Today I’m having friends over for Smoked Salmon Pumpernickel Pinwheels and Chicken Salad on Waffle Bites. Both are low calorie, and I’m serving a field greens salad with them. Bits of salmon and fat free cream cheese give the pumpernickel roll-ups a double dose of deliciousness. Classic chicken salad goes on top of mini-waffles.
To make the pinwheels: 1 8 ounce container of fat free cream cheese spread; 2 ounces or 1/2 cup sliced, diced smoked salmon; 1/4 cup chopped red onion, 1/4 cup fresh dill, 2 tablespoons drained and chopped capers; 2 teaspoons lemon zest, 8 slices pumpernickel bread; fresh dill leaves for garnish. Directions: stir all ingredients together. trim crusts from bread, and roll slices to flatten with a rolling pin. Arrange filling on top. Place seam-side down and refrigerate for 1 hour with plastic wrap covering them. Slice into pinwheels, place back in refrigerator until ready to serve with dill sprigs.
Ingredients for Chicken Salad and Waffle Bites: 1 cup diced, cooked chicken; 1 rib finely chopped celery; 2 finely chopped scallions; 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro or parsley; 1 teaspoon lime juice, 1/8 teaspoon salt; 1/4 low calorie ranch dressing; 16 frozen mini waffles; sliced grape tomatoes and cilantro or parsley for garnish. Directions: Combine ingredients in a bowl and refrigerate. Just before serving prepare waffles according to package directions. Top each with about 1 tablespoon of the chicken salad. Transfer to a serving platter and garnish.