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by Marilena Leavitt June 19, 2018 0 Comments

This dish is a perfect after-work snack or party appetizer that combines veggies and protein. 

 

INGREDIENTS

1 large English cucumber

3-4 oz. wild Alaskan smoked Sockeye salmon

¼ cup cool Buttermilk-Ranch sauce (recipe follows)

--- fresh dill

--- Kosterina extra virgin olive oil

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Wash the cucumber and peel it with a serrated peeler, or, score it lengthwise with a fork (you can also leave it unpeeled, if you prefer). Slice it in thick pieces and place on paper towels to dry slightly.
  2. Separate the salmon slices and cut them into smaller pieces.
  3. Place the cucumber pieces on a serving platter and top with the smoked salmon, a dollop of the Buttermilk-Ranch sauce, a sprig of dill, and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil. Serve at once.

 

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Cool Buttermilk-Ranch Sauce

¼ cup buttermilk

¼ cup sour cream

¼ cup light mayo

½ tsp. fresh lemon juice

½ tsp. Dijon mustard

1 TBSP. fresh dill

½ tsp. fresh chives

¼ tsp. salt

pinch of freshly ground pepper

 

Whisk together the buttermilk, sour cream, and mayo in a small bowl. Add the lemon juice, mustard, fresh dill and chives, salt, and pepper. Place in an airtight container and refrigerate. It tastes better after an hour in the refrigerator.

 

Note: you can store the sauce in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Marilena Leavitt
Marilena Leavitt

Marilena Leavitt is Kosterina’s Executive Chef and creates healthy and easy to prepare recipes for our readers. Check out her website at: http://www.marilenaskitchen.com



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