Stuffed Cucumbers with Smoked Salmon

When I was in college, I made something very similar to this version of a stuffed cucumber.  However, mine was the simple college version with all store bought ingredients.  Now, I have my own herbs I can use to brighten up the dish.  I remember cutting the cucumbers into slices, smearing on a teaspoon of herb cream cheese, and topping it with small slices of smoked salmon.  For my revised version, I made it appetizer friendly for a crowd.  I actually brought this dish to Ravinia to see Carrie Underwood.  A quick tip though…..put it in Tupperware with a lid.  I had mine on a plate with plastic wrap…not such a good idea.

Materials:

  • 1 pkg mini cucumbers (mine came with 7)
  • 8 oz. whipped cream cheese
  • 8 oz. smoked salmon, cut into strips
  • 2 T fresh chives, chopped, plus more for garnish
  • 1 T fresh tarragon (or dill), chopped
  • reserved inside of cucumber
  • salt for seasoning

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