As recently confessed, I have a mild tendency (cough) to become elevated around the holidays.
So, you can imagine my excitement when I happened to make these little festive appetizers on the day that we had our very first snowfall…
Yes indeed. It was a thing of beauty.
We woke to white – ground covered and branches hanging heavy. Our golden bouncing in the soft morning light, tail in motion and squeals of delight. (Our cat, managing to remain somewhat less moved). Two boys off to school in boots and broad smiles – waiting to turn the corner before throwing their first snowball.
Since there does not appear to be any shortage of appetizers served on (or with) bread, I wanted to provide some alternatives.
This is a low glycemic load appetizer that is extremely easy to pull together and full of nutrients. If my doggie could talk, she would also tell you that they are delicious. How do I know this? Because it took her about 4 seconds to demolition the entire tray while I turned my back to upload these photos (arghh….).
These bites would also make a nice option for anyone on a wheat or gluten restricted diet.
250 grams smoked salmon
1 English cucumber
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
1 Tbsp lemon zest
1 Tbsp fresh dill, chopped
A few slices purple onion for topping and decorating
Slice cucumber on a slight angle – about 1/4 inch thick. Place a piece of smoked salmon on each slice, rolling it in slightly.