Cucumber Cups with Dill Cream and Smoked Salmon

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Classic combos are classic because the flavors go well together! Dill, cucumber, and smoked fish are combined with a bit of lemon to perk things up. Small pieces of smoked trout would be a good substitute for the salmon in this pretty, easy, no-cook hors d'oeuvre. Cucumber cups can be assembled and kept chilled in an airtight container 1 day ahead of time.

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Prep Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
24 cucumber cups

Ingredients

  • 1 ⅓ large cucumbers

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill

  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest

  • ½ teaspoon fresh lemon juice

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 4 ounces smoked salmon, cut into 2-inch strips

  • 24 small fresh dill sprigs

Directions

  1. Trim ends from cucumbers and cut crosswise into 24 (3/4-inch-thick) rounds. Scoop a 1/2-inch-deep depression from one side of each round with a small melon-baller, forming little cups. Drain cucumbers, cup sides down, on paper towels for 15 minutes.

  2. Beat cream cheese, chopped dill, lemon zest, lemon juice, and black pepper together in a bowl. Spoon 1/2 teaspoon cheese mixture into each cucumber cup. Top each cup with 1 salmon strip and 1 dill sprig.

Cook's Note:

You can substitute reduced-fat cream cheese for cream cheese, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

49 Calories
4g Fat
2g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 49
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 13mg 4%
Sodium 103mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 2mg 11%
Calcium 16mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 82mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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