Try This Low-Carb, High Protein Snack Made With Smoked Salmon & Baby Cucumbers

Your fanciest desk snack yet.

low-carb cucumber snack

When it comes to healthy, high protein snacks, you’ve got it pretty much sorted. It usually involves a boiled egg or two, a handful of nuts or a tub of Greek yoghurt—which are all great options (especially when you’re on the go). But just like everything, sometimes you gotta mix it up to keeps things interesting, which is where this recipe for Smoked Salmon Cucumber Split comes into play.

Baby cucumbers are one of the lowest kilojoule veggies that also happen to have a high water content which makes them a deliciously crunchy and hydrating snack. Team with salmon and ricotta for a good hit of protein and you’ve got yourself a creative mini meal that you can enjoy at any time of the day. Not only will it help balance your blood sugar, it’ll leave you feeling satisfied so that you don’t go reaching for any sneaky sweet treats (bookmark these keto caramel truffles if the cravings do hit).


low-carb snack cucumber
Image: Quke®

Makes: 16

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 0 mins


500g Qukes® baby cucumbers
125g spreadable cream cheese
125g (½ cup) smooth ricotta
1 small lemon, rind finely grated, juiced
2 tsp horseradish cream
200g smoked salmon slices, finely chopped
2 tbs small capers, drained
2 tbs finely chopped flat leaf parsley
3 green shallots, finely chopped
Micro herbs, to serve, optional


1. Using a small sharp knife cut each Quke® lengthways leaving them still attached at the base.
2. Combine the cream cheese, ricotta and lemon rind, 1 tablespoon of juice, horseradish and salt and pepper in a bowl, mix well. Stir in half the chopped salmon. Add the capers, parsley and green shallots.
3. Spoon 2 teaspoons of smoked salmon mixture into each Quke®. Top each with a little of the remaining chopped smoked salmon. Season. Serve topped with micro herbs.

Recipe by Quke®

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