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Spicy Salmon Cucumber Boat: Low-Carb, High-Protein Meal

Spicy Salmon Cucumber Boat: Low-Carb, High-Protein Meal

Get ready to enjoy these Spicy Salmon Cucumber Boats! Made with Safe Catch salmon (lowest mercury of any brand on the market), creamy cream cheese, and fresh cucumbers, these high-protein, low-carb snacks are perfect for any occasion. Whether you’re looking for a quick appetizer, a healthy snack, or a way to satisfy your sushi cravings, these boats are sure to please. Packed with flavor and easy to make, they’re a must-try for any keto or low-carb diet enthusiast. Enjoy the delicious combination of spicy salmon, creamy cheese, and crunchy cucumber. Perfect for meal prep or everyday snacking!

Course: Lunch, Dinner, Snacks, AppetizersCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
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  • Cut the cucumbers in half lengthwise and use a spoon to hollow out the centers, creating boats.Cucumbers halved lengthwise with Safe Catch salmon cans, carrots, jalapeño, and parsley on a cutting board.Cucumber halves being hollowed out with a spoon to create cucumber boats.
  • Spread a layer of cream cheese inside each cucumber boat.Cream cheese being spread inside the hollowed cucumber boats.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine Safe Catch salmon, mayonnaise, and spicy mayo. Mix well.
  • Spoon the salmon mixture into the cucumber boats over the cream cheese.Safe Catch salmon being spooned into the cucumber boats over the cream cheese.
  • Sprinkle black pepper, salt, and everything bagel seasoning (if using) over the filled cucumber boats.Cucumber boats filled with salmon mixture, being seasoned with black pepper.
  • Drizzle additional spicy mayo over the top for extra flavor.Drizzling spicy mayo over the filled cucumber boats.
  • Serve immediately or refrigerate for later.Close-up of a hand holding a Spicy Salmon Cucumber Boat with drizzled spicy mayo and toppings.


  • Serving Suggestions
    – Serve these spicy salmon cucumber boats as a refreshing appetizer or snack.
    – Pair with a side of fresh salad or a light soup for a complete meal.
    – Great for meal prep, store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
  • Notes
    – For a dairy-free option, use dairy-free cream cheese.
    – Adjust the level of spiciness by varying the amount of spicy mayo or adding sriracha or hot sauce.
  • Tips
    – Safe Catch salmon is recommended for its high protein and low mercury content.
    – Use fresh, firm cucumbers for the best texture.
    – Prepare the salmon mixture ahead of time for quick assembly.
  • Variations/Modifications
    – Swap out cucumbers for bell pepper halves for a different crunch.
    – Use Safe Catch tuna (e.g., original, garlic herb, chili lime, etc.) instead of salmon for a different flavor profile.
    – Add chopped avocado for extra creaminess and healthy fats.
  • Prep Ahead
    – Prepare the salmon mixture up to 2 days in advance and store in the refrigerator.
    – Hollow out the cucumbers and store them in the refrigerator wrapped in a damp paper towel to keep them fresh.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories: 150kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 3g
  • Protein: 18g
  • Fat: 8g
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