (I wouldn’t make them days in advance because the cucumbers won’t taste as fresh).

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    Quick Holiday Appetizer

    Not only is this recipe easy but it is also very quick to make. The smoked salmon cucumber bites are a great last-minute finger food that you can serve for family get-togethers, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, and Easter. I also love that there is no baking or cooking involved. It’s also healthy, naturally gluten-free, low-carb and keto. For Paleo or Whole30 options, you can substitute the cream cheese with mashed avocado.

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    Smoked Salmon Cucumber Bites

    These smoked salmon cucumber bites are a big hit at any party and they offer a light and refreshing taste any time of the year. A quick and easy appetizer that is also elegant, tasty and perfect for your holiday dinner or special occasion.
    Prep Time 5 minutes
    Assembly Time 15 minutes
    Total Time 20 minutes
    Servings 32
    Calories 22kcal

    INGREDIENTS

    • 4 oz cream cheese
    • 1 tsp lemon juice
    • 3 Tbsp chopped chives, divided
    • 1/2 tsp salt and pepper, each
    • 1 large English cucumber, sliced in 1/2" rounds
    • 8 oz smoked salmon, cut into bite-sized pieces
    • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped

    INSTRUCTIONS

    • Whip cream cheese, lemon juice, chopped garlic, 1 Tbsp chopped chives, salt, and pepper.
    • Spread some whipped cream cheese on top of each cucumber slice, and top each cucumber bite with a salmon piece. Garnish with chopped chives, salt, pepper.
    • Leftovers can be refrigerated covered with a plastic foil for a couple of days.

    NUTRITION

    Serving: 1slice | Calories: 22kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 103mg | Potassium: 31mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 76IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg
    Course Appetizer
    Cuisine American
    Keyword cold appetizer, easy appetizer, Gluten Free, holiday appetizer, Keto, Low Carb, smoked salmon appetizer, smoked salmon cucumber bites
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