With the holidays coming full steam ahead, I thought I would offer up a few healthy alternatives for your holiday get-togethers.

Smoked Salmon and Cucumber Appetizers

A light, delicious appetizer that is perfect for any occasion.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Appetizers
Cuisine American, Gluten-Free
Servings 4 Servings


  • 8 Ounces Cream Cheese Softened
  • 1 Teaspoon Lemon Zest preferably organic
  • 2 Teaspoons Lemon Juice
  • 2 Tablespoons Capers drained
  • 3 Tablespoons Fresh Dill Chopped
  • Sea Salt and Black Pepper to Taste
  • 1 Large English Cucumber seedless kind
  • 2 Ounces Smoked Salmon


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the cream cheese with the lemon zest, lemon juice, capers, and fresh dill. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and stir to combine. Set aside.
  • 2. Chop the ends from the cucumber and thinly slice lengthwise with a mandoline slicer or a vegetable peeler.
  • 3. Spread one to two teaspoons of the cream cheese mixture along the length of each cucumber slice, adding an extra bit at the far end to help secure once rolled.
  • 4. Top with small pieces of smoked salmon and tightly roll the cucumber into a rollup. If necessary, use toothpicks to hold each appetizer together.
  • 5. Repeat with the remaining cucumber slices and filling. Enjoy immediately!
Keyword Appetizer, Cucumbers, Smoked Salmon