Cucumber Rounds with Smoked Salmon Mousse

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Quick and easy to make finger food perfect hors d'oeuvres or even as a mid-day snack. Rich and creamy smoked salmon mousse on top of light refreshing cucumber rounds.

 
  
. Prep
15 min.
Cook
0 min.
Ready In
45 min.
24 servings
Low Cholesterol, Trans-fat Free, Low Carb, Sugar-Free, Low Sodium
 
Metric measurements

Ingredients

8ounces cream cheese at room temperature
2ounces smoked salmon
1x lemon juice few drops*
3tablespoons heavy whipping cream
1x white pepper to taste*
2each english cucumber seedless*
1x watercress leaves for garnish, (optional)*
* not incl. in nutrient facts

Directions

Combine the mousse ingredients in the bowl of food processor and blend until the mixture is smooth.

Chill at least 30 minutes.

Cut each cucumber crosswise into approximately 20 slices, each slightly less than 1/4 inch thick.

Cucumbers can also be peeled, striated with fork tines or cut into decorative shapes with biscuit cutters.

Assemble hor d'oeuvres no more than an hour before serving by softening the mousse with a wooden spoon and putting it in a pastry bag with a leaf tip.

Pipe mousse on top of each cucumber slice and garnish with a small watercress leaf.

NOTE: If you prefer, you can slice the cucumbers a bit thicker than 1/4 inch and make a small hollow for the filling in the center of the slice with a melon-ball scoop.

First published: last updated: 2013-08-21

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 13g (0.5 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 4190% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 13mg 4%
Sodium 40mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A 3% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 1% Iron 1%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?