Smoked Salmon & Dill Cucumber Canapés

Impress your guests with these ridiculously simple yet deliciously elegant canapés. They work as brilliantly at an afternoon brunch as they do at an evening soiree.

Prep Time:  20 minutes
Cook Time: N/A
Yield: 10 Servings


  • 1/2 cup light cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup minced red onion
  • 4 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 TB lemon zest
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • 1 english cucumber, sliced into 40 rounds
  • 12 oz sliced smoked salmon, sliced into 40 pieces
  • 1 bunch fresh dill, leaves torn into pieces


Combine cream cheese, onion, lemon juice, lemon zest, and salt in a small bowl. Reserve. Arrange cucumber slices on a large platter, top each with one piece of salmon and ½ tsp cream cheese topping. Garnish with one small piece of dill.


These may be made the morning of the party, just top with a lightly dampened paper towel and plastic wrap to keep them fresh.