I had to make an appetizer the other day, and wanted to try something new. I have my favourite go-to recipes that are always crowd-pleasers, like Mitch’s Mushroom Caps, homemade hummus or guacamole, Dark Chocolate Bacon Bark and Fruit and Nut Clusters, but I wanted to do something different.
I had just been grocery shopping and picked up a few cans of wild sockeye salmon, and I had two huge cucumbers waiting to be used from the farmer’s market… seemed like a match made in heaven. And boy was it ever! I added some cream cheese and goat cheese (because goat cheese just makes everything better), along with a bit of fresh dill, to the salmon, rolled it up in cucumber and voila! Super easy, delicious and healthy snack!
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- 1 large long english cucumber
- 1 can wild sockeye salmon
- 250 grams cream cheese
- 3/4 cup goat cheese
- 3 sprigs fresh dill
- Good dash of Herbamare or sea salt
- Mix the salmon, cheeses, dill and salt in a large bowl with a wooden spoon.
- Cut the cucumber in half (right in the middle, not length-wise)
- Using a vegetable peeler, peel long strips of cucumber. Stop once you get close to the seeds and start on the other side. You might want to discard the first one or two strips as they will be mostly the tough skin that won't roll very well.
- If your cucumber is really juicy, dry off the strips with a paper towel so that the filling sticks and doesn't slide out.
- Put a little dollop (about 1 tsp) of salmon mixture on the end of each strip of cucumber, and roll it up!
- This will make about 30 rolls, depending on how big your cucumber is. You will probably have quite a bit of salmon mixture left..
- Take the middle parts of the cucumber (with the seeds), and slice them up about half an inch thick.
- Then just put a dollop of salmon mixture on top of a slice of cucumber. (You can also just do the whole thing this way if you don't have the time or desire to do the roll-ups!)