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.
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.
In a small bowl, stir together the Greek yogurt, capers and chopped dill.
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.
Other light appetizer recipes:
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
Smoked Salmon & Cucumber Appetizer Recipe with Caper Yogurt
From the kitchen of Cookin Canuck. www.cookincanuck.com
- 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
- In a small bowl, stir together the Greek yogurt, capers and chopped dill.
- 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.
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