A Light Saturday Brunch

This is one of my favorite, easiest to make snacks. It’s light and healthy but satisfying as hell. I usually reserve this special treat for weekend brunches with the Mrs. (especially after an intense morning work-out), but there’s no reason it can’t be a snack in between meals either.

I was first introduced to this recipe by Ellie Krierger of The Food Network. Check out her book – The Food You Crave: Luscious Recipes for a Healthy Life.

Recipe

Serving Size (2 open-faced sandwiches)

Estimated time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • smoked salmon
  • 2 slices dark wheat bread
  • 2 tablespoons light cream cheese (I like the kind with chives)
  • 1/2 small cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tomato (gutted and chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons chives or green onion
  • salt, pepper for taste

*green highlight denotes ingredients you will likely need to buy fresh while black text includes ingredients you should either have stocked in your pantry or ingredients that have a lengthy shelf life.

Directions:

  1. spread cream cheese generously onto each slice of bread
  2. place salmon on top of the spreaded slices of bread
  3. layer onions and cucumbers on top of salmon
  4. in a small bowl, mix chopped tomatoes and chives with salt and pepper.  add mixture to the top of the sandwiches
  5. slice diagonally and serve
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