Cucumber-Cups-with-Dill-and-Salmon

These tasty little bites are perfect for a shower or luncheon on a warm day. Thanks to allrecipes for sharing!

Ingredients:

1 1/3 large cucumbers

4 ounces cream cheese, softened

2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill

1 teaspoon lemon zest

1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

4 ounces smoked salmon, cut into 2-inch strips

24 small fresh dill sprigs

Directions:

  1. Trim ends from cucumbers and cut crosswise into 24 (3/4-inch-thick) rounds. Scoop a 1/2-inch-deep depression from one side of each round with a small melon-baller, forming little cups. Drain cucumbers, cup sides down, on paper towels for 15 minutes.
  2. Beat cream cheese, chopped dill, lemon zest, lemon juice, and black pepper together in a bowl. Spoon 1/2 teaspoon cheese mixture into each cucumber cup. Top each cup with 1 salmon strip and 1 dill sprig.