Salmon Cucumber Boats

Lox is a salmon fillet that has been cured. Usually it is thinly sliced and commonly served with a bagel, cream cheese and capers. Try partnering lox up with cucumbers and fiber-rich pumpernickel to get a heart-helping serving of omega-3 fatty acids in this tasty recipe.

salmon-cu-boatsLox isn’t just for breakfast anymore. Lox is a salmon fillet that has been cured. Usually it is thinly sliced and commonly served with a bagel, cream cheese and capers. Try partnering lox up with cucumbers and fiber-rich pumpernickel to get a heart-helping serving of omega-3 fatty acids in this Salmon Cucumber Boats recipe.

Ingredients:
1 large orange
6 ounces smoked salmon, cut into 1/2-inch squares
1 large tomato (about 1/4 pound), diced
2 green onions, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
8 Cucumbers, peeled, halved lengthwise and seeded
1 1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream
4 slices pumpernickel (or whole-wheat pitas)

Directions:
Zest orange over a bowl and cut away the rind.
Section the orange over the bowl, removing membranes and catching juices and sections in your bowl.
Mix in salmon, tomato, onions, basil, oil, pepper and salt.
Divide salmon mixture evenly among cucumber boats. Top each boat with 1 1/2 teaspoons sour cream.
Serve with bread.

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