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
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
Cut the salmon into small pieces
In a mixing bowl, beat together the cream cheese and garlic and herb cheese spread, with an electric mixer on low, until creamy.
Stir in the green onions, capers, dill, lemon juice and smoked salmon until well blended.
Divided and spread the salmon mixture evenly over each lavash or tortilla.
Roll each one up tightly like a jelly-roll and secure with a toothpick.
Cover and refrigerate until well chilled.
Cut each roll into 3/8-inch thick slices.
Arrange cut side up on a serving platter.
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