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Fancy Appetizer Recipe: Cucumber, Salmon

This recipe is a fun and elegant appetizer idea that will refresh and impress your guestsand it’s easy to put together! Smoked salmon and cream cheese is a delicious combination, and the addition of cucumber lightens this dish and gives it some nice crunch. This is a great option in case you’re running low on time or just want something with a “wow” presentation. To stretch your dollar you could also make a batch just of cucumber cream cheese rolls that will look lovely served alongside the salmon rolls and provide a vegetarian option for people. If you’ve got an upcoming party, try these rolls and get ready for the positive feedback!

Fancy Appetizer Recipe: Cucumber, Salmon & Cream Cheese Rolls

Cucumber, Salmon & Cream Cheese Rolls

Serves 12

Ingredients

  • 2-3 cucumbers, rinsed and patted dry
  • 10-12 oz. cream cheese
  • 12 oz. smoked salmon
  • lemon wedges (garnish)
  • 12 toothpicks or skewers

Directions

  1. Using a mandolin slicer (or being very attentive with a knife) slice your cucumber lengthwise into 12 even strips. Lay cucumber strips out on a flat surface and set aside.
  2. Divide salmon into 12 equal-sized pieces.
  3. Take a knife and gently spread cream cheese in the center of 1 piece of salmon. Carefully roll salmon onto itself and place on one end of cucumber strip.
  4. Gently roll the cucumber away from yourself, thoroughly wrapping the salmon and cream cheese.
  5. Secure roll with a toothpick or skewer and continue with remaining salmon rolls.
  6. Transfer to serving plate, garnish with lemon wedges and enjoy!
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