Little Red & Green Appetizers
Lighten up your holiday table with Little Red and Green Appetizers which start with a base of colorful fresh vegetables: red potatoes and crisp cucumbers.
PREP TIME: 30 minutes
COOK TIME: 15 minutes
2/3 pound (about 12) small red potatoes, uniform in size
½ teaspoon salt
6 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese, at room temperature
3 ounces sliced smoked salmon, finely chopped
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
¼ teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
12 slices (1/2 inch thick) English cucumber
Snipped chives, dried dill weed and/or drained capers, for garnish
Halve potatoes; cut and discard a very thin slice from skin side of each half. In 2-quart saucepan, cover potatoes with water; add salt. Bring to boiling over high heat, reduce heat, cover and cook until tender, 10 to 15 minutes, depending on size of potatoes. Drain;
cool to room temperature. Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix cheese, salmon, lemon juice and pepper to blend thoroughly. With small spoon, mound salmon mixture onto potato halves and cucumber slices, dividing equally (1 to 1 ½ teaspoons each). Arrange on
serving plate and add your choice of garnishes. (If not served immediately, these can be prepared several hours in advance; cover and refrigerate. For best flavor, return to room temperature just before serving.)
Makes 10 to 12 appetizer servings.
Per serving (1/12 of batch): 63 calories, 3 g protein, 6 g carbohydrate, 3 g total fat, 8 mg
cholesterol, 218 mg sodium, .5 g fiber, 4 mg Vitamin C, 182 mg potassium.