Smoked Salmon Appetizer With Cucumber (Cucumber Salmon Rolls)

Smoked Salmon Appetizer With Cucumber (Cucumber Salmon Rolls) – easy to make, healthy, fresh and impressive appetizer made with smoked salmon spread and cucumber sliced into ribbons, rolled together for a fancy look.

Smoked salmon and cucumber appetizer rolls on a white plate

This Smoked Salmon Appetizer With Cucumber is one of the easiest and cool looking things you can make for parties, if you are a fan of salmon. And salmon goes well with cucumber, so the ingredient list is simple. Great last minute appetizer (I don’t recommend making it in advance).

The best part – these not only deserve to be called the best smoked salmon appetizers, but they are also Keto, gluten and sugar-free and low-carb.

You can top this easy smoked salmon appetizer with capers, chopped dill or chives to give it a fresher look.

I’ve stuffed the cucumber ribbons with a smooth and creamy spread of cream cheese and smoked salmon, but you can also spread some seasoned cream cheese over the cucumber and lay a layer of thinly sliced smoked salmon over, then roll.

What ingredients do I need to make this cucumber salmon appetizer?

  • Smoked salmon (Either hot smoked or cold smoked will work, since we are turning it into a spread in the food processor. Use whichever kind you choose)
  • Cream Cheese
  • Dijon Mustard
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • garlic powder (optional)
  • dill

Cucumber salmon roll ups on a plate

What salmon to use to make this smoked salmon horderves recipes?

You can either use milder, cold smoked salmon or lox or use smokier hot smoked salmon. In this quick smoked salmon appetizer recipe I used cold smoked wild salmon from Costco.

How to make this smoked salmon appetizer with cucumber? Directions and tips:

  1. Combine all ingredients for the spread in a food processor. Pulse until smooth and creamy. Mixture should be thick.
  2. Wash the cucumbers and do not peel. (This will keep their shape better, when cut into thin strips).
  3. Using a wide vegetable peeler or a thick knife (more difficult), slice the cucumber into thin, 1/8 inch ribbons lengthwise.
  4. Using paper towels carefully dry the cucumber slices.
  5. Spread cream cheese mixture over the cucumber ribbons, leaving about 1 inch at the end. Roll into roll ups.
  6. Serve immediately or refrigerate for 2-3 hours.

Can you make these cucumber salmon roll ups in advance?

While you can make the filling in advance, I do not recommend assembling these simple smoked salmon appetizers in advance. The cucumbers will start to release water and make the bites soggy. Cream cheese salmi filling may start to dry out (the exposed parts of it), even if it is wrapped in plastic.

Smoked salmon appetizer with cucumber on a white porcelain plate

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Servings: 16

Smoked Salmon Appetizer With Cucumber

Prep Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
5 mins
Smoked Salmon Appetizer With Cucumber (Cucumber Salmon Rolls) - easy to make, healthy, fresh and impressive appetizer made with smoked salmon spread and cucumber sliced into ribbons, rolled together for a fancy look.

Ingredients

  • 4 oz Smoked salmon — Either hot smoked or cold smoked will work, since we are turning it into a spread in the food processor. Use whichever kind you choose
  • 6 oz Cream Cheese
  • 1/2 tsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder — optional
  • 1 tsp dill
  • 2 seedless English cucumbers

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients for the spread in a food processor. Pulse until smooth and creamy. Mixture should be thick.
  2. Wash the cucumbers and do not peel.
  3. Using a wide vegetable peeler or a thick knife (more difficult), slice the cucumber into thin, 1/8 inch ribbons lengthwise.
  4. Using paper towels carefully dry the cucumber slices.
  5. Spread cream cheese mixture over the cucumber ribbons, leaving about 1 inch at the end. Roll into roll ups.
  6. Serve immediately or refrigerate for 2-3 hours.
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: smoked salmon appetizer

Nutrition Information

Calories: 50, Fat: 3g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 13mg, Sodium: 128mg, Potassium: 82mg, Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 2g, Vitamin A: 190%, Vitamin C: 1.1%, Calcium: 17%, Iron: 0.2%