SMOKED SALMON PINWHEELS

These elegant smoked salmon pinwheels are perfect if you want to enjoy lox without the bagels for a low-carb, keto appetizer.

SMOKED SALMON PINWHEELS

INGREDIENTS:
  • 8 ounces thinly sliced cold smoked salmon (I like Nova Lox)
  • 4 ounces 1/3 less fat cream cheese
  • 1/4 medium cucumber, cut into matchsticks
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion
  • 2 tablespoons capers, drained
  • 1/2 lemon, sliced thin

DIRECTIONS:
  • Lay a large piece of plastic wrap on a work surface.
  • Arrange the slices of salmon in an overlapping fashion to create a rectangle about 6 inches wide by 12 inches long, with one of the longest sides facing you.
  • Gently spread the cream cheese over the salmon trying not to dislodge any of the pieces. Lay the cucumber along one side of the rectangle about 1/2 inch from the edge.
  • Using the plastic wrap to guide you, roll the salmon up tightly around the cucumber sticks. Refrigerate until firm at least 30 minutes.
  • Using a sharp knife, cut the roll into 16 1/2-inch thick slices.
  • Sprinkle with red onion and capers and serve with lemon slices.