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Cucumber Cups with Dill Cream and Smoked Salmon


"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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40 m servings 49 cals
Original recipe yields 12 servings (24 cucumber cups)

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  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; 3.8 g fat; 1.5 g carbohydrates; 2.7 g protein; 13 mg cholesterol; 103 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Substitute Boursin cheese and add a couple capers. Had this in England about ten years ago, and have been making it ever since.

I tried it the first time with Boursin cheese and capers as mentioned by the one review and it was delicious!

Made homemade Boursin cheese and used. Hubby loved this recipe.

A beautiful and delicious appetizer. The combination of textures and flavors is divine. Didn’t modify the recipe one bit. These will be a party regular for me from now on.

Followed recipe, cumcumber slices were a bit too thick. Good flavor, nice presentation.

Very good! My cucumbers were mature, so the the quarter inch slices were too thick. Next time I will go thinner. And I bought capers based on another reviewers recommendation, but forgot to add...