Wednesday, August 15, 2012

A Hump Day Treat

Happy Hump Day! 

Last night we had a pretty awesome dinner to celebrate my sister's birthday- and OHHH was it delicious. I could probably make one post everyday for a week for all the different things we ate but I'll keep it nice and simple and just give ya the low down on two simple but tasty appetizers.

I'm slacking a little bit on the picture taking, so bare with me, k? Great.

First SUPER easy side dish/app my mom and I make for just about every occassion-

1. Tomato and Mozzerella: Caprese Salad

  • Tomato 
  • Mozzarella 
  • Spring Mix
  • Olive Oil
  • Balsalmic
  • Salt and Pepper 
  • Olives- Optional but delish 
  • Slice your tomato (one or two, depending on how much you want to make)
  • Slice fresh mozzarella 
  • Lay down the spring mix on a plate then lay down one tomato slice, and a mozzarella slice on top
  • LIGHTLY drizzle some olive oil and balsamic on top
  • Sprinkle with salt and pepper 
  • If you'd like, top with olives
Enjoy- mmmmm

2. Smoked Salmon Roll-ups

  • 1 cup whipped cream cheese
  • 1 tbsp fresh chopped chives, plus whole ones for garnish 
  • 1 tbsp chopped parsley
  • 1 dash of extra virgin olive oil 
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice (fresh is always better)
  • Smoked salmon in about 2 inch strips (doesn't really matter so don't get too worried about it)
  • 1 cucumber cut into slices approximately 1/4 inch
  • Mix cream cheese with herbs, lemon  juice, salt, pepper and a bit of olive oil to thin it out. 
  • Carefully spread a small amount of the cream cheese mix over each piece of smoked salmon
  • Roll up the salmon pieces
  • Secure salmon pieces with a strand on chive, carefully knotting it
  • Serve on top of cucumber slices and drizzle with olive oil
  • Serve! 

Before rolling up

Enjoy these delicious, cute appetizers!

Appetizer on the left is an Eggplant- Goat Cheese tart (SOOO good) I'll give the recipe for that little number another time, promise!


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