Owing in large part to the fact that I just plain love my husband, and that after 18 years dwelling in it with neither of us going stark raving mad, I’m a big fan of the institution of marriage. In so many ways, we are very much opposite.
I break out into a cold sweat at the spectre of being anything less than 10 minutes early for an engagement; my husband is opposed to being on time on some deep, cellular level.
I would rather get all my work done early in the morning so I can chill in the evening; he would rather put the pedal to the medal later in the day after relaxing in the morning.
And so it goes. Still and all, we like each other mucho. Having that one person you can turn to when everything else is chaotic or otherwise messy is a comfort unlike any other.
While we have our differences, we have a list longer than both of our stubborn streaks of things we love and share; Faith, Family, and Food, just to name a few… You see that Smoked Salmon Cucumber Pizza up there?
That’s all kinds of us. This is our date-night-in food, folks. Smoked Salmon Cucumber Pizza is food-o-love.
It’s ridiculously easy. You can start with a homemade pre-baked pizza shell or a purchased one.
And you can use our divine smoked salmon from our How to Smoke Salmon tutorial or store bought smoked salmon. Either will work!
I prefer whole wheat for Smoked Salmon Cucumber Pizza, personally. You spread it lavishly with lemon dill cream cheese, sprinkle with minced chives, cover with thin slices of English cucumbers, then scatter pieces of smoked salmon, pickled red onions, and chopped fresh dill and parsley.
Cut into wedges and El-done-o. Dinner is done in the form of Smoked Salmon Cucumber Pizza with plenty of time for romance.
We serve this as often as an appetizer for parties as we do for our date nights. What can I say?
We’re flexible like that. Truth: if I make this for company, I’m absolutely going to sneak a kiss from my hubby and make googly eyes at him before I bring the platter out of the kitchen. I just thought you should know.
If you’re looking for more uses for smoked salmon, I highly recommend our Smoked Salmon Pasta Salad. It’s a natural with anything grilled or by itself for a light meal.
And our Best Way to Cook Salmon is a surefire winner. It’s great for quick meals! There’s always our Easy Cajun Blackened Salmon, too!
Smoked Salmon Cucumber Pizza
There’s really not a lot to mention here. Make sure you let your pizza shell cool completely before you spread it with the lemon dill cream cheese.
English cucumbers are pretty widely available. Some stores market them as seedless cucumbers. Around here, they’re usually shrink wrapped in plastic to help them keep fresher for longer.
You can either pull the smoked salmon into bite sized pieces with your hands or use a knife to do the job. It will cut or flake more easily if it’s well chilled.
Leftovers? Wrap them tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to three days. This is really tasty leftover. The crust will soften, but that’s not a problem here!
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Smoked Salmon Cucumber PizzaRate Recipe
- 1 pre-baked pizza crust completely cooled
- 1 cup Lemon Dill cream cheese
- 1/4 cup chopped chives
- 1 English cucumber thinly sliced
- 4 to 8 ounces smoked salmon flaked
- 1/4 cup Quick Pickled Red Onions
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
- Spread the lemon dill cream cheese to within 1/2-inch of the edges of the crust. Scatter the chopped chives over the cream cheese. Arrange the thinly sliced cucumbers over the cream cheese. Scatter the flaked salmon over the cucumbers, then the Quick Pickled Red Onions, fresh dill, and fresh parsley. Cut into wedges or squares and serve.
- Store leftovers, tightly wrapped, in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Nutritional information is an estimate and provided to you as a courtesy. You should calculate the nutritional information with the actual ingredients used in your recipe using your preferred nutrition calculator.
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Jill Roberts @ WellnessGeeky says
This is absolutely magnificent, scrumptious, delicious, super yummy smoked salmon cucumber-pizza. Thx for sharing healthy recipe, i definitely add it to my cookbook!
That is the best! Thank YOU for the excellent five star review and I’m so glad you liked it!
sue h says
This looks delicious
This is such a lovely, fresh and healthy idea for a pizza Rebecca! SO nice to ‘meet’ you through this bridal shower, too… you have such gorgeous words and delicious recipes on here. Stephie definitely knows how to pick her (virtual and real life!) friends xxx
Congrats to Stephie!!
I haven’t been able to get this pizza out of my mind since I saw it yesterday. YUUUUUM.
Thank you so much for wishing me well as I become a Sadie!! You’re just so sweet and I adore you. And I adore this recipe! It’s got all the good things going on. I especially appreciate the Googly eyes at the hubby. 😉 xoxoxox
Stefanie @ Sarcastic Cooking says
Thanks so much for contributing. Your date nights sound lovely! It is super important to keep the romance alive after kids. All these flavors are amazing! I also have a love for musicals and totally got that reference. I just made my husband sit through Funny Girl as I sang every single song. hahah!
Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps says
These remind me of the little tea sandwiches I love, except the components are SO much better on a crisp pizza crust! Beautiful.
This is a very fun idea for pizza! I love the colors and the smoked salmon.
The Domestic Rebel says
Yum! This is such a fun pizza, Rebecca!
I loved reading about the dynamic between you and your husband – so funny how two different souls on two different wavelengths can work so magically well together. This pizza is so unique and clever! I love smoked salmon and cucumber and find this to be completely mouth-watering! Thrilled to be chilling with you and the other ladies today for Stephie’s shower! 😀
Liz @ The Lemon Bowl says
So you pretty much had me at lemon dill cream cheese. Can I join you two love birds for your next date night?
I’m sure my husband wouldn’t mind if you joined us. :p
Kayle (The Cooking Actress) says
Yayyyyy!!!! I love love and marriage and Stephie and all that good stuff 🙂
oh yeah…and pizza!!!
You know it!!!! ♥
Holy crap, I’m crying again. Geez. Mommas can get so emotional when people say nice things about their baby and that baby is getting ready to get married. I think you get this. And the song reference? Only one of our favorite musicals, ever! And this pizza? Uh, yeah. Hand it over. And, this would be perfect for hair day. Maybe leave off the raw onion. Or not. The barbecue later would mask the onion, right?? Love all of you!! xoxo
Aw, Julie!!! This has to be so emotional for you!! ♥♥♥ I thought ‘Funny Girl’ might be a Swope family favourite. You are women of taste, after all 😀 As for the onions, I’m happy to report they’re pickled and they don’t repeat on you or befoul your breath like raw ones do! They’re the perfect solution for people who love the crunch of raw onion but not the, er, after effects! Now… we’re relying on you for real time photos of Stephie leading up to the wedding!!!
I’ve got everything necessary to make this tonight. Thanks for this excellent idea!
That is awesome! I hope you like it as much as we do!