This appetizer is a total party pleaser and the perfect bite to serve before a holiday meal. It’s filled with omega-3 fatty acids as well as fresh veggies for a healthy and satisfying yet decadent crunch.
Prep time: 45 mins | Serves 10–15 people
1-1/2 lbs of salmon fillets
1 Tbsp onion powder
1 Tbsp garlic powder
1 Tbsp Kroger zesty table seasoning blend
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1 Tbsp dried parsley
1/4 tsp paprika
Olive oil cooking spray
1/2 cup olive oil mayonnaise
5 oz plain Greek yogurt
3 Tbsp fat-free half and half
1/3 cup green onions, sliced
1/2 cup red bell peppers, diced
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp fresh dill, chopped
1/2 cup celery, diced
1 tsp stevia powder
1 Tbsp curly parsley, chopped
1 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp chives, chopped
1 tsp garlic, minced
1 baguette, sliced ¼ thick on bias
1 English cucumber, sliced on bias
Olive oil cooking spray
Optional: extra chives as garnish
Preheat oven to 375F. Gently spray the salmon with olive oil cooking spray or coat with olive oil. Mix the spices for the fish in a small bowl, then season all sides of the fillets. Place them 1 inch apart on a lined baking sheet. Gently add olive oil to the top of the salmon again before placing them into the oven. Bake for 12–15 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fillets. Halfway through the cooking process, add more olive oil to the top of the salmon. Once the fish has reached an internal temp of 145F, remove from the oven. Gently remove the skin, and flake them into small pieces. Set aside to cool.
In a large bowl, combine the salmon, green onions, peppers, celery, lemon juice, half and half, chives, parsley, dill, salt, mayonnaise, garlic, stevia, and yogurt. Mix well and season to taste.
Place sliced bread in a single layer on a lined baking sheet. Spray both sides of bread with olive oil cooking spray or brush with olive oil. If desired, season bread with garlic powder and dried parsley. In a 375F oven, bake 2 to 3 minutes per side or until golden. Build the crostini with a slice of cucumber, a spoon of salmon salad, and a sprinkle of chives.
Almetria Turner is a Memphis-based wellness coach, celebrity chef, food and fitness blogger, marathoner, certified fitness instructor, RYT-200 Yoga Instructor, RRCA certified running coach and race director, and public speaker. Follow her on Facebook, Instagram @Fitandfinallyfree and her blog at Fitandfinallyfree.com.