Diabetes-Friendly Smoked Salmon Cucumber Bites


If you're looking for a delicious and diabetes-friendly appetizer or snack, these Smoked Salmon Cucumber Bites are sure to impress! Packed with flavor and nutrients, this recipe combines the freshness of cucumber with the richness of smoked salmon, creating a satisfying treat that's low in carbohydrates and high in protein.


Whether you're hosting a gathering or simply craving a tasty bite, these bites are easy to make and perfect for any occasion.


  • 1 English cucumber, sliced into rounds
  • 4 ounces smoked salmon, cut into small pieces
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon capers (optional)
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Lemon zest, for garnish
  • Fresh dill sprigs, for garnish


  • Prepare the Cucumber Rounds:
    • Wash the English cucumber thoroughly and slice it into rounds, about 1/4 inch thick. Pat the cucumber slices dry with a paper towel to remove excess moisture.
  • Prepare the Cream Cheese Mixture:
    • In a small bowl, combine the reduced-fat cream cheese, chopped fresh dill, and a sprinkle of freshly ground black pepper. Mix well until smooth and evenly combined.
  • Assemble the Smoked Salmon Cucumber Bites:
    • Take each cucumber round and spread a thin layer of the cream cheese mixture on top.
    • Place a piece of smoked salmon on top of the cream cheese mixture on each cucumber round.
    • If using capers, sprinkle a few capers on top of the smoked salmon for added flavor.
  • Garnish and Serve:
    • Garnish the Smoked Salmon Cucumber Bites with a sprinkle of lemon zest and fresh dill sprigs for a pop of color and freshness.
    • Arrange the bites on a serving platter and serve immediately, or refrigerate until ready to serve.

Nutritional Information (per serving, approximately 2 bites):

  • Calories: 70
  • Total Fat: 3g
    • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 10mg
  • Sodium: 180mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 3g
    • Dietary Fiber: 0.5g
    • Sugars: 1g
  • Protein: 8g

Benefits for Diabetes Management:

  • Low in carbohydrates: The use of cucumber rounds instead of crackers or bread reduces the carbohydrate content of this snack.
  • High in protein: Smoked salmon is a great source of protein, which helps promote satiety and stabilize blood sugar levels.
  • Healthy fats: The omega-3 fatty acids found in smoked salmon are beneficial for heart health and overall well-being.

Enjoy these Smoked Salmon Cucumber Bites as a tasty and diabetes-friendly addition to your menu. They're perfect for parties, gatherings, or as a satisfying snack any time of the day!