Smoked Salmon Cucumber Canapes Recipe
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Smoked Salmon Cucumber Canapes Recipe

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“This is the one appetizer that I'm always asked to bring to parties. It's simple, comes together quick and is always a winner," says Judy Grebetz of Racine, Wisconsin.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES:44 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES: 44 servings


  • 2 medium cucumbers, peeled
  • 4 ounces smoked salmon, flaked
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon capers, drained
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 6 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 27mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.


  1. Cut cucumbers in half lengthwise; remove and discard seeds. In a small bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Spoon into cucumber halves.
  2. Wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 3-4 hours or until filling is firm. Cut into 1/2-in. slices. Yield: about 3-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Smoked Salmon Cucumber Canapes in Light & Tasty December/January 2008, p37

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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kdavidson2 User ID: 2748913 170618
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2012

"I have made this numerous times, but only once the way the recipe says. I found that the filling falls off the cucumber, so I modified it, and I get great reviews each time. Here's what I do: I take a medium cucumber without seeds and finely dice it. I add that in with the salmon mixture, although I double the salmon, capers, dijon, pepper and add another Tbsp of lemon, plus 1/2 of a small onion (can change all these amounts to suit taste and to account for the addition of the cucumber added into the mix). After the mixture marinates for a few hours, I serve it scooped into endive boats, or into hollowed out cherry tomatoes, or with celery sticks, or on cucumber slices, but any vegggie-type delivery means may work depending on your tastes. Both dieters and non-dieters love this recipe, assuming that they like smoked salmon. It is a strong flavored dish, but yummy and healthy! I gave it only 4 stars because I modified it so much, but my version gets 5 stars in my book!"

Susan's Kitchen User ID: 5575002 169458
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2011

"This appetizer was a hit at my superbowl party. Everyone loved and it was the first empty plate."

jmbullock User ID: 3278397 170617
Reviewed Jun. 2, 2010

"This is a pungent appetizer with very sharp flavors - not for the food timid."

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