Smoked Salmon Appetizer Bites, gluten free and low carb, are much healthier than a lot of appetizers you see at cocktail parties. Crisp cucumbers slices are topped with a smear of Boursin garlic & fine herbs cheese, smoked salmon, capers and red onions and they are delicious.
You will love these smoked salmon appetizer bites because they can be put together in a matter of minutes and your guests won’t feel guilty eating more than one of these elegant little appetizers. They are so easy that you don’t really need a recipe.
A recipe is a list of ingredients and step by step directions on how to use them to recreate a dish that I have already made. When something is so easy that all it takes is to slice a couple of ingredients and then assemble them, is it a recipe? I don’t know but I still thought I would share how I made the smoked salmon appetizer bites…they are so good.
Smoked Salmon Appetizer Bites
- 1 English (hot house) cucumber, sliced 1/4 inch thick
- 1 package of a soft cream cheese such as Boursin Garlic & Fine Herbs Cheese
- 1 Tbsp. finely chopped chives (optional)
- 1 – 2 Tbsp. of capers, drained
- smoked salmon slices, cut into bite size pieces, (I used part of a 4 oz. pkg. of Spruce Point Gravlax–style salmon by Ducktrap River of Maine)*
- red onion, sliced into small slivers
Cut the cucumbers crosswise into slices about 1/4 inch thick. Add the chopped chives to the cheese and mix. Spread each slice with some of the cheese mixture and press a couple of capers on top. Add a piece of smoked salmon, then garnish with a couple of slivers of red onion.
*My husband and I used to have a home in Maine and we first discovered this salmon when we vacationed in the Mid Coast Region of Maine visiting towns such as Rockland, Rockport, and Camden. I’ve not been compensated in anyway mentioning this salmon from Ducktrap River of Maine. My husband thinks all their smoked salmon products have the best flavor and texture and I thought I’d pass it along.
I took the salmon appetizer bites to a friend’s home along with mini avocado toasts with lobster salad. The appetizers were easy to prepare as well as easy to transport which I find important when you are asked to bring an appetizer to someone else’s home. Both were light yet flavorful and went well with cocktails before our hostess served dinner.
Add the Smoked Salmon Appetizer Bites to your list of quick and easy appetizers as they are perfect when you want to have an impromptu, fun cocktail party. I’m confident that you will make your guests fill special when they see what you are serving them and you will have not spent hours in your kitchen preparing for the party.