Smoked salmon bites are the best finger food. Perfect for a low-carb snack and a great way to make an easy appetizer for a crowd. Keep this recipe handy for your next party.
It's getting to be that time of the year when there is always a dinner party or bridal shower to host or attend. Having this easy smoked salmon appetizer on hand and ready to share is a great way to attend fun events - and bring something delicious to eat.
The recipe card below gives all the easy steps to make these salmon bites, and you're going to love how simple this party appetizer is to make. It's one of those dishes that everyone will want the recipe for - so be ready!
Be sure to get a super cute serving platter so that you can have this salmon appetizer recipe showcased in a fun and beautiful way. And don't worry - it's your secret to share with others how simple this was to make!
Speaking of simple, be sure to check out my Keto Deviled Eggs for another quick starter dish to share. Easy can be delicious!
Smoked salmon - You can get this at the grocery store, cooked and ready to use. You can also make smoked salmon at home.
Keto crackers - You can make your own or buy them in the low-carb aisle.
Broccoli florets - Save yourself prep time and buy broccoli that is prepped and ready.
Sour cream - Plain Greek yogurt or cream cheese can be used as well.
Mini zucchini - Clean and cut into thin slices. Half of a regular zucchini would also work. If it is large you might only need a quarter of one.
How to make Smoked Salmon Bites
Step One: Add the broccoli to a food processor and pulse until it looks like a rice texture.
Step Two: Mix in the sour cream and salt.
Step Three: Pipe the sour cream mixture into the keto crackers.
Step Four: Top each with a smoked salmon strip and the zucchini slices.
Add lemon juice - Don't forget to squeeze a bit of fresh lemon juice on top of these salmon appetizer bites!
Add other toppings - You can add a little bit of fresh dill, lemon zest, sesame seeds, red onion, or even a bit of bacon as well. Topping with green onion is good, too!
Use cucumbers - If you don't want to use the crackers, you don't have to. You can use a cucumber slice in place of the crackers and create salmon cucumber bites instead. Just clean an English cucumber well and then slice it thin.
Use cream cheese - Some people prefer using a cream cheese mixture or a cream cheese spread in place of the sour cream. Either is fine. Just know that the cream cheese is going to be thicker in texture, and it might be a good idea to use whipped cream cheese instead, as it's easier to smooth and spread.
Lemon dill cream cheese - Leave out the broccoli and season cream cheese with lemon zest and fresh dill.
Can I make salmon recipes like this ahead of time?
You can make the sour cream portion ahead of time, but for the best results, I would recommend not compiling it until right before you are getting ready to serve. This is because you don't want the crackers to get soft or soggy, as that would take away the crunch factor.
Just prep as much as you can, and then piece the bites together right before serving for the best results.
How do I store the salmon pieces until I'm ready to use them?
Be sure to store the salmon chunks or salmon cubes in an airtight container in the fridge. You need to make sure that you keep that container locked tightly, or your entire fridge is going to smell like salmon.
What are fun ways to serve this salmon appetizer?
The great thing about making this easy recipe is that the options for serving are endless. It's fancy enough to serve at parties and gatherings, but it's also perfect for enjoying at home.
You can make this as a simple appetizer for the family to snack on before dinner or have it as a starter for guests. The health benefits of adding salmon to your diet are a huge perk, too!
To fancy up the dish, just make sure that you add these salmon canapes to a fancy platter so that it really steals the spotlight on the table. This would be great for family dinners, holidays, birthdays, parties, and anything else that you can think of. The flavor and taste really make it versatile to enjoy!
- 100 g smoked salmon
- 8-10 keto crackers
- 2 cups broccoli florets
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 mini zucchini for decoration
- salt to taste
- Add broccoli florets to a food processor and pulse until broccoli has a fine, rice-like texture.
- Mix it with sour cream, add salt.
- Using a piping bag, pipe sour cream mixture on keto crackers.
- Top with smoked salmon and zucchini slices.
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