Sliced cucumbers with lox and soft cheese

Skinny Bitch Thingomof*ckers (English Cucumber with Salmon Lox)

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Skinny Bitch Thingomof*ckers,  Cucumber with Salmon Lox, and Dill)

Skinny Bitch Thingomof*ckers, Cucumber with Salmon Lox, are a favorite appetizer to bring to parties.

How about something light and refreshing for a change?  Who brings a fish dish to a party?  You will!

These cucumber bites taste delicious and stand out amid so many heavy dishes- Thingomof*ckers are a beautiful combination of English Cucumber, Boursin Cheese spread, Smoked Salmon Lox, and fresh Dill.   A classy finger food that will satisfy all of those diet-conscious friends looking for low calories. Your Keto friends will love you, and those Skinny Bitches will secretly eat up these smoked salmon bites!

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What are lox?

The term Lox comes from the Yiddish word for salmon, laks, Made from the belly meat of a salmon, lox is actually not cooked but is cured in a salty brine mixture for several weeks. Compared to smoked salmon, lox is saltier with a raw texture, making it a popular addition to a toasted bagel with cream cheese.  The salty, smoky flavor of lox is quite different from the mild, sweet taste of baked salmon


What is the difference between Lox and Smoked Salmon?

Lox is cured, but not smoked. .  Lox is first brined and then smoked at a low temperature for several days

Smoked salmon is cured but then also smoked, with a different texture than lox.


Salmon Fun Facts


What is Nova Lox?

Nova lox has two meanings. Sometimes it’s simply lox made from salmon that comes from the Nova Scotia region. It can also mean a combination of using Salmon to make a specific style of smoked salmon, where the fish is cured and then lightly smoked afterward.  When people ask for a bagel and lox, they overwhelmingly mean Nova lox.


What is Gravlox?

Gravlax is a Scandinavian dish of salmon, that is buried in a crust of salt, sugar, and dill, and sometimes other ingredients.  It is not smoked, but rather preserved by drawing out moisture.  The chemical reaction involved in the preparation of gravlax is the osmosis reaction.  This herbaceous Nordic specialty is usually sliced thinly and served with a sauce.



Sliced cucumbers with lox and soft cheese

Cucumber with Salmon Lox

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Are Salmon Lox healthy?

Salmon is one of the healthiest foods. It’s full of beneficial Omega-3 Fatty Acids. Salmon is full of vitamins B-6 and B-12, both of which lower your risk of a heart attack. Vitamin B-6 also helps with the production of serotonin – ‘happiness hormone’ – that regulates your mood and sleep cycles

Salmon lox has the added advantage the combination of brining and cold smoke makes the health benefits of lox especially abundant.

Calories in lox are low compared to many other fatty foods. For example, one ounce of salmon lox comprises of only 33 calories, as opposed to 89 calories in 1 ounce of French fries.


Do lox have risks?

Lox are high in sodium and may not be a good choice for people who chiefly eat processed foods.   Even though salmon lox calories are low, the same can’t be said about bagels and cream cheese which are often served together.

Another issue is that both lox and cold smoked salmon are eaten uncooked, so they are considered among the foods that can cause food borne illnesses.

How long does Lox stay fresh?

Lox will stay fresh for about 5-8 days in the refrigerator.


Can you freeze lox?

Yes, you can freeze lox for 2-3 months. Store it in a freezer bag and remove all air before freezing. Let thaw in the refrigerator.


Cucumber with Salmon Lox Recipe

Sliced cucumbers with lox and soft cheese
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Skinny Bitch Thingomof*ckers

Fast, Easy, and Healthy Salmon, Cucumber and Goat Cheese Bites
Prep Time30 minutes
Active Time1 minute
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Boursin, Boursin appetizer, Boursin spread, Cucumber bites, Easy recipe, English Cucumber, Goat Cheese and Cucumber, healthy, keto, keto appetizer, Lox, no-bake, no-cook, Salmon, Salmon and Boursin appetizer, Salmon Lox, skinny, Smoked Salmon Bites
Yield: 24
Author: Ivan Sechs



  • 1 English Cucumber slices
  • 1 5.2 oz Boursin Shallot & Chive Gournay Cheese (or your favorite variety)
  • 1 4 oz Salmon Lox or Smoked Salmon
  • 1 package Fresh Dill
  • Pepper


  • Wash and peel stripes into the English Cucumber
  • Cut the cucumber into even wedges- about ⅛ of an inch
  • Spread approx ½ teaspoon of Boursin cheese on the cucumber wedge
  • Use clean cooking scissors to cut wedges of salmon, and place on top of the Boursin cheese
  • Top each cucumber slice with a small sprig of dill
  • Pepper to taste
  • Serve on a garnished tray

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Cucumber with Salmon Lox

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  • Mix up you fresh herbs.  Top your Thingomofuckers with Capers and Chive instead of the Dill.  In this version, place the Smoked Salmon Lox on top of the Cucumber wedge, then place the Boursin cheese next.  Top your cucumber rounds with Capers, Chive, and Black Pepper.
  • You will also love this quick 15 minute smoked salmon appetizer bites with other kinds of cheese.  Substitute the Boursin cheese for creamy flavors like Alouette, or other goat cheese.
  • These are great as a snack or appetizer, but also beautiful on the brunch table.

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