Dec 30
2013

Smoked Salmon & Cucumber Appetizer Recipe with Caper Yogurt

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This easy smoked salmon and cucumber appetizer recipe is not only smoky, salty and fresh, but low in calories as well.
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Smoked salmon is to Vancouver as chowder is to Boston. Growing up in Vancouver, I ate my fair share of the smoky, salt fish. In fact, we kicked off Christmas dinner this year at my parents’ house with a small green salad topped with smoked salmon, tomatoes and my grandmother’s special dressing. And typically it’s just not the same unless there’s a generous pile of capers nearby.

As much as I enjoy smoked salmon and capers on crackers, with a smear of cream cheese, I wanted something a little healthier for New Year’s Eve. When you’re diving into cheese and meat fondues, as is the tradition in our house on December 31st, you need to fit a dose of “healthy” in somewhere.

Smoked & Cucumber Appetizer Recipe with Caper Yogurt | cookincanuck.com #recipe #appetizer

The caper yogurt may sound fancy, but it’s as easy as chopping some capers and fresh dill, and stirring them into some plain nonfat Greek yogurt.

If you like to watch the calorie count as I do, you’ll be happy to know that two of these appetizers total only 20 calories. Yes, you read that right. 2-0 calories.

The components can be prepared ahead of time, then assembled just before the New Year’s Eve revelers arrive.

The recipe:

In a small bowl, stir together the Greek yogurt, capers and chopped dill.

Smoked & Cucumber Appetizer Recipe with Caper Yogurt | cookincanuck.com #recipe #appetizer

Place 1 teaspoon of yogurt sauce onto each cucumber slice.

Smoked & Cucumber Appetizer Recipe with Caper Yogurt | cookincanuck.com #recipe #appetizer

Top each with a piece of smoked salmon and a small sprig of dill. Serve.

Other light appetizer recipes:

Appetizer Recipes | cookincanuck.com
Cookin’ Canuck’s Grilled Zucchini Rolls with Goat Cheese, Roasted Peppers & Capers
Cookin’ Canuck’s Mini Brie & Pear Appetizer Quesadillas
Foxes Love Lemons’ Greek Chicken Meatballs
Little Leopard Book’s Jicama Chips with Mango Salsa
Feasting at Home’s Vietnamese Salad Rolls with Daikon, Avocado & Mint

Smoked & Cucumber Appetizer Recipe with Caper Yogurt

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 24 appetizers

Serving Size: 2 cucumber appetizers

Calories per serving: 20 cal

Fat per serving: Total Fat 0.4g / Saturated Fat 0.1g

Smoked & Cucumber Appetizer Recipe with Caper Yogurt

From the kitchen of Cookin Canuck. www.cookincanuck.com

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup non-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp capers, chopped
  • 1 tbsp chopped dill
  • 24 (1/4-inch thick) English cucumber slices
  • 4 oz smoked salmon, cut into 24 pieces
  • Dill, for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, stir together the Greek yogurt, capers and chopped dill.
  2. Place 1 teaspoon of yogurt sauce onto each cucumber slice. Top each with a piece of smoked salmon and a small sprig of dill. Serve.

Notes

Calories 20.7 / Total Fat 0.4g / Saturated Fat 0.1g / Cholesterol 2.6mg / Sodium 214.2mg / Total Carbohydrates 0.5g / Fiber 0g / Sugars 0.3g / Protein 2.7g / WW (Old Points) 0 / WW (Points+) 0

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1 Taylor @ FoodFaithFitness December 30, 2013 at 5:45 am

Love that we both shared fish on a cucumber today! Perfect and healthy for NYE. The combination of salmon, capers and dill is so delish! Love the idea of cucumbers instead of crackers to keep it low calorie..pinned!

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2 Pretend Chef December 30, 2013 at 6:43 am

Smoked salmon makes me giddy. I love that you put this together on cucumber instead for a healthier appetizer. The flavor combination sounds amazing. These would be perfect for a New Year’s Eve party.

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3 Lisa @ Garnish with Lemon December 30, 2013 at 7:49 am

What a simple elegant appetizer! Love the flavors!

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4 anita December 30, 2013 at 9:27 am

Must try this recipe. So easy and looks delish and elegant.

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5 Alison @ Daily Moves and Grooves December 30, 2013 at 7:24 pm

Mmm I love smoked salmon! And I love how this is a fresh, healthy take on the regular lox with cream cheese.

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6 Kalyn December 30, 2013 at 7:33 pm

I love everything about this!

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7 Deborah January 1, 2014 at 9:57 pm

Oooh, I know I’d totally fall in love with these!!

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8 Nutmeg Nanny January 3, 2014 at 6:07 pm

Oh yum, what a fantastic and simple app :) I love it!

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9 Frank @Memorie di Angelina January 4, 2014 at 7:06 am

This is a combination that was meant to be! And so pretty, too. I’m reading this a bit too late for New Years, but I’ll be trying this out soon, on some dinner guests I’m expecting next week.

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10 Vallie September 28, 2014 at 8:43 am

Wonderful website. Lots of helpful information here.
I am sending it to several pals ans additionally sharing in delicious.

And naturally, thanks on your sweat!

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