Lightened Up Smoked Salmon Appetizer (and giveaway!)

by jerseygirl on December 27, 2012 · 432 comments

DSC_0126 (3)This morning I woke up from another food coma. There has been good holiday eats around here causing various members of my family to sleep late and stay in their pajamas until 2pm for the last three days. One of those people may or may not have been me.

There is more celebrating to be done and plenty of good food to be had before the new year begins. The problem is if I keep eating lasagna, cookies and rib roast, I will be looking a little bit like the big man in the red suit. While I just can’t just start my full healthy regiment yet, I can make a few lightened up appetizers for my next gathering. If I take a quick trip to the gym or get in a slow jog around the block, I’ll feel much better too.


It’s not hard to have some healthy munchies on your table. I’ll start my new year’s eve celebration with my lightened up smoked salmon appetizer made with Wasa crispbreads. I love Wasa crackers because they are delicious and made with whole grains. The crisp and light 7 grain crackerbreads have 70 calories in three huge crackers. There are plenty of healthier choices to put on them and here are a few to start with:

Marinated Mixed Mushroom Salad

Baked Jalapeno Popper Dip

Eggplant and Tomato Relish

White Bean Dip

Edamame Dip

Skinny Hot Spinach Dip

To help you stay on track after the new year,  Wasa is offering a $25 Gift Card and two boxes of Wasa Crispbread to one of my readers.

To enter, please leave a comment telling me your favorite appetizer.  For extra entries  you can:

Leave a separate comment for each entry telling me you follow, pinned, etc. There are 6  possible entries per person!

Please leave your comments by Tuesday, January 1st at 11:59pm EST.  A winner will be randomly picked and announced on Wednesday, January 2nd.  Sorry, but you can only enter if you have a US mailing address. Good luck everyone!

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4.7 from 7 reviews
Lightened Up Smoked Salmon Appetizer
Recipe type: appetizer
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 6
This easy no- cook appetizer is light and perfect for your next party.
  • 4 ounces light cream cheese, room temperature
  • 12 Wasa Crisp n Light crackers, broken or cut in half
  • 24 slices cucumber, very thinly sliced
  • 4 ounces thinly sliced smoked salmon, cut into 24 pieces
  • dried dill or fresh chopped dill for garnish
  1. Spread the cream cheese on each cracker.
  2. Top each with a slice of salmon.
  3. Garnish with the dill.


****For full disclosure, Wasa provided me with crackers to try and a gift card to purchase other ingredients for my recipe.  As usual all opinions are my own.


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