Stuffed Cucumbers are a delicious and elegant appetizer recipe filled with a dill cream cheese stuffing and topped with red onions, smoked salmon, and capers. 

These stuffed cucumber appetizer bites also make a great lunch or snack option for those following low carb keto diets. 

Stuffed Cucumber Appetizers with Salmon, Red Onion, and Capers on a black serving tray

A Fresh And Delicious Bite

Growing up, I remember eating cucumber sandwiches often. Mom would cut garden fresh cucumbers, spread some mayo on bread, and sandwich those slices with another slice of bread. I always loved the refreshing bite of a cucumber in that sandwich.

I don’t eat as much bread as I used to, so making these Cucumber Appetizers was a great way to relive my cucumber sandwich in a low carb way. When I ate these appetizers, I realized it was the freshness of the cucumber that had me hooked. Everything else was a delicious bonus!

scraping the center out of an english cucumber with a tablespoon.

Smoked Salmon And Capers Without The Bagel

My daughter in love loves smoked salmon on a bagel with cream cheese and capers. The entire time she was pregnat she craved smoked salmon. So, since she did the work of bringing me a fabulous grandson, I decided to treat her with salmon, but do it the low carb way so I could join her!

Cucumbers are the perfect vessel for the cream cheese filling. I went with a combination of cream cheese, mayo, and sour cream and mixed in fresh dill to make it have a fresh flavor combination. These were a huge hit and even my not so much salmon loving son enjoyed these!

Stuffed Cucumbers

What You Need To Make Stuffed Cucumbers

English Cucumbers, these are long slender cucumbers with underdeveloped seeds that are easy to scoop out of the center of the vegetable.

Cream Cheese

Mayonnaise

Sour Cream

Fresh Dill

Red Onion

Smoked Salmon, I love the New Zealand Smoked Salmon from this company.

Capers, which are pickled flower buds, bring all those flavors together. We buy this brand.

cucumber boats with cream cheese stuffing and sprinkled with onion and capers.

Tips and Substitutions

  • Cut the cucumber in half, then use a regular tablespoon to scoop out the center of the english cucumber. 
  • When filling the cucumbers, place a sandwich baggie in a glass much and transfer the cream cheese mixture to the baggie. Snip an end off the corner of the baggie and pipe the stuffing into the hollowed out cucumber.
  • Add a couple of teaspoons of dry ranch dressing or Italian dressing.
  • Instead of cutting the cucumber in half, cut them in slices and spread the cream cheese mixture on top then top with the toppings.
  • Instead of topping the cucumber appetizers with salmon, cut the salmon up in pieces and stir it into the cream cheese mixture to stuff the cucumber with.
Stuffed Cucumber with Salmon, Red Onions, and Capers on a white plate.

More Appetizer Recipes You May Enjoy

Air Fryer Steak Bites

Air Fryer Egg Rolls

Bacon Deviled Eggs

Bacon Wrapped Venison Appetizers

Bang Ban Shrimp

Boiled Shrimp with Old Bay Seasoning

Grape Stuffed Goat Cheese Appetizers

Salmon Sushi Rolls

Mongolian Meatballs

Up close visual of a stuffed cucumber with cream cheese filling topped with smoked salmon, red onions, and capers.

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Stuffed Cucumbers with Salmon and Capers

Shelby Law Ruttan
A fresh crisp and delicious appetizer made with hollowed out cucumbers, a cream cheese filling and a topping of smoked salmon, red onion, and capers.
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Course Appetizer, Fish Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 234 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 english cucumbers cut in half and seeds removed
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp fresh dill
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • ¼ black pepper
  • 4 ounces smoked salmon
  • ¼ cup red onion diced
  • ¼ capers drained

Instructions
 

  • In a large mixing bowl, using an electric mixer, blend together the cream cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, dill, lemon juice, and pepper until creamy.
    Mixing together the cream cheese mixture with an electric hand mixer.
  • Transfer the cream cheese mixture to a piping bag. Pipe evenly into each cucumber boat.
    Piping the cream cheese filling into a cucumber boat.
  • Top each cucumber bite evenly with smoked salmon, red onion, and capers.
    Placing smoked salmon on top of the appetizer.

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Notes

Tips and Substitutions

  • Cut the cucumber in half, then use a regular tablespoon to scoop out the center of the english cucumber. 
  • When filling the cucumbers, place a sandwich baggie in a glass much and transfer the cream cheese mixture to the baggie. Snip an end off the corner of the baggie and pipe the stuffing into the hollowed out cucumber.
  • Add a couple of teaspoons of dry ranch dressing or Italian dressing.
  • Instead of cutting the cucumber in half, cut them in slices and spread the cream cheese mixture on top then top with the toppings.
  • Instead of topping the cucumber appetizers with salmon, cut the salmon up in pieces and stir it into the cream cheese mixture to stuff the cucumber with.

Nutrition

Calories: 234kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 8gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 48mgSodium: 374mgPotassium: 356mgFiber: 1gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 673IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 75mgIron: 1mg
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About the Author: Shelby Law Ruttan

Honeybunch Hunts is a website dedicated to Hunting, Homesteading and Harvesting. Written by Shelby Law Ruttan, author and owner of Grumpy’s Honeybunch, she (Honeybunch) and Phil (Grumpy) have come together in a joint effort to share their knowledge and experience from the woods, to the garden, to the table.

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