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Liven up your next party or brunch with these elegant Smoked Salmon Appetizer Bites! They include only 5 ingredients and may be made entirely in advance!

Smoked salmon appetizer on marble server

I’m a big fan of appetizers, and could truly make a meal out of them. Grazing is always such a fun way to eat!

While I love snacking on a cheese board and chicken wings, it’s great to have some healthier options like guacamole, white bean hummus and these fresh, tasty Smoked Salmon Appetizer Bites.

These bites incorporate my favorite smoked salmon toast toppings in a delicious low carb, gluten free appetizer.

I’m a huge fan of salmon, and it’s very important to me that it’s sustainable.  Kvaroy Arctic (pronounced “kwa-ray”) is going above and beyond to produce the highest quality farmed salmon, while making sure that the environment is the same as it was when they found it.

Kvaroy’s salmon is great for February, which is American Heart Month, due to their high omega-3 content.  This sustainably-raised salmon actually has double the amount of omega-3’s compared to other farmed salmon, and is raised with no chemicals or antibiotics. You can taste the difference!

I had the privilege of attending a virtual tour of Kvaroy Arctic’s farm, and I’m so impressed by the company’s commitment to sustainability.

You can find Kvaroy Arctic salmon at Whole Foods Market or⁠ shop online at Fulton Fish Market

Smoked salmon bites on a round serving platter

Why you’ll love this recipe:

  • These smoked salmon bites are fresh yet luxurious with a delicious combination of flavors.
  • They’re so easy to make, and include just 5 ingredients.
  • They’re elegant enough for parties or brunches, and they may be made entirely in advance.
  • This recipe is a healthier option for snacking, and is perfect for low carb and gluten free diets.

Recipe ingredients

You only need 5 ingredients for this easy smoked salmon appetizer!

Smoked salmon appetizer ingredients

Ingredient notes

  • Smoked salmon. I used Kvaroy Arctic’s sustainably-raised cold smoked salmon, but you may use your favorite!
  • Cream cheese. I used full fat cream cheese, but you may lighten up this recipe by using low fat or non fat, or substitute part of the cream cheese with Greek yogurt.
  • Cucumber. If you’re not a fan of cucumber, use your favorite crackers or bread as the base.
  • Dill. I highly recommend using fresh dill as it really makes the flavors in the cream cheese shine. You may substitute the dill with fresh parsley or your favorite herbs.

How to make this recipe

These smoked salmon bites are very easy to make, and they may be made completely in advance.

Pro tip: I chose to place a dollop of cream cheese on the cucumber with smoked salmon on top, but you may also place the smoked salmon directly on the cucumber slice and pipe the cream cheese over it for a more decorative touch!

  • Place the cream cheese, lemon zest, lemon juice, dill and salt in the bowl of a food processor. Process until smooth, then taste and adjust the seasoning as necessary.
  • Roll up each piece of smoked salmon, overlapping it as you go.
  • Place one heaping teaspoon of the cream cheese on each cucumber slice. Top each with a piece of smoked salmon and a small sprig of dill. Serve and enjoy!
Lemon dill cream cheese in food processor

FAQS

Is it healthy to eat smoked salmon?

Smoked salmon is a healthy alternative as it is high in protein, omega-3 fats, vitamins and minerals. It may contain an excess amount of sodium, so be sure to check the labels.

Do you need to cook smoked salmon?

Both hot and cold smoked salmon varieties do not need to be cooked and may be eaten straight from the package.

Do you eat smoked salmon hot or cold?

Smoked salmon is extremely versatile and may be enjoyed cold in appetizers, sandwiches and salad, or warm in dishes such as pasta or eggs benedict.

What do you eat smoked salmon with?

Smoked salmon is a wonderful addition to brunch, as it pairs well with poached or scrambled eggs, and is a great topping for toast or bagels and cream cheese. Use smoked salmon in salads, sandwiches and pasta for added protein and flavor, or create elegant appetizers like canapés or crostini.

Recipe notes

  • Pro tip: I chose to place a dollop of cream cheese on the cucumber with smoked salmon on top, but you may also place the smoked salmon directly on the cucumber slice and pipe the cream cheese over it for a more decorative touch!
  • Smoked salmon bites may be made up to one day in advance and stored in an air tight container until ready to serve.
  • Customize the cream cheese by adding garlic, capers or your favorite herbs.
Smoked salmon appetizer with cream cheese and dill

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Smoked salmon appetizer on marble server

Smoked Salmon Appetizer Bites

Smoked Salmon Appetizer Bites are a delicious blend of smoked salmon, crisp cucumber and a flavorful lemon dill cream cheese.  They're low carb, gluten free and the perfect bites for parties and brunch!
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Ingredients

  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup loosely packed dill
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt or to taste
  • 2 english cucumbers cut into 1/2" slices
  • 4 ounces smoked salmon cut into 1 1/2" long strips

Instructions 

  • Place the cream cheese, lemon zest, lemon juice, dill and salt in the bowl of a food processor. Process until smooth, then taste and adjust the seasoning as necessary.
  • Roll up each piece of smoked salmon, overlapping it as you go.
  • Place one heaping teaspoon of the cream cheese on each cucumber slice. Top each with a piece of smoked salmon and a small sprig of dill. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

  • Pro tip: I chose to place a dollop of cream cheese on the cucumber with smoked salmon on top, but you may also place the smoked salmon directly on the cucumber slice and pipe the cream cheese over it for a more decorative touch!
  • Smoked salmon bites may be made up to one day in advance and stored in an air tight container until ready to serve.
  • Customize the cream cheese by adding garlic, capers or your favorite herbs.

Nutrition

Calories: 102kcal, Carbohydrates: 4g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 28mg, Sodium: 223mg, Potassium: 161mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 559IU, Vitamin C: 6mg, Calcium: 39mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.

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