Smoked Salmon & Cranberry Canapés

Simple, time saving and no fuss canapés with fresh balanced flavours to impress.

Smoked Salmon & Cranberry Canapes

About the Recipe

  • To make these easy canapés simply layer cucumber rounds with each element for a delicious flavour combination that is also visually impressive.
  • Start with cumber, top with cranberry sauce, next add smoked salmon and finally finish with the yoghurt dressing and fresh herbs.
  • These canapés are a great way to use up Christmas leftover meat and cranberry sauce as well. For example make these using shredded turkey, Christmas ham or cooked prawns in place of salmon.
  • Instead of smoked salmon, swap with ocean trout, cooked prawns, shredded chicken or turkey.
  • Use coconut yoghurt for dairy free.

Smoked Salmon & Cranberry Canapes Recipe


To make the Smoked Salmon & Cranberry Canapés  you will need:

  • Cucumber
  • Ocean Spray Cranberry Sauce – this brand is preservative free
  • Avocado – choose a ripe but firm variety of avocado for easy slicing and assembly
  • Smoked salmon
  • Coconut yoghurt – use an unsweetened coconut yoghurt for the dressing. Alternatively use unsweetened Greek yoghurt or yoghurt of choice. This will be the base of your dressing. Add lemon juice, fresh herbs and;
  • Ocean Spray Original Craisins – these add a sweet pop of colour and flavour to the fudge. Favourably, this brand is also preservative free.

Nutrition Tips:

  • This recipe is a fresh and light way to nourish with healthy fats from avocado and smoked salmon. As well as providing protein from smoked salmon (or chosen protein).
  • Using Ocean Spray Original Craisins and Cranberry sauce the recipe is also preservative free.

Smoked Salmon & Cranberry Gluten Free Canapes Recipe

Dietary Notes:

This recipe is naturally:

  • Gluten free
  • Dairy free (when using coconut yoghurt)
  • Egg free
  • Preservative free

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Smoked Salmon & Cranberry Canapes Recipe

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Smoked Salmon & Cranberry Canapes

A simple combination of flavours perfect for entertaining.
Keyword Dairy Free, Egg Free, Gluten Free, Nut Free
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes
Servings 5


  • 1-2 continental cucumber
  • 1/3 cup Ocean Spray Cranberry Sauce
  • 1 avocado
  • 100g smoked salmon or smoked ocean trout
  • 1/4 cup coconut yoghurt or Greek yoghurt (no added sugar)
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp fresh chives finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp Ocean Spray Craisins
  • Pinch sea salt
  • Cracked black pepper
  • Lemon zest


  • Slice cucumber into 1 cm rounds. Slice avocado thinly. Slice smoked salmon into small pieces. 

  • Arrange cucumber slices onto a serving platter. 

  • Dollop each with cranberry sauce.

  • Top with a slice of avocado and smoked salmon.

  • In a bowl mix yoghurt with lemon juice, chives, craisins and sea salt.

  • Dollop on top of salmon. 

  • Garnish with cracked black pepper and lemon zest.


*You can also substitute smoked salmon for leftover turkey, ham or chicken. 

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This recipe was created by nutritionist and recipe developer Casey-Lee Lyons in proud partnership with Ocean Spray.


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