Cucumber Bites with Cream Cheese and Smoked Salmon

Cucumber Bites with Cream Cheese and Smoked Salmon

An easy appetizer that is as elegant as it is delicious: Cucumber Cream Cheese Bites with Smoked Salmon and Olives. Crunchy cucumbers, filled with creamy cheese, topped with flavorful smoked salmon, and threaded with briny olives create a fun appetizer that is sure to be a great addition to any friend gathering. Plus, they make a healthy snack option and are low carb, so you can feel good about indulging.

Good thing is that these cucumber sandwich appetizers require just a few simple ingredients and minimal preparation, effortlessly transforming ordinary fresh cucumbers into delicious finger food bites.

With this easy recipe, they're an ideal addition to any party menu, ensuring your next party is complete with the perfect appetizer everyone will love.


  • 1 cucumber (long, I prefer English cucumbers for this recipe)
  • 3/4 cup cream cheese (soft, spreadable)
  • 6 ounces smoked salmon
  • 21 green olives (I use Trader Joe's Spanish Manzanilla Olives with pimentos)
Prep time:
15 minutes
Yield: 21 bites | Prep time: 15 minutes |


1. Cut a long English cucumber in half lengthwise, then use a spoon to scoop out the seeds from the center of the cucumber, creating a cavity in each half. Use a paper towel to gently pat dry the cucumber halves, removing any excess liquid (it's a great way to ensure the filling stays in place).
English cucumber cut in half and deseeded.
2. Fill each cucumber half with the softened cream cheese (you can use a knife, small spoon or even a piping bag / pastry bag), then use a knife to smooth the cream cheese filling evenly across the cavity.
English cucumber halves filled with cream cheese and a cream cheese tub in the background.
3. Cut the cream cheese-filled cucumber halves into bite-sized pieces. Wipe the knife clean between cuts if the cheese sticks. Cut the salmon into strips.
English cucumber halves filled with cream cheese cut into bite-sized pieces.
Smoked salmon cut into strips.
4. Place a salmon strip over cream cheese cucumber bite, folding it in half to create two layers of salmon. Thread a manzanilla olive onto a skewer (or a toothpick), leaving some space below it. Then thread the skewer through the smoked salmon, cream cheese, and cucumber bite, ensuring they are securely stacked. Repeat this process for the remaining little bites. (If stacking everything and then threading, the cream cheese may become displaced).
Cucumber bite filled with cream cheese and topped with smoked salmon and pimento stuffed manzanilla olive, threaded on a skewer.
5. Arrange the assembled cream cheese cucumber bites on a serving platter. For best results, serve immediately.
Cream cheese cucumber skewer bites with smoked salmon and manzanilla olives on a serving board.

Recipe Video

Shop products and ingredients I recommend for this recipe:

English Cucumber

English Cucumber
Cream Cheese Spread

Cream Cheese Spread
Cold Smoked Atlantic Salmon

Cold Smoked Atlantic Salmon
Manzanilla Olives with Pimentos

Manzanilla Olives with Pimentos

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Elegant and easy! These taste so good!

Thank you, Diane! Glad to hear you liked these cucumber bites! - Alena

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