Cucumber Salmon Bites

These tasty and adorable cucumber cups are the perfect appetizer for game day or an elegant party. Omega-3-rich and flavorful salmon and high-protein Greek yogurt come together to make a decadent yet healthy filling with a crisp crunch of cucumber in each bite.


  • 2 long English-Style cucumbers
  • 1 (6oz) can Wild Alaskan Salmon - No Salt Added, water removed
  • 1/2 cup Fat Free plain Greek Yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons diced red onion
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Chives, diced for garnish
  • Dash of hot sauce (optional)

Makes 14


  1. Rinse cucumbers. If you want a fancier look, run a regular vegetable peeler down the length of the cucumber about a half inch apart all the way around.
  2. Slice the cucumber into about 2 inch tall pieces. Using a melon baller or a metal 1/2 teaspoon measuring spoon scoop out the inside of the cucumber pieces but don't go all the way to the bottom. Leave the bottom intact to form a cup.
  3. In a mixing bowl combine salmon, yogurt, lime juice, onion, salt and hot sauce (if using) and mix well.
  4. Using a Tablespoon measuring spoon, spoon 1 tablespoon of the salmon mixture into each cucumber cup, filling it and mounding it up on top.
  5. Garnish with a sprinkle of smoked paprika and some chives. Serve chilled.

Notes: English cucumbers are longer and more narrow than regular cucumbers and they have a light sweet flavor and are often wrapped in plastic. English cucumbers, sometimes called "seedless" or "burpless" can be found in the produce section of the grocery store.

If you don't prefer salmon, try this recipe with light tuna packed in water or canned light meat chicken packed in water.

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Nutrition facts

Yields 14

  • calories: 21
  • calories from fat: 2
  • cholesterol: 5mg
  • potassium: 6mg
  • protein: 3.7g
  • sodium: 59mg
  • sugars: 0.6g
  • total carbohydrates: 1.2g
  • total fat: 0.2g
  • trans fat: 0.0g
Photograph by Kelly Dabel. All rights reserved. Used with permission.

Disclaimer: cannot guarantee a recipe that has been scaled to make a different number of servings from the original.

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