This Smoked Salmon and Chive Canapé recipe makes for a fun and elegant appetizer…and it’s quite delicious, too!
My wife and I love to entertain. Neighbors, coworkers, friends, friends of friends…heck, even the dogs. There is just something about inviting people over for good conversation and good times! But have you ever noticed that guests will always (and I mean always) gather in your kitchen?
You can have a beautiful table laid out with all sorts of appetizers, and people will still end up in the kitchen! That’s fine as long as you don’t have any cooking or preparing to do during the party. Today’s post is an excellent party recipe because it is both simple and it can be made entirely in advance. That’s right…you can actually enjoy your own party!
Traditional canapés are finger foods on small crackers or pieces of bread. These Smoked Salmon and Chive Canapés are a twist on the traditional as the cucumber serves as the base instead of bread. The chive and cream cheese mixture is simple to make and adds an incredible layer of flavor to this recipe.
Tip: I used a mandolin to create the super thin strips of cucumber. Also, seedless cucumbers are a better than regular cucumbers for this recipe.
Note: If possible, use smoked wild salmon. It might be a bit more expensive than the farm-raised version, but the extra flavor is well worth the difference in price!
These Smoked Salmon and Chive Canapé
Smoked Salmon and Chive Canapé
- 2 seedless cucumbers
- 8 oz. cream cheese slightly softened
- ¼ cup chopped chives
- 10 oz. smoked salmon thinly sliced
- Mix the softened cream cheese and chives in a bowl until well combined. (The closer the cream cheese is to room temperature, the easier it will be to mix.)
- Using a mandolin, carefully slice the cucumbers lengthwise into 1/4″ thick strips.
- Fold each cucumber strip in half lengthwise.
- Top with small amount of cream cheese mixture.
- Place small piece of smoked salmon on top.
- Carefully roll up cucumber slice and secure with toothpick.
- Serve chilled.