Baby Lox Potato Appetizer – Roasted Mini Potatoes with Lox Cream Cheese Spread Lightened Up with Greek Yogurt
Lox and cream cheese– the classic Jewish flavor combination. Luscious, salty salmon topped with a schmear of whipped cream cheese is somehow just perfect together. Sandwiched between two bagel halves, there is nothing more satisfying on a Sunday morning.
This appetizer will allow you to enjoy lox and cream cheese as a lightened up, gluten free appetizer. Roasted baby potatoes create little “boats” for a luscious lox spread. Greek yogurt lends nonfat creaminess to the lox; combined with a small amount of cream cheese, the flavor is rich and creamy without being overly caloric. I don’t know about you, but with Rosh Hashanah behind us I’m watching my calorie intake like a hawk! Topped with capers, the flavor is heavenly. In addition to this baby potato appetizer, the lox spread goes great on whole grain toast, as a topping for crostini, or the old school way… on a toasted everything bagel. Essen!
I made these a while back and I can’t seem to find the step-by-step photos in my library… whoops! But I think this one is pretty self explanatory. Let me know if you have any questions. 🙂
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- 2 pounds small red new potatoes or baby potatoes (2 inches each)
- 2 1/2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, divided
- 3/4 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup cream cheese
- 8 oz. Nova lox or smoked salmon
- 2 tbsp chopped fresh dill
- Capers for garnish
You will also need
- Baking sheet, food processor
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Scrub the potatoes clean, leaving the skin intact. Slice the potatoes in half horizontally. Use a vegetable corer or melon baller to scoop out a teaspoon-sized hole in the center of the cut side of each potato half. Place halved potatoes into a large bowl and discard the cored pieces. Toss the potato halves with 1 ½ tbsp olive oil till evenly coated. Brush the baking sheet with the remaining 1 tbsp of olive oil. Put the potatoes onto the baking sheet, cut side down, skin side up. Roast the potatoes for about 30 minutes till tender. Let the potatoes cool to room temperature.
- Meanwhile put Greek yogurt, cream cheese, lox, and dill into the food processor. Process ingredients until they are blended together.
- When potatoes are cool, use a small spoon to fill the hollowed out potato halves with the lox mixture. Garnish each potato half with 2-3 capers. Serve.
- Make Ahead: I'm not a huge fan of refrigerating potatoes (they can sometimes turn mealy), so if you want to make this ahead I recommend making the spread in advance and spreading it on crackers or bagel chips. Still delish, and your prep time will be cut down considerably. Enjoy!