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Skinny Smoked Salmon Pinwheel Appetizers

Posted Mar 19 2012 12:57am

Skinny Smoked Salmon Pinwheel Appetizers

Skinny Smoked Salmon Pinwheel Appetizers

Looking for an easy impressive smoked salmon appetizer recipe? Check out these simple and delicious smoked salmon pinwheels.

They are adapted from a recipe that caught my eye as I was thumbing through The New Holly Clegg Trim & Terrific Cookbook (Trim and Terrific)  looking for an easy appetizer idea to make to take to friends who invited us for dinner last night.

I don’t make appetizers that often and when I do, it’s usually the same simple things  - a bowl of mixed nuts, a lowfat dip  and something for dunking in it, cheese and crackers or chips and salsa or   guacamole  - so coming up with an idea took a fair amount of cookbook searching.

I love smoked salmon and smoked salmon appetizers so decided to give this one a try.

I made several minor changes: substituting whole wheat lavash from Trader Joes for tortillas; chopped green onion for red onion; and adding fresh dill in the spread and as a garnish for the top of each pinwheel.

These smoked salmon pinwheels were really easy to make. You just mix together the smoked salmon spread ingredients, spread it on the lavash, roll up like a jelly roll into logs and chill. Then cut the logs into 3/8-inch thick slices and arrange them on a platter. And if you want, top with a little sprig of fresh dill. That’s all there is to it.

This is an easy appetizer I can see myself making again. I think the smoked salmon and cheese mixture would be great spread on crackers, crostini or cucumber slices too.


Skinny Smoked Salmon Pinwheel Appetizers Recipe
Recipe type: Appetizer
Prep time: 30 mins
Total time: 30 mins
Serves: 48
A simple tasty combination of reduced fat cream cheese, garlic herb cheese, capers and dill spread on tortillas or lavash, rolled and cut into pinwheels for an easy impressive appetizer
  1. Cut the salmon into small pieces
  2. In a mixing bowl, beat together the cream cheese and garlic and herb cheese spread, with an electric mixer on low, until creamy.
  3. Stir in the green onions, capers, dill, lemon juice and smoked salmon until well blended.
  4. Divided and spread the salmon mixture evenly over each lavash or tortilla.
  5. Roll each one up tightly like a jelly-roll and secure with a toothpick.
  6. Cover and refrigerate until well chilled.
  7. Cut each roll into 3/8-inch thick slices.
  8. Arrange cut side up on a serving platter.
  9. Top each pinwheel with a small sprig of fresh dill if desired.
Nutrition & Cooking Notes

Nutritional Estimates Per Serving (2 pinwheels): 57 calories, 3 g fat, 6 g carbs, 0 g fiber, 3 g protein and 2 Weight Watchers PointsPlus Value

This spread is also delicious as a topping for crostini, plain crackers or cucumber slices

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