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These delightful Cucumber Smoked Salmon Appetizers are perfect for summer entertaining and parties.

Ready in just 20 minutes, combining simple and fresh ingredients: cream cheese, lemon, dill, cucumber, and smoked salmon, they are as delicious as they are pretty!

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Cucumber Smoked Salmon Appetizers

The full ingredients list and instructions are found in the printable recipe card at the end of this post. I highly recommend reading all the way through for any tips or substitute suggestions, to ensure that you have any specialized ingredients and equipment required and that you understand the steps and timings involved.

Cucumber Smoked Salmon Appetizers are simple, healthy, and delicious and can be ready in just 20 minutes.

Serve them at your next cocktail party, for brunch, or even as a light lunch!

Not only are they quick and easy to make, but they also look super elegant on any party spread.

Cucumber and smoked salmon always make great finger food for entertaining, and these little rolls of deliciousness will leave your guests wanting more – they’re THAT good!

You can use the same ingredients in this recipe to make pretty canapes – spread the cream cheese mixture over squares of rye bread, and add thinly sliced cucumber and smoked salmon on top. Finish with a small frond of dill and some lemon zest – amazing!

Cucumber & Smoked Salmon Appetizer Ingredients

Ingredients & Equipment Used In This Recipe

While most ingredients can be bought in grocery stores, for your convenience, any specialized or notable ingredients (and equipment) needed for this recipe have been listed below and linked to Amazon or other stores if available online.

It does not include staple ingredients such as oil, salt, and pepper, as you’re likely to have those in your kitchen already. The complete list of ingredients with measurements is found in the recipe card.

  • ProteinSmoked Salmon
  • Fresh ProduceLemons, Dill, Cucumber
  • DairyCream Cheese
  • Capers

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How To Make Cucumber & Smoked Salmon Appetizers

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How Do I Make Cucumber Smoked Salmon Appetizers?

Check out the printable recipe card below with full ingredients and instructions. Any demonstration photos do not print out to save your ink.

How to Make Cucumber Smoked Salmon Appetizers

Cucumber Smoked Salmon Appetizers

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

These delightful Cucumber and Smoked Salmon Appetizers are perfect for summer entertaining and parties.


  • 8 oz (225g) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tsp lemon zest, preferably organic
  • 2 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp capers, drained
  • 3 Tbsp fresh dill, chopped
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 1 large seedless cucumber
  • 2 oz (55g) smoked salmon


  1. In a large bowl, combine the cream cheese with the lemon zest, lemon juice, capers, and fresh dill. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and stir to combine. Set aside.

    Cream Cheese & Lemon Zest

    Capers added to Cream Cheese

    Dill added to Cream Cheese
  2. Chop the ends from the cucumber and thinly slice lengthwise with a mandoline slicer or a vegetable peeler.

    Cucumber Slices
  3. Spread one to two teaspoons of the cream cheese mixture along the length of each cucumber slice, adding an extra bit at the far end to help secure once rolled.

    Strip of Cucumber with Cream Cheese and Smoked Salmon
  4. Top with small pieces of smoked salmon and tightly roll the cucumber into a rollup. If necessary, use toothpicks to hold each appetizer together.

  5. Repeat with the remaining cucumber slices and filling. Serve immediately and enjoy!

    How to Make Cucumber Smoked Salmon Appetizers

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 228Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 61mgSodium: 638mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 7g

This site uses Nutritionix to provide estimated nutrition. Nutritional information is always approximate and will depend on the quality of ingredients used and serving sizes. If you need exact calories and macros, please do your own calculations.

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