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Salmon Tzatziki Canapés

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Salmon Tzatziki Canapés
 
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The perfect finger food! I topped Town House Roasted Garlic Flatbreads with a thick, creamy tzatziki spread and a sliver of smoked salmon. These canapés are addictive. I'm also going to slather this tzatziki cream cheese on everything I eat from now on -- it's like tzatziki sauce but thicker and more luscious. I made it the day before and the flavors melded beautifully without it getting watery like most tzatziki sauces I've tried.
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Ingredients
  • 1 large English cucumber, diced (the long, skinny ones)
  • 1 teaspoon salt (for salting cucumbers)
  • 2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 heaping tablespoon chopped fresh dill, plus more for topping
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • smoked salmon (I buy the fattiest trimmings from my local grocery store, yum)
  • Town House Roasted Garlic Flatbreads
Instructions
  1. Place your diced cucumber in a colander and sprinkle with the teaspoon of salt, tossing a bit. Cover with a paper towel and a heavy bowl and let them drain for 30 minutes. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese with an electric mixer until fluffy. Add the lemon juice, garlic, dill, and a grind or two of black pepper. Beat until combined and then fold in drained cucumbers and taste for salt and pepper, adding any as needed. Chill for at least two hours so the flavors can meld.
  2. When ready to serve, spread the cream cheese mixture on your Town House Roasted Garlic Flatbreads. Top with a hunk of smoked salmon and a wisp of dill.

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22 Comments on Salmon Tzatziki Canapés

  1. GiGi Eats
    February 26, 2015 at 12:25 am (2 years ago)

    Salmon is hands down the best fish on the face of the planet 🙂

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    • Julie Ruble
      February 26, 2015 at 12:53 am (2 years ago)

      AGREE 100% 🙂

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  2. Holly @Spend With Pennies
    February 26, 2015 at 12:50 am (2 years ago)

    What a great appetizer idea! I love tzatziki too so I’ll definitely be trying these!

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    • Julie Ruble
      February 26, 2015 at 12:53 am (2 years ago)

      I loved making it with the cream cheese, Holly! Hope you do too!

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    • Julie Ruble
      February 26, 2015 at 10:29 am (2 years ago)

      Thanks Karen!

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  3. Catherine
    February 26, 2015 at 2:24 am (2 years ago)

    Dear Julie, These look wonderful. You did a fantastic job with this post…perfect appetizers for any occasion. They wouldn’t long at my gatherings! xo, Catherine

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    • Julie Ruble
      February 26, 2015 at 10:29 am (2 years ago)

      Thanks Catherine! Mike and I inhaled them!

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    • Julie Ruble
      February 26, 2015 at 10:30 am (2 years ago)

      Thanks Arman! I crave it all the time, yum!

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  4. Aggie
    February 26, 2015 at 6:20 am (2 years ago)

    I do remember that cookie swap!! That was the coolest thing ever!!! I feel the same about Ina and have learned exactly the same from her as well. I have always loved how she can build a beautiful spread or platter from store bought foods. It is genius. She’s amazing. 🙂

    I love these little apps! I would be drawn to the immediately!

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    • Julie Ruble
      February 26, 2015 at 10:31 am (2 years ago)

      I have to pinch myself when I think about it!! *Siiiiiigh* Ina <3 She really is a genius. I love her emphasis on quality and not on fuss for fuss's sake. Thanks Aggie!

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  5. Laura @MotherWouldKnow
    February 26, 2015 at 10:20 am (2 years ago)

    I’m a huge fan of both Ina Garten and tzatziki, so this story and recipe is right up my alley. I make lots of variations on tzatziki, but I’ve never thought of putting it on a cracker so elegantly – kudos! Can’t wait to try it for my next super elegant cocktail party. (lol – it will more likely be featured at my next dinner in front of the tv night)

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    • Julie Ruble
      February 26, 2015 at 10:31 am (2 years ago)

      LOL, we’re party twins, Laura! I think Mike and I ate most of these standing at the kitchen sink. We couldn’t wait!

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  6. Danae @ Recipe Runner
    February 26, 2015 at 11:59 am (2 years ago)

    I am so jealous you got to do a cookie swap with Ina! What an amazing experience! The canapes are perfect for entertaining. Easy to make and I love the salmon and tzatziki combo!

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    • Julie Ruble
      February 26, 2015 at 12:49 pm (2 years ago)

      Thanks Danae! It really was an incredible experience! Made my life 🙂

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  7. Joanie @ ZagLeft
    February 27, 2015 at 8:28 am (2 years ago)

    What a great appetizer that comes together quickly. These sound perfect for a party! I love tzatziki sauce and sure bet it goes great with the salmon.

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  8. Carla
    February 27, 2015 at 3:21 pm (2 years ago)

    Not going to lie. You say these are the perfect appetizer recipe. I say these are perfect for dinner 😉

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  9. Rachel Cooks
    March 2, 2015 at 6:45 am (2 years ago)

    Snacking perfection! Also – I’m with Carla – I’d totally eat this for dinner.

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  10. Rachel
    March 3, 2015 at 10:45 am (2 years ago)

    OMG I guess I haven’t been reading your blog long enough to know about the Ina Garten cookie swap! I DIE!!!! That post is amazing and I love the pictures, ahhh.

    Anyway, I also LOVE smoked salmon AND the original Town House crackers… I too had no clue there were all these new varieties now. Might have to bust this recipe out for next month’s book club!!

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  11. Susan
    April 29, 2016 at 9:13 am (1 year ago)

    I took these to dinner party last night–they were fabulous! I love that they are easy to make but still a little elegant. YUM!

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    • Julie Ruble
      April 29, 2016 at 9:17 am (1 year ago)

      So glad to hear this, Susan!! Happy that you loved them as much as I did <3

      Reply

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