Smoked Salmon and Avocado Bites
Smoked salmon, avocado and cucumber bites are the perfect snack recipe. They’re healthy, tasty, uber easy to make, and look beautiful on a serving tray. Your guests (or your afternoon tea break) will love them! This recipe has been made with a Reed avocado, the creamiest delectable avocado of them all. With only 5 ingredients the nutty flavour stands out as it should. Reed avocados are only available for a limited time and have a lighter, more subtle flavour and are about the size of a softball. Be warned, as the Reed ripens, its skin remains the same green color, unlike other types of avocado, so don’t leave them for too long without checking them!
This recipe provides a nice contribution of protein (17g) and a brilliant contribution to your B Vitamins (110% of your B12 needs). This recipe also caters to ½ your daily needs of selenium needs. Selenium is only needed in small amounts but plays a major role in important processes in your body. Selenium acts as a powerful antioxidant and is important for the proper functioning of your thyroid gland. In fact, thyroid tissue contains a higher amount of selenium than any other organ in the human body! Selenium protects the thyroid gland from oxidative stress and is necessary for thyroid hormone production.
Note: For the non-salmon eaters – replace with hemp hearts instead!
½ Cucumber (large)
½ Avocado (mashed)
170 grams Smoked Salmon
1 tsp Capers
1/8 tsp Sea Salt
Slice cucumber into 1/4-inch thick rounds
In a small bowl, mash the avocado with a fork
Top the cucumber with mashed avocado, smoked salmon, capers and sea salt. Serve and enjoy!