CUCUMBER CUPS WITH DILL CREAM AND SMOKED SALMON

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(24 cups, serves 12)

 

Ingredients:

11⁄3 seedless cucumbers, left unpeeled
125ml reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
2 tbs chopped fresh dill
1 tspn finely grated fresh lemon zest
1⁄2 tsp fresh lemon juice
1⁄4 tsp black pepper
125g smoked salmon, cut into 24 strips
24 small dill sprigs

 

Method:

Trim ends from cucumbers and cut crosswise into 24 (2cm-thick) rounds. Scoop a 1⁄2-inch-deep depression from one side of each round with a small melon-ball cutter, forming little cups. Drain cucumbers, cup sides down, on paper towels for 15 minutes. Stir together cream cheese, chopped dill, zest, juice, and pepper. Spoon 1⁄2 teaspoon cheese mixture into each cup, then top with a salmon strip and a dill sprig. *All Recipes Magazine*

 

Notes:

Classic combos are classic because the flavors go well together! Dill, cucumber, and smoked fish are combined with a bit of lemon to perk things up. Small pieces of smoked trout would be a good substitute for the salmon in this pretty, easy, no-cook hors ’oeuvre. Cucumber cups can be assembled and kept chilled in an airtight container 1 day ahead.

 

Nutritional Information:

Per serving (2 cups): calories 49; fat 3.7g; sat fat 1.9g; protein 2.6g; carbs 1.7g; fibre 0.2g; sodium 225mg; cholesterol 12.6mg

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