Smoked Trout Spread on Cucumber Rounds

trout-cucumber Photo: Travis Rathbone; Styling: Megan Hedgpeth


  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tablespoon whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon jarred horseradish, drained
  • 1/4 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 3 ounces smoked trout, gently flaked
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped scallion greens
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh dill
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 large seedless cucumber, sliced into 16 rounds
  • Sliced scallions and lemon zest, for garnish, optional


1. In a medium bowl, whisk together cream cheese, milk, horseradish, lemon zest and juice. Gently fold in trout, chopped scallions and dill. Season lightly with pepper. (Spread can be made 1 day ahead; cover and refrigerate. Let sit at room temperature for 30 minutes before serving.)

2. Spread 1 tsp. trout mixture over each cucumber round. Garnish with sliced scallions and lemon zest, if desired, and serve.

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  • Yield: 16 pieces (serving size: 2 pieces)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 68
Fat per serving: 6g
Saturated fat per serving: 3g
Cholesterol per serving: 24mg
Fiber per serving: 0g
Protein per serving: 3g
Carbohydrates per serving: 1g
Sodium per serving: 184mg
Iron per serving: 0mg
Calcium per serving: 20mg

Good to Know

Indoor heating and holiday cocktails can be dehydrating. Cukes are 95% water.