Cucumber Cups with Smoked Salmon Salad - An adorable appetizer that adds an elegant touch to any special occasion. Can easily be made using basic kitchen tools! | foxeslovelemons.com

I LOVE party food. Little bites of special things that you don’t get to eat every day. Finger foods. CrunchiesThings lined up in perfect rows.

Beautifully arranged platters that stay beautifully arranged for just a moment. Party guests lurking in the kitchen balancing cocktails and snacks.

I love hosting parties where I can make as many of these little things as will possibly fit on my kitchen counter.

I try to make something for everyone, but one of the luxuries of this type of party is that you can make some things that may not appeal to every single guest, and that’s OK.

As long as you have lots of options, people are free to skip the bites that don’t appeal to them.

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Cucumber Cups with Smoked Salmon Salad - An adorable appetizer that adds an elegant touch to any special occasion. Can easily be made using basic kitchen tools! | foxeslovelemons.com

Cucumber Cups with Smoked Salmon Salad

Yield: 10 cups
Prep Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 English cucumber
  • Kosher salt
  • 2 ounces smoked salmon, finely chopped
  • 2-1/2 tablespoons Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon minced red onion
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh dill
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons horseradish
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. With a vegetable peeler, peel cucumber until no dark green skin remains. Cut off ends of cucumber, then cut cucumber crosswise into 10 pieces. Using a small melon baller or spoon, or the tip of the vegetable peeler, scoop out inside of each piece to form a cup, leaving a 1/4-inch border around edges and on the bottom. Lightly sprinkle cucumber cups with salt, then place, cup side down, on paper-towel lined baking sheet for 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, stir together remaining ingredients.
  3. Using a small spoon, fill cucumber cups with salmon mixture. Serve immediately.

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