Smoked Salmon and Cucumber Appetizer Recipe

Smoked Salmon Appetizer

Smoked Salmon Appetizer

Serves: 6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: none
Difficulty: Easy
Comments: This is a simple and delicious appetizer and great for parties!

Ingredients:

6 ounces smoked Salmon
4 ounces cream cheese, 1/3 less fat
1 cucumber, english
1/4 onion(s), red
2 tablespoons capers

Preparation: Slice cucumbers and spread cream cheese on top of each slice. Top with a piece of salmon and garnish with chopped onions and capers. Arrange on a platter and serve.

Nutrition: Per Serving About: 140 calories, 6 g fat, 2.5 g saturated fat, 19 g protein, 3 g carbohydrates, 0 g dietary fiber, 190 mg sodium; WW Points Plus value 4

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Fresh Salsa Low Calorie and Delicious

Fresh Salsa
Comments: This is easy to make and so much better than the prepared version. Use it in omelets, over fish or chicken, or topped on a southwest salad.
Serves: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: none
Difficulty: Easy
Ingredients:

4 tomatoes, Roma, or any, seeded and chopped
1/2 onion, red, chopped
1 jalapeno chili pepper, seeded and finely chopped
1 lime, juice only
1 tablespoon cilantro, fresh, or more, chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt

Preparation: Combine all ingredients in a bowl and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Nutrition: Per Serving About: 25 calories, 0 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat, 0 mg Cholesterol, 1 g protein, 5 g carbohydrates, 1 g dietary fiber, 290 mg sodium; WW Points Plus Value 0

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Ham and Artichoke Rolls

Ham and Artichoke Rolls

Ham and Artichoke Rolls

Serves: 6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: none
Difficulty: Easy
Comments: This is a simple and delicious low carb appetizer.

Ingredients:
12 ounces ham, lean, sliced
4 ounces cream cheese, 1/3 less fat, softened
6 ounces artichoke hearts,marinated, drained and chopped

Preparation: Place ham slices on a cutting board. Spread cream cheese over ham. Arrange artichoke hearts along one edge of ham, then carefully roll into a log, slice and serve.

Nutrition: Per Serving About: 120 calories, 7 g fat, 2.5 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat, 10 g protein, 6 g carbohydrates, 1 g dietary fiber, 780 mg sodium; WW Points Plus value 3

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Asparagus with Asian Sesame Dipping Sauce

Asparagus with Asian Dipping Sauce

Asparagus with Asian Dipping Sauce


I have to say, this is a great way to get your kids, husband, guests to eat more vegetables. The dipping sauce is also good with blanched broccoli, green beans, cauliflower or other favorite veggies.

Serves: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 5 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Comments: This is a great appetizer or side dish even your kids will love! For Vegan…use a vegannaise and substitute agave nectar for the honey.

Ingredients:

1 pound asparagus, fresh
1/3 cup mayonnaise, light or reduced fat
2 teaspoons sesame oil, dark, or more if desired
2 teaspoons soy sauce, low sodium
2 teaspoons honey or agave nectar
1 teaspoon vinegar, rice, seasoned

Preparation: Clean asparagus and cut tough ends off. Place about 6 cups of water in a large pot. Bring water to a boil and add salt. Drop asparagus into the boiling water and cook for only about 1 minute or so until crisp tender. Remove asparagus and place in a pitcher or large bowl of ice-water to stop the cooking process and retain brightness of color. Drain asparagus, place on a serving platter. For the sauce, mix remaining ingredients and serve in a small bowl next to the asparagus. Chill until ready to serve.

Nutrition: Per Serving (approx): 120 calories,10 g fat,1.5 g saturated fat, 2 g protein, 7 g carbohydrates, 1 g dietary fiber, 250 mg sodium; WW points plus value 3

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Deviled Eggs

Deviled Eggs

Deviled Eggs


Serves: 6
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 12 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Comments: These make a great snack or side dish.

Ingredients
6 eggs, large
2 tablespoons mayonnaise, light or reduced fat
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
6 olives, black, pitted, finely chopped
1 tablespoon onion(s), red, finely chopped
1 green onion(s) , chopped, as garnish

Preparation: Place eggs in a medium sauce pan and cover with water. Bring to a boil, cover, then turn heat off, leaving cover on pan for 15 minutes. Place eggs under cold water to stop the cooking process. Peel eggs and cut in half. Remove yolks and place them in a medium mixing bowl. Add remaining ingredients except for green onions. Mix well, then spoon filling into centers of eggs. Garnish with green onions and black pepper or paprika if desired.

Nutrition: Per Serving About: 130 calories, 9 g fat, 2.5 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat, 9 g protein, 3 g carbohydrates, 0 g dietary fiber, 210 mg sodium; WW Points Plus value 3

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Cheese Spread with Black Olives and Celery

Cheese Spread with Black Olives and Celery

Cheese Spread with Black Olives and Celery


Serves: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: none
Difficulty: Easy
Comments: Easy make ahead appetizer or snack.

Ingredients:

4 wedges cheese, Laughing Cow Light, or other soft low fat cheese
8 stalks celery
1/4 cup olives, black, pitted, chopped
3 green onions, chopped
Preparation: Unwrap cheese and place in a small mixing bowl. Add chopped green onions and black olives and mix well. Spread on celery sticks and chill until ready to serve.

Nutrition: Per Serving About: 60 calories, 3 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat, 3 g protein, 6 g carbohydrates, 3 g dietary fiber, 450 mg sodium; WW Points plus value 2

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