6 hours ago
Wednesday, December 31, 2008
This time of year it seems that we eat a lot of heavy, rich foods.
Lots of cookies, candies, cakes and just too much of everything.
Here is a great appetizer that takes 5 minutes to put together, it is healthy and low in fat because there are no crackers or bread.
The smoked salmon provides a great source of protein.
You can even use low fat cream cheese if you like.
These would be great to serve tonight for New Years Eve, so we can get our "healthier eating" resolution going early (except all the champagne drunk tonight will negate that one!).
These are guilt free!
Smoked Salmon on Cucumber Rounds:
Cream cheese mixture:
I use Philadelphia whipped cream cheese and mix in chopped chives & lemon zest.
(You can use low fat cream cheese or any flavored cream cheese that you like).
2 English hothouse (seedless cucumbers), peeled and sliced 1" thickness.
Lay on paper towels to drain out all liquid before filling the cucumber cups.
With a melon ball scooper, cut small scoops out of each slice of cucumber, about half way thru, without going thru to the bottom. This will make a little cup!
1 package of Scottish smoked salmon, cut into 2" pieces.
About an hour before serving, fill your cucumber cups with a little of the cream cheese lemon zest mixture.
Lay a slice of salmon over the cream cheese and garnish with a sprig of fresh dill.
I wanted to wish all of you a Happy and Healthy New Year in 2009.
I have enjoyed meeting so many terrific people thru my blog this year and have even made some new friends. Go figure, and no one turned out to be a stalker or a weirdo (well maybe one person who keeps sending me licorice in the mail).
I appreciate that you take the time to read my words and even try my recipes! Thank you!
Have a Happy New Year!