Low-carb Smoked Salmon and Avocado Roll-ups

Low-carb Smoked Salmon and Avocado Roll-ups.
OK, Daylight Savings Time, you’ve tricked me again! My iPhone changes times automatically… Or at least it did on Sunday! Then yesterday morning, for no reason at all, it switched back to the wrong time, sending me into a whirlwind of confusion! Luckily for me, this is the time of year that we gain an hour, so all that happened was that I thought it was an hour earlier than it actually was. Thank goodness I didn’t have to go into the office!

I’m not sure if it’s noticeable, but my website has switched from a WordPress.com hosted site to a self-hosted WordPress.org site. I switched it over so I could start expanding the site and bring some pretty cool features to The Pescetarian and the Pig. Unfortunately in the move, not all of the subscriptions transferred. If you are one of the 500 subscribers that went missing ( :( ) , please re-subscribe! I miss you!

Also, something new, I made a Facebook page for The Pescetarian and the Pig! Please go “like” it here: http://facebook.com/thepescetarianandthepig if you’d like to follow me on Facebook. And please follow @CupcakethePig if you’d like to subscribe to my Twitter feed! So many social tools I don’t know what to do with myself!

So there are some new things coming to the site… Things I cannot wait to share. In the meantime, while those are in the works, please expect to see more recipes from me! I finally have the time to create more and more and more!

Now, let’s start out the new site with these wonderfully tasty, very healthy, low-carb roll-ups!

Low-Carb Smoked Salmon and Avocado Roll-ups

(Serves 1 as a meal, or 8 as hors d’ oeuvres)

  • About 5 large Romaine Lettuce Leaves, ribs removed
  • 4-5 Strips of Nova Smoked Salmon
  • 5 Cherry Tomatoes, sliced
  • 1/4 Cup Fresh Dill, thick stems removed
  • 2 Tbsp. Fresh Chopped Chives

Avocado Spread:

  • 1/2 Avocado
  • 1 Tbsp. Chevre Goat Cheese
  • 1/2 Lime Juiced
  • 1/4 tsp. Sea Salt
  • Fresh Cracked Black Pepper to taste

For the Avocado Spread: In a small bowl (or glass, as I like to use), place lime juice, diced avocado, goat cheese, sea salt, and black pepper. Using a fork or a small whisk, smash the ingredients together until semi-creamy, but still chunky.

 

Choose the biggest leaves of lettuce you can, cutting out the rib, and lay them on top of Saran wrap allowing them to overlap each other by 2 inches horizontally.

Spread the avocado spread thickly down the leaves, perpendicular to how they are laying. Keep the ingredients a little left of center so they can be properly rolled up.

Lay out the remaining ingredients on top of the avocado spread. Starting from the left side and using the Saran wrap to help you, gently begin rolling up the lettuce wrap much like you would a sushi roll. Once rolled, use toothpicks to secure the roll in place and make your cuts between the toothpicks.

You will probably end up discarding each end, as they tend to have a very uneven distribution of ingredients.

Eat this roll-up all by yourself (like I did), or serve as an appetizer or hors d’ oeuvres.

 Aren’t they lovely?

And so durn healthy, too!

Low-carb Smoked Salmon and Avocado Roll-ups
 
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Healthy, low-carb smoked salmon and avocado roll-ups with goat cheese, dill, and cherry tomatoes. Serves 8 as hors d' oeuvres, serves one as a meal.
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Recipe type: Pescetarian
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • About 5 large Romaine Lettuce Leaves, ribs removed
  • 4-5 Strips of Nova Smoked Salmon
  • 5 Cherry Tomatoes, sliced
  • ¼ Cup Fresh Dill, thick stems removed
  • 2 Tbsp. Fresh Chopped Chives
Avocado Spread:
  • ½ Avocado
  • 1 Tbsp. Chevre Goat Cheese
  • ½ Lime Juiced
  • ¼ tsp. Sea Salt
  • Fresh Cracked Black Pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. For the Avocado Spread: In a small bowl (or glass, as I like to use), place lime juice, diced avocado, goat cheese, sea salt, and black pepper.
  2. Using a fork or a small whisk, smash the ingredients together until semi-creamy, but still chunky.
  3. Choose the biggest leaves of lettuce you can, cutting out the rib, and lay them on top of Saran wrap allowing them to overlap each other by 2 inches horizontally.
  4. Spread the avocado spread thickly down the leaves, perpendicular to how they are laying. Keep the ingredients a little left of center so they can be properly rolled up.
  5. Lay out the remaining ingredients on top of the avocado spread.
  6. Starting from the left side and using the Saran wrap to help you, gently begin rolling up the lettuce wrap much like you would a sushi roll.
  7. Once rolled, use toothpicks to secure the roll in place and make your cuts between the toothpicks.

 

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11 Responses to “Low-carb Smoked Salmon and Avocado Roll-ups”

  1. Laura
    November 6, 2012 at 3:07 pm #

    WOW. This speaks to me. Can’t wait to make this for my family – they are carb conscious and LOVE any combo of salmon and avocado! great idea.

    • Rachel
      November 9, 2012 at 1:34 pm #

      I’m carb-conscious myself, and always trying to find new ways of going low-carb. This one is very satisfying ;)

  2. November 7, 2012 at 3:06 pm #

    Oooh this is nice. All healthy things rolled up like it’s some kind of sushi :) This looks like a yummy snack!

    • Rachel
      November 9, 2012 at 1:33 pm #

      Haha, yes, it does look like a big old lettucy sushi roll. It is very addicting, too! (I wonder what it would taste like dipped in soy sauce ;) )

  3. November 7, 2012 at 3:20 pm #

    What a brilliant idea – perfect for an appetiser or a wee snack. Yum.

    • Rachel
      November 9, 2012 at 1:32 pm #

      Why thank you :) If you eat the whole thing on your own, it’s actually a lot more filling than you might think!

  4. November 12, 2012 at 9:52 pm #

    Thanks for the reminder that you moved your site. I have resubscribed and joined you on facebook so looking forward to keeping in touch. Take care, BAM

    • Rachel
      November 14, 2012 at 5:20 pm #

      No problem! Thanks for keeping up with me, I love seeing your unusual recipes from around the world!

  5. December 14, 2012 at 11:48 pm #

    YUM, I can’t wait to try these. Such a tasty and easy low-carb treat.

    • Rachel
      December 29, 2012 at 5:51 pm #

      I hope you enjoy them as much as I do :)

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