Low Calorie Smoked Salmon Appetizer

Smoked Salmon Appetizer

This Low Calorie Smoked Salmon Appetizer is just 53 calories and is a no cook recipe! Perfect for holiday gatherings, you can make them ahead of time and store them in the fridge until you’re ready to serve.

Smoked Salmon Appetizer

Everything You’ll Need

  • 1 lemon
  • 1 cup fat free cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill 
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 2 cucumbers s
  • 4 oz smoked salmon

Low Calorie Smoked Salmon Appetizer

Smoked Salmon Appetizer

Low Calorie Appetizers Make Ahead and Leftover Storage

Make Ahead – Assemble the canapés, cover and place in the fridge for later. You can make these several hours before serving.  
Packaging Up Leftovers – Add leftovers to a container with a lid and place in the fridge.
Refrigerated Leftovers – Will hold in the refrigerator for 4 days.

Smoked Salmon Appetizer

Low Calorie Smoked Salmon Appetizer

Smoked Salmon Appetizer

Low Calorie Smoked Salmon Appetizer

Lose Weight By Eating
These smoked salmon appetizers are no cook, packed full of flavor, and just 53 calories each!
You will want a fresh lemon as you'll need both the zest and the juice. So skip the store-bought lemon juice and just get 1 lemon.
Special Tip: If you want to lower the sodium, you can swap out the garlic salt for garlic powder.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 20 servings
Calories 53 kcal


  • 1 lemon
  • 1 cup fat free cream cheese at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill chopped
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 2 cucumbers each sliced into 10 rounds
  • 4 oz smoked salmon sliced into 20 small pieces


  • In a small bowl, zest the lemon. Set the zest aside.
  • To a medium bowl combine the cream cheese, fresh dill, garlic salt, and 2 tablespoons of lemon juice. Mix well.
  • Lay the cucumber slices out on a serving platter.
  • Top each with a dollop of cream cheese, then a slice of salmon.
  • Squeeze more lemon juice over the tops, and sprinkle with lemon zest.
  • Place in the fridge until you’re ready to serve.


Serving: 1appetizerCalories: 53kcalCarbohydrates: 1.6gProtein: 2.2gFat: 4.3gSaturated Fat: 2.6gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 149mgPotassium: 77mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 0.6gCalcium: 18mgIron: 0mg
Keyword appetizer, Low Calorie Appetizers, Low Calorie Smoked Salmon Appetizer, smoked salmon
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About the Author

Hi, my name is Audrey Johns and I am a 4 time best selling cookbook author! All 4 of my low calorie cookbooks are published by HarperCollins (the oldest publishing house in the US!) and have been featured on prominent TV shows like The Today Show, Rachael Ray and The Doctors. I am a low calorie and healthy recipe authority and my delicious recipes are tried and loved by thousands of readers. 

After a one year 150 pound weight loss (and I’ve kept it off for 13 years!) I started sharing all of my low calorie recipes with the world. They are always all-natural and geared around weight loss and weight management. I have even made some of these recipes with my Biggest Loser pal Bob Harper! Check out my weight loss story, my best selling cookbooks, and my numerous TV appearances by clicking here.

Nutrition and Calories in Recipe for Smoked Salmon Appetizer

The nutrition label reflects 1 appetizer (one canapé) according to the recipe card above. If you would like to lower the sodium, I recommend swapping out the garlic salt for garlic powder and adding an extra tablespoon of lemon juice to the cream cheese for flavor.

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Article History:

  • Originally written and published November 14, 2023 by Audrey Johns
  • Most recent update November 9, 2023 by Audrey Johns