Smoked Salmon Cucumber Bites – Low Carb and Gluten-Free! – 80 Twenty Nutrition

Smoked Salmon Cucumber Bites – Low Carb and Gluten-Free!

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Smoked Salmon Bites with yogurt, cucumber and dill - - gluten free, slow carb - Christy Brissette media dietitian - 80 Twenty Nutrition

Summer makes me want to nibble on light foods that don’t require turning on the stove. These Smoked Salmon Cucumber Bites are the result of a recent trip to the farmer’s market where I picked up some smoked salmon from up north, sheep yogurt, and beautiful organic cucumber. All these bites needed was salmon’s best friend: a sprig of dill, and it was love with each bite!

Serving Smoked Salmon Cucumber Bites on cucumber slices makes these babies low carb and gluten-free which makes them great to serve or bring to a party. Oh, and did I mention they’re super quick and easy to make?

You can speed things up by using a mandolin to slice your cucumber. That will also help make them look perfect 🙂 If you like, make these extra fancy by cutting the cucumber on a diagonal for a sophisticated angled look or if you have a slicer that makes cool shapes, even better!

Health Benefits of Salmon

  • Oily fish such as salmon and trout are excellent sources of protein, omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D.
  • Omega-3 fatty acids found in fish lower the risk of abnormal heart beats called arrhythmias. These heart-healthy fats also prevent plaque buildup in the arteries and can help lower blood pressure. Omega-3s lower triglyceride levels, a type of fat in the blood linked to heart disease.
  • A 3 ounce serving (about the size of your palm or a computer mouse) of salmon has 500 IU of vitamin D which is what most of us need in a day.
  • For a healthy heart, choose at least 2 servings of fatty fish a week (1 serving is the size of a deck of cards). Fatty fish includes salmon, trout, mackerel, sardines, and Arctic Char. Check www.seachoice.org and www.oceanwise.ca for a list of sustainable fish that are lower in mercury and other pollutants.

Smoked Salmon Cucumber Bites - Low Carb and Gluten-Free!

These quick and easy Smoked Salmon Cucumber Bites are gluten free and low carb. They offer a healthy boost of protein, omega-3s and vitamin D, making you cool as a cucumber in no time!
Servings 4
Calories 101 kcal
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cucumber large
  • 4 ounces yogurt (plain, Greek or thicker yogurt such as Icelandic yogurt or Skyr will work best)
  • 6 ounces smoked salmon sliced
  • 1/2 cup dill

Instructions
 

  • Slice the cucumber into rounds or use a mandolin. Smear with some yogurt, top with a piece of smoked salmon and a sprig of dill. Enjoy!

Notes

 

Nutrition

Calories: 101kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 13gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 370mgPotassium: 318mgFiber: 0.4gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 3050IUVitamin C: 29.7mgCalcium: 50mgIron: 0.7mg
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