Smoked Salmon Cucumber Cups Appetizer

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Reminiscent of lox, with Smoked Salmon, Capers and Dill in the recipe, then paired with the crunch of a fresh Cucumber. So delicious!

This is a very easy Appetizer to make yet presents itself very elegantly. There is a whole lot of flavor in this little Cucumber Cup. If you like Smoked Salmon, you have to give this one a try!



  • 5-6 Ounces Smoked Salmon, shredded
  • 1/2 Cup Mayonnaise
  • 1/3 Cup Red Onion, thin sliced and diced
  • 1 Large English Cucumber
  • 3-4 Cherry or Grape Tomatoes
  • 1 & 1/2 Tablespoons Capers
  • 2 Tablespoons Fresh Dill, chopped

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1.  Using a vegetable peeler, peel the Cucumber skin to create a striped pattern as you see here.

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2. Slice the Cucumber into 1 inch pieces, you should get 11 to 12 slices. Use a melon baller to hollow out the centers of each piece without going all the way through as you see here. This will create our cup for the filling.

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3. Slice the Cherry or Grape Tomatoes and insert one slice into the bottom of each Cucumber cup.

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4. Time to make the filling. In a medium size bowl stir together the Smoked Salmon, Mayo, Dill and Red Onion, with a fork until well combined.

5. Using a spoon, fill the Cucumber Cups with about 2 Tablespoons of the filling. It should be slightly over filled and mound it on top.

6. Add a few Capers to the top of each mound of filling by simply pressing them on top.

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Serve immediately or cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Recipe by: Hot Dish Homemaker

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I love cooking for family and friends and decided to create the Hot Dish Homemaker blog as a forum to share my recipes and love for cooking. I hope you will inspired to try my recipes and share them with your friends and family! Enjoy!

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