Smoked Salmon Cucumber Appetizers

Smoked Salmon Cucumber Appetizers

I’ve made these salmon cucumber bites for several different gatherings now and they are always a big hit.  They’re a great  finger food…no plate required (just in case you have a cocktail in the other hand).  I like to make the spread ahead of time so the flavors can come together and it has a chance to chill.  Then simply put a dollop on each cucumber slice and they’re ready to serve.   

Note:  I’ve found that Costco has the best buy for the smoked salmon.


  • 8 oz smoked salmon
  • 4 oz full-fat cream cheese (room temperature is best)
  • 1/4 cup Primal avocado mayo ( additional 1-2 tablespoons, if needed)
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced (about 1-2 tablespoons)
  • 2 tablespoons capers
  • 2-3 green onions (about ¼ cup)
  • 2 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½-1 teaspoon dried dill weed
  • salt and pepper to taste (may not need salt if using capers)
  • 1-2 seedless cucumbers



  1. In a food processor, add all ingredients (except cucumbers) and mix until combined.  Taste periodically and adjust mayo, dill weed and salt amounts.
  2. Cut cucumbers into ¼” slices.  Place desired amount of salmon spread onto each slice.  Sprinkle with a touch of dill weed to finish them off.