Smoked Salmon on Cucumber Rounds

TIMEDecember 26, 2021

These are so easy to make and so fresh and creamy. I love serving this at cocktail parties; all my friends with gluten sensitivities are incredibly appreciative!

smoked salmon cucumber
Cold, crisp cucumber rounds make a refreshing alternative to bread or crackers. (Victoria de la Maza)

Makes about 24

  • 2 medium cucumbers
  • 4 ounces smoked salmon
  • 6 tablespoons whipped cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Wash the cucumbers to remove the waxy layer. With a vegetable peeler, make alternating stripes. Slice the cucumbers into 1/4- to 1/2-inch rounds and blot with paper towels.

To assemble, spread a layer of cream cheese on each cucumber round, top with a layer of smoked salmon (cut or folded to size), and season with lemon juice and ground pepper. Serve cold.

Victoria de la Maza is an award-winning cookbook author, columnist, and international TV host. Passionate about great food, she combines American traditions with her European heritage to create classic-with-a-twist recipes and ideas for stylish entertaining at home. Subscribe to her weekly newsletter, "Diary of a Serial Hostess,” at