Hors D’oeuvres or amuse bouche two different names for one delicous bite.
Easy Smoked Salmon and Goat Cheese Cucumber Bites
These smoked salmon and goat cheese cucumber bites have to be the easiest hors d’oeuvres you will ever make. Four ounces of smoked salmon blended together with two ounces of goat cheese, piped (this is the easiest method and looks beautiful), on top of a crisp, cool cucumber bite and everyone is happy to snack. This recipe makes about 15 pieces, but it is the easiest recipe to increase or decrease according to your needs. It makes for a classy presentation worthy of a mother’s day brunch offering, bridal shower snack bite or even a game day finger food. The blend of smoked salmon pairs with the goat cheese so that neither flavor is overwhelming on the palate. Add some fresh dill and you have a winner in a relatively short period of time.
The Benefits of Smoked Salmon and Goat Cheese hors d’oeuvres
I am sure we all know the benefits of eating fatty fish such as salmon, but in most recipes that feature smoked salmon, cream cheese is used. However in these cucumber bites, I have chosen to use goat cheese instead. Opting to use goat cheese means more than 80 fewer calories than traditional cream cheese per 100 gram serving. Goat cheese also contains fewer carbohydrates, less fat and more protein then cream cheese. Pair all of these pluses with the phenomenally rich, creamy flavor of goat cheese and why wouldn’t you make the switch.
Hors D’oeuvres, finger foods and appetizers
Continuing my current trend towards healthy finger foods I came up with these lightened up smoked salmon and goat cheese cucumber bites that make a quick hors d’oeuvres for a crowd. They are easy to assemble, taste absolutely delicious and look super elegant on the table. Depending on the gathering, oftentimes hors d’oeuvres, finger foods and appetizers can be the only dishes you serve. A well balanced variety of snack foods with a glass of wine or a cocktail allows the conversations to flow and people to co-mingle, yet still end up feeling full and satiated. Now, in my opinion, that is a successful party!
Quote of the Dish: It’s better to get the nutrients for healthy skin from food, not supplements. Salmon, walnuts, blueberries, spinach… lots of my favorite foods happen to be amazing for skin too. – Gail Simmons