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Smoked Salmon Appetizer

Smoked Salmon & Cucumber Appetizer

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 20 bites 1x


This smoked salmon appetizer is easy and perfect for parties! Cucumber, cream cheese and dill make a crowd-pleasing snack.


  • 1/2 English cucumber (20 slices)*
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise (or Greek or plain yogurt)
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill, plus dill sprigs to top
  • 1 green onion, very finely chopped 
  • 3 ounces smoked salmon


  1. Slice the cucumber into 1/4-inch slices. (If you like, sprinkle a tiny bit of kosher salt onto the slices.)
  2. In a bowl, mix the soften cream cheese with the mayo, Dijon, chopped fresh dill, and chopped green onion.
  3. Place a dollop of cream cheese on each cucumber slice, then top with a small piece of smoked salmon. Top with dill sprigs and serve immediately or refrigerate until serving (up to 1 day in advance).


*Double for a large party to make 40 bites. Try to find an English cucumber if you can: they’re long and thin, and have no seeds and a milder flavor than standard cucumber. You can substitute standard cucumber, but make sure to peel it.

  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: Appetizer
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Keywords: Smoked salmon appetizer