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Avocado and Salmon Cocktails




Avocado and Salmon Cocktails

With a blend of puckery grapefruit, peppery chives, and a hit of smoked salmon, this little starter brings a flavour explosion to the taste buds. Easy to assemble, serve it on a bed of spicy arugula for a pretty summer lunch salad that packs a wallop of brilliance.


Candied salmon is available in many shops and grocery stores and in a variety of flavours. We suggest purchasing a lightly seasoned candied salmon, so it doesn’t overpower the freshness of citrus and avocado


3 Tbsp (45 mL) extra-virgin olive oil

2 Tbsp (30 mL) chopped fresh chives

1 small red grapefruit

Pinch of sea salt (optional)

Pinch of freshly ground black pepper

2 cups (500 mL) baby arugula, washed and spun dry

1/2 small fennel bulb, thinly shaved

1 ripe but firm avocado, peeled, pitted, and sliced

2 oz (56 g) candied salmon nuggets


In small bowl, add olive oil and chives. Peel grapefruit, removing bitter white pith. Segment grapefruit, placing segments aside. Squeeze juice from grapefruit trimmings into bowl with olive oil. Whisk together and season to taste with salt and pepper. Set aside.

Divide arugula among 4 serving dishes. In medium bowl, add shaved fennel, avocado, and grapefruit segments. Flake salmon nuggets into small pieces and add. Drizzle with half the dressing. Lightly toss and divide mixture evenly overtop of arugula. Drizzle remaining dressing overtop and garnish. Serve immediately.

Each serving contains: 191 calories; 4 g protein; 16 g total fat (2 g sat. fat, 0 g trans fat); 10 g total carbohydrates (0 g sugars, 3 g fibre); 19 mg sodium

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