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Smoked Salmon Roll-Ups Recipe

Looking for an easy appetizer for your next holiday party? How about these delicious smoked salmon roll-ups. They are super easy to make and look beautiful on the plate which will make you look like a kitchen Goddess. If you have guests that do not love seafood you can use anything from thin cold cuts of meat or even veggies only. The possibilities are endless with this recipe. 

smoked salmon roll-ups

The key is to use the best quality salmon and my brand of choice is Blue Circle Foods because their smoked salmon is free from antibiotics, GMOs, growth hormones, sugar and synthetic pigments. I used full cream cheese but here you can go with a low fat cream cheese if you like. Spinach can be substituted with lettuce, arugula or any soft green leaf. The dill, capers and lemon zest elevate the flavor of this appetizer really well. 

Blue Circle Foods Smoked Salmon

Smoked Salmon Roll-Ups Recipe

Smoked Salmon Roll-Ups Recipe

Smoked Salmon Roll-Ups Recipe
Serves 2
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Prep Time
15 min
Total Time
2 hr
Prep Time
15 min
Total Time
2 hr
Ingredients
  1. 1/2 block (4oz) cream cheese, softened
  2. 16 oz Blue Circle Foods smoked salmon
  3. 3 flour tortillas
  4. 1 cup baby spinach leaves
  5. 3 tablespoons finely chopped red onions
  6. Juice and zest from 1 small lemon
  7. 2 tbsp. fresh dill leaves chopped
  8. 2 tsp capers
  9. 1/4 tsp freshly cracked black pepper
Instructions
  1. In a bowl, stir together the cream cheese, lemon juice, zest, dill, capers, red onions and black pepper.
  2. Lay tortillas down flat on cling wrap. Spread the cream cheese mixture on the tortillas, leaving about 1/2 inch edges.
  3. Line with a layer of spinach, followed by a layer of smoked salmon.
  4. Roll tortillas up, wrap tightly in cling wrap and chill until ready to eat.
  5. When ready to serve, remove from cling wrap, place on cutting board, and trim off the ends. Slice each roll into 1 1/2 inch pinwheels and serve.
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What is your favorite appetizer? I am always looking for new ideas and would love to hear from you in the comments below!

Watermelon Feta Triangles

What sounds fresh and tasty more than watermelon feta triangles, well maybe there are other things but right now this fresh and bright snack is taking the spotlight. I like to make these on weekends and just set them on the coffee table so we can snack on them while watching tv. Its a very refreshing and light snack to eat especially in the summer. The feta provides a salty contrast to the sweet watermelon which you will love.

Watermelon feta triangles

Watermelon Feta Triangle recipe

Ingredients 

1 quarter medium sized watermelon

1/2 cup Good quality Feta cheese

5 leaves fresh basil

1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1 tsp balsamic vinegar

Directions

  1. Cut watermelon into triangles about an inch or less thick.
  2. Crumble feta cheese, tear basil leaves into small pieces and place over watermelon slices
  3. Mix extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar and drizzle over watermelon slices.
  4. Serve on platter and enjoy!

The balsamic dressing is totally optional and can be omitted. I initially wanted to drizzle the triangles with a balsamic glaze which would have been perfect but I was too hungry to make it so if you are not as lazy as I was you can use a glaze instead. balsamic glazes can be bought in store too, I just like to make everything myself because I get to control the ingredients.

Watermelon feta triangles

Benefits of eating Watermelon

There are some benefits to eating this dish especially from the watermelon. Did you know that watermelon contains about 92% water which is already a plus as we know water is good for us. In addition to water content watermelons are a great source of Lycopene, vitamin A, vitamin C and Vitamin B6. They also contain good levels of potassium, copper and lots more. The best part of it all is that it is a low calorie and fat free snack, need I say more.

Now that I have tried to convince you to eat watermelon, hope you enjoy making this fun and fresh summer snack. What other creative ways have you used watermelon? I am always looking for ideas and would love to hear from you!

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