Cucumber Cups with Dill Cream and Smoked Salmon

Cucumber Cups with Dill Cream and Smoked Salmon

Appetizers and Snacks Vegetable

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.

Servings per recipe: 12
Calories per serving: 49
Preparation time: 40m
Total cooking time: 40m


  • 1 1/3 large cucumbers
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 ounces smoked salmon, cut into 2-inch strips
  • 24 small fresh dill sprigs


  • 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.

Nutrion facts:

Total Fat 3.8g 6%
    Saturated Fat 2.0g  
Cholesterol 13mg 4%
Sodium 103mg 4%
Potassium 82mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 1.5g  
Dietary Fiber 0.2g  
Protein 2.7g 5%
Sugars 1g  
Vitamin A 247IU  
Vitamin C 2mg  
Calcium 16mg  
Iron 0mg  
Thiamin 0mg  
Niacin 1mg  
Vitamin B6 0mg  
Magnesium 7mg  
Folate 5mcg