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Cucumber Cups with Dill Cream and Smoked Salmon

Rated as 4.32 out of 5 Stars
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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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Ingredients

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

Directions

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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.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • You can substitute reduced-fat cream cheese for cream cheese, if desired.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 49 calories; 3.8 1.5 2.7 13 103 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

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

Most helpful critical review

I must have missed the boat with this recipe. Seems everyone who reviewed it, loved it. I thought it was nasty and threw it out.

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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.

I made this for a Christmas party and it went over very well. Even people who 'weren't sure' about it liked it after they gave it a try. I used the long English cucumber with little to no seeds...

I must have missed the boat with this recipe. Seems everyone who reviewed it, loved it. I thought it was nasty and threw it out.

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.

I did not make changes. They turned out beautifully. All were eaten and enjoyed by my guests, with many “Yums”. Healthy to boot.

Delicious appetizers. Made with lactose free cream cheese and bit of sour cream. Could have cut cucumbers a bit thinner. Used hot house cucumbers with soft skins, could have used Persian or Arme...