Cooking with Maria Hines: Smoked Salmon, Cucumber Slices Recipe

James Beard Award-winning chef Maria Hines helps you level-up your next outdoor gathering with a tasty, nutritious, no-cook recipe.

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Smoked Salmon, Cucumber Slices  

Makes 2-3 servings | Gluten Free, Paleo, Keto


  • 2 ounces hot-smoked salmon, crumbled into flakes
  • 2 tablespoons sliced sundried tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon sliced pitted kalamata olives
  • 1 medium cucumber, peeled



Slice the cucumber into 1-inch-thick coins. Use these as you would crackers and top each with a piece of salmon, some sundried tomato and some black olives.

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Recipe from Chef Maria Hines, Peak Nutrition: Smart Fuel for Outdoor Adventure.


This year, REI collaborated with West Elm to co-create a collection that makes it easier than ever to make yourself at home outside. To celebrate, we invited Maria Hines, a James Beard Award-winning chef and co-author of Peak Nutrition: Smart Fuel for Outdoor Adventure, to show you how to level-up your next outdoor gathering with tasty and nutritious dishes.