Need an easy, make-ahead appetizer for your Oscar-watching party that will please your friends who are following low carb or dairy-free diets? Try these fancy-looking smoked salmon and cucumber rolls.
When you trim the salmon and julienne the cucumber, make sure your strips of salmon are just a bit narrower than your strips of cucumber. You want some cucumber to poke out of each end.
These portable salmon rolls also make a great lunch when paired with a spinach salad and are the perfect high-protein pre-gym snack.
Smoked Salmon Cucumber Rolls
Adapted from Fine Cooking
2 tablespoons honey
1/4 cup Homemade White Wine Mustard or prepared mustard
12 ounces thinly sliced smoked salmon, cut into strips about 2 x 4 inches
1 cucumber (preferably English), seeded and cut into 2 1/2-inch strips
Heat honey for about 10 seconds in the microwave to make it easier to blend (you can skip this step). Combine honey and mustard in a small bowl.
Place a strip of salmon on a cutting board. Spread on a thin layer of honey mustard mixture. Place 2 or 3 cucumber strips at one end of the salmon and roll up. Move roll to serving dish. Repeat with remaining salmon strips.
Serve immediately or cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate.
Makes 20 servings (40 rolls)
Per serving (2 rolls): 50 calories, 2g fat (0g sat), 14mg cholesterol, 237mg sodium, 7g carb, 1g fiber, 6g sugar, 5g protein
Nutritional Analysis: Smoked salmon inherently has a lot of Sodium, but it is a good source of Protein, Niacin, Vitamin B12, Selenium and Phosphorus. It is also moderately anti-inflammatory. (Source: nutritiondata.com)