Smoked Salmon in Endive Boats

by Julianne De Witt

November 23, 2021

File this one away for your next dinner party or holiday get together. Smoked salmon with lemon caper cream cheese in endive. This is a very easy appetizer that looks fancy but is incredibly easy to put together. They’re tasty, light and low carb and a crowd pleaser.

I like to use whipped cream cream for this recipe because it’s light and easy to pipe.

Smoked Salmon in Endive Boats

Looking for an easy appetizer? Try this recipe. Smoked salmon with lemon caper cream cheese in endive. Yum!
Course: Appetizer
Keyword: Canapes, Diabetic Friendly, Easy


  • Pastry bag or medium Ziploc bag.


  • 1 227g container whipped cream cheese
  • 1 tbsp capers minced
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tsp lemon zest
  • 2-3 heads Belgian endive enough for 18-20 leaves
  • 1 146g pkg smoked salmon
  • fresh dill, minced shallots, thinly sliced radish for garnish


  • Add cream cheese, lemon juice, zest and capers to a medium sized bowl. Stir to combine well. Add cream cheese mixture to Ziploc bag. Seal the bag and cut off one of the bottom corners.
  • Pipe an approximate tablespoon of the cream cheese mixture into each endive leaf. Divide smoked salmon and add a piece to each leaf. Garnish each with a sprig of dill, some minced shallots and a slice of radish. Serve.
  1. Stephanie

    I am going to make these for the 24th! Looks so pretty.

    • Julianne De Witt

      Thanks! Perfect for Christmas Eve and New Years too! Goes well with champagne…

  2. Jack Gerow

    An amazing appie. Easy to make. Great to taste. Not heavy on the stomach.

    • Julianne De Witt

      Yes! Nice and light.

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