Cucumber and Smoked Salmon Bites
Indulge in the elegance of our Cucumber and Smoked Salmon Bites, a perfect blend of freshness and sophistication. These low-carb appetizers are not only visually stunning but also incredibly flavorful. With crisp cucumber rounds serving as the base, they feature a delicate layer of cream cheese (or dairy-free alternative) and a slice of sumptuous smoked salmon. Garnished with fragrant dill sprigs or zesty capers, each bite is a symphony of textures and tastes that will impress your guests and elevate any occasion to a new level of culinary delight.
1 cucumber, thinly sliced into rounds
4 ounces smoked salmon, sliced into small pieces
4 ounces cream cheese (or dairy-free cream cheese alternative)
Fresh dill sprigs or capers for garnish
Lemon zest (optional)
Black pepper (optional)
1. Prepare the Cucumber Slices:
Wash the cucumber and slice it into thin rounds. You can peel the cucumber if you prefer, but it's not necessary.
2. Prepare the Cream Cheese:
If your cream cheese is too firm, allow it to soften at room temperature for a few minutes to make it easier to spread.
3. Assemble the Bites:
Take a cucumber round and spread a small amount of cream cheese (about a teaspoon) onto it.
Place a piece of smoked salmon on top of the cream cheese.
Garnish each bite with a sprig of fresh dill or a caper. You can also add a touch of lemon zest and a sprinkle of black pepper for extra flavor if desired.
Arrange the Cucumber and Smoked Salmon Bites on a serving platter.
These elegant and low-carb appetizers are perfect for parties, gatherings, or as a light snack. They offer a delightful combination of cool cucumber, creamy cheese, and the rich, smoky flavor of salmon. Enjoy!