Spicy Salmon Cucumber Bites

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Who else is in sad denial that Christmas is over? It’s always so hard to hop back into the swing of things after such an amazing holiday. Especially when you get to spend time with family and friends you haven’t seen in a few months!


Either way, you can’t wallow in the past, you have to march right into the future! (Can you just see that quote on one of those posters with a cat hanging from a tree?) Luckily it’s rather easy for me to get excited about the future (especially the near one) because it’s almost New Years Eve! What girl doesn’t love an excuse to get dolled up and drink far too much champagne? To kick off a healthy new year, I whipped up these super low calorie and delicious apps for your party, spicy salmon cucumber bites!

healthy cucumber bites

I absolutely ADORE this appetizer. For one, it’s super easy to make. Two, there’s less than 25 calories per bite. Three? It looks absolutely beautiful! The pops of the green paired with the bright pink of the salmon and the ivory of the horseradish cream make these one visually appealing appetizer. Then, you eat one, and your mouth explodes with amazing spicy flavor and the right amount of crunch from the cucumber.

spicy salmon bites

If you don’t have time to roast or bake the salmon, simply buy a package of smoked salmon from the store. Both work just as well. I just love the flakey texture you get when you bake salmon. I topped each bite with a few chops of chive for another added bit of green color. You can top it with dill, rosemary, thyme. Whatever you want! Just do me a favor, don’t sub out the horseradish cream, it MAKES this dish.

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These are the perfect party apps for your New Years soiree because they are cute, pretty, healthy and easy. Plus, the spicy flavor of the horseradish makes these a fabulous compliment to some sweet sparkling wine or champagne! And seriously guys, there’s less than 25 calories PER BITE and 0 points!

Be SURE to check out SHE KNOWS for the delicious and easy recipe here! (Plus recipes for two other light and low-fat apps!)

Nutritional information per bite:

Calories: 21.5
Fat: 1.2 grams
Carbohydrates: 1 gram
Fiber: 0 grams 
Protein: 1 gram
Weight Watchers Points: 0

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  1. Posted by Marnely Rguez-Murray on
    Thursday, December 27th, 2012
    These look delicious! My BFF had these at her wedding with the addition of sushi rice under the salmon, SO good!
    • Posted by claire on
      Thursday, December 27th, 2012
      Oh yum!! I love that idea.
  2. Posted by Julie @ Table for Two on
    Thursday, December 27th, 2012
    25 calories a bite?! that means i can eat your entire platter and still not feel too guilty about it! right? :) haha
    • Posted by claire on
      Friday, December 28th, 2012
      Yep!! :) My mentality at least :)
  3. Posted by domesticfits on
    Thursday, December 27th, 2012
    This is perfect. I'm so making these.
    • Posted by claire on
      Friday, December 28th, 2012
      Thank you darling!! :)
  4. Thursday, December 27th, 2012
    I'm totally in denial that Christmas is over! Which is why being at work is absolute torture. But these cucumber bites is totally making it better. I can't resist anything involving smoked salmon!
    • Posted by claire on
      Friday, December 28th, 2012
      I know!! Oh my god it's so hard to focus
  5. Posted by Laurie McNamara on
    Friday, December 28th, 2012
    OOHHH me gosh! I love these... totally making these for NYE!
    • Posted by claire on
      Friday, December 28th, 2012
      Thanks Laurie!
  6. Posted by PB and Peppers on
    Friday, December 28th, 2012
    Yummy! The cucumber bites look amazing and so healthy, I love it!!
  7. Posted by Aggie on
    Friday, December 28th, 2012
    I am still in Christmas mode (just look at the gifts all scattered and unwrapped under the tree ;) )
    These are my kind of BITES! Yes please! They are beautiful!
  8. Posted by Skylor Powell on
    Friday, December 28th, 2012
    I am totally in denial about being sad! I usually am ready to get back into the swing actually. But when my brother and his fiance left, I felt so bummed! I will send this to my mom - she is on a serious salmon kick right now. Thanks!
  9. Posted by Oh My Veggies on
    Friday, December 28th, 2012
    These are so pretty! I have to admit, I'm kind of relieved about Christmas being over. ;)
    • Posted by claire on
      Monday, December 31st, 2012
      hahaha! :)
  10. Posted by Lizzy Do on
    Friday, December 28th, 2012
    Wow, your appetizers look incredible! Besides being delicious, I love that they're low cal and beautiful! The horseradish cream sounds perfect, too! Happy New Year, Claire!!! xo
  11. Posted by Julia Mueller on
    Friday, December 28th, 2012
    Adorable Christmas picture! Sounds like you had a fun holiday! Your cucumber bites look delicious - I love all things salmon and don't use seafood nearly enough for appetizers. Gonna go check out the recipe now!
    • Posted by claire on
      Monday, December 31st, 2012
      Thanks Julie!! It was so nice to be home! I hope you had a good holiday too!
  12. Posted by Christina on
    Saturday, December 29th, 2012
    I am so sad that Xmas is over! I have not even started to think of when to take everything down, very much in denial. However, these little bites look amazing!! I make sandwiches with this combo and never thought to leave out the bread! Delicious!
  13. Posted by SueA on
    Sunday, December 30th, 2012
    I can't seem to get the recipe...is the horseradish cream just horse rash and sour cream?
    • Posted by claire on
      Monday, December 31st, 2012
      Oh no! I'm sorry it's not loading Sue! Here's the recipe I used on Food Network! http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/horseradish-cream-sauce-recipe/index.html
  14. Posted by Khaleef Crumbley on
    Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013
    They look so good. I definitely have to try them now!
  15. Posted by Melissa on
    Saturday, June 1st, 2013
    Thank you for this super yummy recipe! Used it for the parents at my son's birthday party yesterday... and had to make 4 platter refills!! I was told that they were addictive. My husband and I made one more plate after everyone left, so we could enjoy them again.
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    Friday, June 7th, 2013
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