Smoked Salmon Cucumber Appetizer Bites are a beautiful appetizer for the holidays or a get together. Thinly sliced english cucumber is topped with goat cheese, chives and smoked salmon and rolled up into a bite sized starter or even an addition to brunch.
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SMOKED SALMON CUCUMBER APPETIZER BITES
Tis the season for fun appetizers.
The holidays might not be like the past years as far as large group gatherings but we can still have a beautiful, delicious spread of food to celebrate the holidays.
Today’s Smoked Salmon Cucumber Appetizer Bites are the perfect addition to your meal. Smoked salmon is paired with creamy goat cheese and chives and rolled up in a thinly sliced english cucumber.
You guys loved my Cucumber Hummus Bites that I shared a few years ago so I thought this might be a nice recipe to share for those that like smoked salmon.
My family loves salmon. We eat it weekly, especially this Mediterranean Salmon. Smoked salmon is a nice twist on the salmon we usually eat at my house.
You often see smoked salmon on Lox. If you are looking for a different way to use smoked salmon than using it on lox, today’s appetizer is one for you.
I love using cucumber in appetizers and in salads.
When I serve a spread of appetizers I like to offer a variety to my guests. Today’s Salmon Roll-ups are one thing I will serve along with this White Bean Artichoke Dip and this Lebanese Hummus Recipe.
WHAT INGREDIENTS ARE IN THIS SMOKED SALMON APPETIZER?
SMOKED SALMON: This recipes uses smoked salmon. You can find this in the seafood section of your grocery store.
CUCUMBER: For this recipe is works best to use a seedless english cucumber. You will want to thinly slice the cucumber into about 8 slices in order to be able to roll the appetizer up.
GOAT CHEESE: Creamy goat cheese works so well in this appetizer. If goat cheese isn’t your thing you could try using cream cheese instead.
I would let the cream cheese come to room temperature a bit before using it so it spreads easier.
CHIVES: Chives are a great addition to these smoked salmon bites. You could also use parsley or dill in place of the chives or in addition.
HOW DO YOU MAKE THIS SALMON APPETIZER?
Use a slicer or a knife to thinly slice cucumber into long strips. Mix the goat cheese, Greek yogurt, and ½ teaspoon chives. Save a few pieces of salmon to use on top of the cucumber rolls.
Chop remaining salmon and add to goat cheese. Mix well. Lay out a slice of cucumber and spread a thin layer of cheese mixture down the middle.
Roll up cucumber and secure with a toothpick.
Place a piece of salmon on top. Sprinkle with a few chives.
WAYS TO MODIFY THESE CUCUMBER ROLL-UPS
CHEESE: If you don’t like goat cheese you can use a different spreadable cheese. Try a flavored cream cheese or try creating a whipped feta cheese.
HERBS: This recipe uses chives. You can also use parsley or dill as a nice addition.
VEGETABLES: Veggies would be a nice addition to these. You can use matchstick carrots or thinly sliced radishes.
- 1 English cucumber (seedless), thinly sliced into strips
- 1 - 5 ounce package goat cheese
- ¼ cup Greek yogurt
- 1 small package smoked salmon
- 1 teaspoon chives, minced or dried
- Use a slicer or a knife to thinly slice cucumber into long strips.
- Mix the goat cheese, Greek yogurt, and ½ teaspoon chives.
- Save a few pieces of salmon to use on top of the cucumber rolls.
- Chop remaining salmon and add to goat cheese. Mix well.
- Lay out a slice of cucumber and spread a thin layer of cheese mixture down the middle.
- Roll up cucumber and secure with a toothpick.
- Place a piece of salmon on top. Sprinkle with a few chives.
You could use cream cheese in place of the goat cheese.