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Smoked Salmon & Cucumber Cream Cheese Appetizers

A lovely twist on the classic Cucumber Cream Cheese sandwiches. Perfect for your next gathering or served with a small side salad for a delicious lunch!
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Appetizer
Servings: 8 appetizers
Author: Tricia

Ingredients

  • 1 large seedless English Cucumber, divided
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt, plus more for garnish
  • 2 tablespoons finely minced red onion
  • 8 slices whole grain bread
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil for toasting the bread
  • 6 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 scallion, finely chopped
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon capers, for garnish
  • Fluer de sel (French sea salt for garnish)
  • 6-8 ounces Wild Caught Smoked Salmon

Instructions

  • Cut the cucumber in half. Peel one half of the cucumber. Slice the remaining half (with peel) of the cucumber in thin slices and set aside.
  • Using a box grater, coarsely grate the peeled cucumber lengthwise, stopping when you get to the seedy center. Scrape the grated cucumber in a small mixing bowl and stir in the vinegar, lemon juice, sugar, salt and red onion. Set aside for at least 15 minutes.
  • Brush the sliced bread on one side with the olive oil and place on a baking sheet. Broil in the oven until lightly browned. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool.
  • Strain the cucumbers through a fine mesh sieve and press gently to remove all the excess liquid. Return the drained cucumber to the small mixing bowl and blend with the softened cream cheese and minced scallion.
  • To serve divide the cream cheese mixture on the bread. Top with cucumber slices, smoke salmon, capers and a sprinkle of flour de sel and fresh ground black pepper.
  • Serve immediately.

Notes

Cucumber cream cheese mixture adapted from Food & Wine