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Little Red and Green Appetizers

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Quick Facts

Servings: 12
Prep Time: 20 min.
Cook Time: 25 min.
Total: 45 min.
Smoked salmon sits atop red potatoes and crisp cucumbers in this holiday appetizer.


  • 2/3 lb small red potatoes, uniform in size
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 6 oz reduced-fat cream cheese, room temperature
  • 3 oz smoked salmon, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp coarsely ground black pepper
  • 12 slices English cucumber
  • Chives, minced (garnish)
  • Dill weed (garnish)
  • Capers, drained (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 a boil 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 cream 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 1/2 tsp each).
  • Arrange on serving plate and add your choice of garnishes.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 62
  Calories from Fat 26 (42%)
(4%)Total Fat 3g
(8%)Saturated Fat 2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
(3%)Cholesterol 10mg
(8%)Sodium 196mg
(5%)Potassium 184mg
Total Carbohydrate 6g
(2%)Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 0g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(7%)Protein 3g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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