This easy smoked salmon and cucumber appetizer recipe is not only smoky, salty and fresh, but low in calories as well. 21 calories and 0 Weight Watchers Freestyle SP
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 fondue and a kamikaze shot (or three!), as is the tradition in our house on December 31st, you need to fit a dose of “healthy” in somewhere.
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.
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
- 1/2 cup non-fat plain Greek yogurt
- 1 tablespoon capers chopped
- 1 tablespoon chopped dill
- 24 1/4-inch thick English cucumber slices
- 4 ounces 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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