Smoked Salmon Cucumber Canapés

Difficulties: Medium     Prep Time: 25 min     Total Time: 25 min     Yield: Makes 24 to 36


  • 1 seedless cucumber cut into 24 to 36 quarter-inch slices
  • 2/3 cup whipped cream cheese
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried or fresh dill, finely chopped (if fresh)
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • Pinch kosher salt
  • Pinch black pepper
  • 4 ounces thinly sliced smoked salmon
  • Fresh dill for garnish
  • 2 tablespoons caper berries


  • 1

    Arrange cucumbers on a serving platter.

  • 2

    In a small bowl, combine cream cheese, dill, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Fill a pastry bag fitted with a large star tip with cream cheese mixture and pipe onto cucumber slices.

  • 3

    Cut salmon into small thin slices, roll, and place onto cucumbers. Garnish with fresh dill and a caper berry.


For a more colorful vegetarian canapé, omit the salmon and garnish each cucumber with ½ cherry tomato, a sprig of dill, and a caper berry.