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Salmon Cucumber Bites with Avocado Pea Smash

These smoked salmon cucumber bites with avocado pea smash make the perfect healthy appetizer. This easy appetizer requires no baking just keep in the fridge until ready to serve. Paleo, Whole30, low carb, dairy free and gluten free.#paleorecipes #salmon #appetizer #appetizerrecipeslow-carb #avocadoappetizerrecipes #avocado #salmonrecipes #lowcarbideas #whole30

Smoked salmon cucumber bites with avocado pea smash make the perfect healthy appetizer. Paleo, Whole30, Keto, gluten and dairy free these make an easy little appetizer to take to nearly any occasion.

 

(This was originally published in January 2019)

I love easy to make healthy appetizers that don’t require a lot of time in the kitchen. These healthy bites are so simple to prepare……

There is no baking required. Simply pop in the fridge until you are ready to serve them….

These salmon cucumber bites make a healthy refreshing appetizer that is perfect to serve for a BBQ or party or take along as a plate to a pot luck or picnic.

The smoked salmon goes so well with the creamy mix of the fresh avocado and pea smash topping the crisp crunchy cucumber nicely.

These smoked salmon cucumber bites with avocado pea smash make the perfect healthy appetizer. This easy appetizer requires no baking just keep in the fridge until ready to serve. Paleo, Whole30, low carb, dairy free and gluten free.#paleorecipes #salmon #appetizer #appetizerrecipeslow-carb #avocadoappetizerrecipes #avocado #salmonrecipes #lowcarbideas #whole30

How to make Salmon Cucumber Bites

1. First make the avocado and pea smash. If you are using frozen peas then place in a bowl of hot water for 20 minutes to defrost, drain off any excess water.
2. Add the lemon juice, olive oil, crushed garlic, salt and pepper, mash with a fork until the peas are crushed fairy well. 3. Add the avocado and further mash with a fork until the mixture is the consistency you desire. I like mine a little bit lumpy. Taste and add more salt and pepper if desired.
4. Cut the cucumber into rounds. Place a spoonful of the avocado and pea smash onto each cucumber round.
5. Chop the smoked salmon or pull apart into small pieces. Place a small amount on top of the pea and avocado smash.
6. Top each bite with fresh chives and a tiny squeeze of lemon and freshly ground black pepper as desired.
7. Keep in the fridge until ready to serve.

Additional Tips

  • If you don’t like peas then these cucumber bites will still work really well with just avocado.
  • Tuna, chorizo or chopped salami could be another alternative to salmon that you could use or simply place some feta on top.

Are peas considered to be Paleo?

If you are following a Paleo diet you may be confused about whether you can eat peas or not……

Peas are generally thought to be fine to eat if you are following a Paleo diet. Peas are lower in phytates and lectins than other legumes and are generally thought to have a lower affinity for binding to the gut wall therefore can cause less digestive issues. Also as they are consumed fresh not dried and are often cooked so they are easier to digest and not so hard on the digestive system.

I personally don’t like rigid diets as there is no one size fits all when it comes to health and believe there should always be a degree of flexibility and individuality when following any way of eating.

Labels however have their place and certainly make it easier to see at a glance if a recipe is suitable for you.

If you are extremely sensitive to legumes then it may be better to omit peas from this recipe and use avocado only. Or for another alternative that can be easier on the digestive system you might like to cook the peas for this recipe instead of just soaking. Cover them in water in a saucepan and cook for at least 15 minutes then rinse and drain them thoroughly.

With all that being said, avocado and pea smash is a really tasty combo so I hope you give it a try!

These smoked salmon cucumber bites with avocado pea smash make the perfect healthy appetizer. This easy appetizer requires no baking just keep in the fridge until ready to serve. Paleo, Whole30, low carb, dairy free and gluten free.#paleorecipes #salmon #appetizer #appetizerrecipeslow-carb #avocadoappetizerrecipes #avocado #salmonrecipes #lowcarbideas #whole30

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Have a lovely week!

Hope

Serves 15

Salmon Cucumber Bites with Avocado Pea Smash

Healthy Smoked Salmon and Cucumber Bites with Avocado Pea Smash. An easy and tasty appetizer.

20 minPrep Time

20 minTotal Time

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5 based on 12 review(s)

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cucumber sliced into rounds - I used approx 1/2 a telegraph cucumber.
  • 50gm/1.8oz smoked salmon
  • Avocado Pea Smash
  • 1 avocado, cubed
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1/4 tsp himalayan sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • Topping
  • 2 tsp chives, fresh, finely chopped
  • Extra squeeze of lemon if desired.

Instructions

  1. First make the avocado and pea smash. If you are using frozen peas then place in a bowl of hot water for 20 minutes to defrost, drain off any excess water.
  2. Add the lemon juice, olive oil, crushed garlic, salt and pepper, mash with a fork until the peas are crushed fairy well. Add the avocado and further mash with a fork until the mixture is the consistency you desire. I like mine a little bit lumpy. Taste and add more salt and pepper if desired.
  3. Cut the cucumber into rounds. Place a spoonful of the avocado and pea smash onto each cucumber round.
  4. Chop the smoked salmon or pull apart into small pieces. Place a small amount on top of the pea and avocado smash.
  5. Top each bite with fresh chives and a tiny squeeze of lemon and freshly ground black pepper as desired.
  6. Keep in the fridge until ready to serve.

Notes

This recipe makes 15 salmon cucumber bites. If you don't like peas then these cucumber bites will still work really well with just avocado. Tuna, chorizo or chopped salami could be another alternative to salmon that you could use or simply place some feta on top.

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Cuisines
American
Occasions
Cocktail Party
Cooking
No Bake
Diet
pescetarian
Paleo
Keto
Allergy
gluten free
dairy free
egg free
soy free
wheat free
treenut free
sesame free
mustard free

Nutrition

Calories

42 cal

Fat

3 g

Carbs

2 g

Protein

1 g
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